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The annual Jeep Easter Safari brings thousands of Jeep owners and enthusiasts to Moab, Utah, in the spring each year. This annual event has become the proving ground and debut location of many of the most recent Jeep off-road SUV modes. The seven Jeep concepts at the annual Easter Safari event were as colorful as Easter eggs, dotting the landscape in Moab for nine days of amazing trail riding. Let’s take a look at four of the cool new Jeep SUVs that could eventually enter production.

Jeep went old school with the 1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe Concept

1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe Concept Playing on the Moab Trails
1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe Concept | Jeep

What do you get when you put a modern powertrain in an old Jeep body? This is affectionately known as a restomod. This amazing sporty SUV includes the 1978 body but a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe powertrain. The Cherokee rides on 17-inch mag-style wheels wrapped in 37-inch tires, giving it plenty of height. The classic chrome grille shows its large teeth around a WARN winch, which finishes the tough off-road look of this electric Jeep SUV.

Drop that Hemi in the Jeep Scrambler 392 Concept

Jeep Scrambler 392 Concept - This Brightly Colored Jeep Was right at home during the annual Jeep Easter Safari
Jeep Scrambler 392 Concept | Jeep

The Jeep Scrambler was the first convertible, compact truck from Jeep. The Scrambler has a special place in the hearts of many Jeep enthusiasts, but dropping a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine in this truck makes it awesome. The Scrambler Concept wears a bright Sublime green paint and delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque to offer some serious power on the trails during the Jeep Easter Safari.

The final appearance of the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept

Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept Riding Down a Rocky Trail in Moab
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept | Jeep

This year marks the third and final safari run for the all-electric Magneto. This electric Jeep has been tough three years of testing, conquering the Moab trails each time. The new Jeep Recon EV receives much of its EV tech from the Magneto concept. The powerful Magneto was upgraded this year to offer 20% more range along with 285 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque in its standard form. The maximum power grabs our attention at 650 horsepower and 900 lb-ft. Could this power level become part of Magneto production?

Long drives made easier with the Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept

Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept Posed on the Trails in Utah
Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept | Jeep

Jeep combined a top-tier SUV with overlanding equipment to give us a concept vehicle worthy of several days in the wilderness. This Jeep off-road SUV packs a serious punch with the new 3.0-liter Hurricane engine, which delivers 510 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Wagoneer Overland rides on 18-inch wheels wearing 35-inch BFGoodrich tires. Compared to other Grand Wagoneer models, this Jeep concept has an additional 1.5 inches of lift for increased ground clearance and off-road capability.

The other three Jeep concepts at the Easter Safari are:

  • Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Departure Concept
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Concept

To learn more about these Jeep off-road and sporty SUV concepts, check out the Car and Driver coverage of these incredible new Jeep SUVs.

Do all Jeeps have Easter eggs?

Every Jeep vehicle since the 1990s has had a little surprise. We love to call these surprises “Easter Eggs.” These small items are hidden in various places around the vehicle to give it a little more personality and offer owners a fun way to enjoy some of the details of their Jeep.

When did the Easter Jeep Safari start?

The Easter Jeep Safari was originally a one-day event that began in 1967. The Moab Chamber of Commerce created the event to attract tourists. Today, this event lasts nine days and is where Jeep loves to bring some cool new concepts. This gives us a look at some of the off-road and sporty SUV models they’ve got in the works.

Could these new Jeep concepts from the annual Easter Safari become production models? Possibly.


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