Jeep teases concept for 2022 Easter Jeep Safari

It’s hard to believe that the 56th annual 2022 Easter Jeep Safari is just around the corner. The Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) is scheduled for April 9-17, 2022 and hosts Moab’s Red Rock 4-Wheelers Club and attracts thousands of Jeep enthusiasts and off-roaders. It’s mostly a Jeep thing, but other manufacturers have crashed the Jeep party before. During EJS, Moab, Utah – home to some of the world’s best terrain and rock crawls – will become a beacon, a destination, a mecca for like-minded adventurers who spend the week off-roading, gathering and immersing themselves completely. themselves in all terrain.

Jeep and Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) never miss EJS action. Part of the carmaker’s annual presence includes concept builds, many of which come on track during the week to showcase the Jeep brand’s 4×4 capacity, if anyone needed to be convinced. Over the years, some pretty wild concepts Jeep Wranglers, Gladiators and fully custom Jeep mashups have debuted on Easter Jeep Safari: all-electric Jeep Magneto, Jeep Red Bare, Rubicon 392, Jeepster Beach, Jeep Farout, Orange Peelz and Jeep Top Dog, for example. So what awaits 2022?

Jeep and JPP have not revealed what they are building for the 2022 EJS, but have confirmed that they will participate in the event with concepts that are promised to be “bigger, better, greener, faster and ultra-capable.” To whet our appetite, they have released four cryptic sketches of what is to come.

QR code Jeep Gladiator

The first sketch shows the blocky outline of a Jeep Gladiator, but that does not mean that it is actually a Gladiator. Jeep could come up with something with a Gladiator-like look and supercar (read: Hellcat V-8) power. We do not know much more about this JPP build, but the sky is the limit when it comes to cool Gladiator builds. And does not it look like there should be some QR codes somewhere? What are you trying to tell us?

The Grand Cherokee gets the 4xe treatment

The second sketch focuses on a headlight, and the blue-toned theme indicates that this is likely a project based on the upcoming 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid, the second addition to the electrified 4xe series after the Wrangler 4xe. (Both are to meet Jeep’s quest to electrify its range.) The two-row Grand Cherokee is brand new for 2022 (although it’s essentially the short wheelbase version of the three-row Grand Cherokee L introduced last year), and the Grand Cherokee Cherokee 4xe coming in the spring. The new Grand’s modern, chiseled exterior would be well suited for a complete terrain construction. In addition to the stylized blue shades depicted in the sketch, the blue towbars, fog light opening and charging port on the fender betray its 4xe roots. Could this be a longer, three-row 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L 4xe that will soon join the currently only two-row 4xe? Probably not, but it would definitely be news.

Wrangler / Gladiator Mashup: Bed SUV?

Regarding this concept, Jeep asks, “Have you ever wondered what a combination of two mighty off-road vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator might look like?“Jeep ends his cryptic riddle by” daring “the truck to be more like city jeeps when it comes to increased departure angles, and ends by mentioning outdoor freedom. Hmm. We think of the Wrangler Rubicon with some kind of Gladiator-like open bed. A real Wrangler- The SUV with an open-backed “truck bed” solves the problem of the departure angle caused by the Gladiator’s bed overhang. at all.

Rubicon 20

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s first year was 2003, which made 2023 the big two-year anniversary of the iconic off-road car. We speculate that the Rubicon 20 concept is a special Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary Edition based on the Wrangler 392. Could this be an enhanced version of an upcoming 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 20 Jeep? It is entirely possible.

Jeep Wrangler RU31-CON / 4XE Concept

Do you want to prove that your new plug-in hybrid Wrangler has the goods to withstand what jeepers can throw at it out on the trails? Build a military-themed version and send it to war. Okay, so we doubt Jeep would actually send Wrangler 4xe PHEVs into battle or even the U.S. Army, but that would certainly be nice, right? Without that happening, it seems like this Wrangler RU31-CON / 4xe cosplaying concept will have to do. If we had to guess, “31” in the name that stands for the letters “B” and “I” in “Rubicon” is a hint that this retro-militarized Wrangler has 31-inch tires and is, as the name implies, a 4x model.

Jeep Gladiator two-door Overlander concept

So the teaser above is a bit vague, but what we can see is a two-door Wrangler with long wheelbase with either a long pickup bed or a seatless area at the back – or a two-door Gladiator truck. Keep in mind that the Gladiator is only available with four doors, and the Wrangler, although available with two doors, only pairs that configuration with a stubby body and a short wheelbase. Whatever this creation is, we hope the Jeep Performance Parts watermark means that not only the various seats and things that live above the rear will be available via the JPP catalog soon, but perhaps a two-door Gladiator remodel as well— much like the JK -8 pickup truck conversion Mopar was once offered for the JK generation Wrangler.

Jeep Magneto 2.0 Concept

Oh, it looks like Jeep will not be content this year with just showcasing modified 4xe plug-in hybrids, and will follow up on last year’s all-electric Magneto concept with a new version called “Magneto 2.0.” We do not know how Jeep can top the original Magneto, which paired an electric driveline with – get this – a manual gearbox, so we bring the company line here and see what you think of it: “Like all good comebacks, you stay to the proven plan in all its astonishing electrified brilliance or are you pushing the boundaries of legendary Jeep® 4×4 capacity and off-road development even further? “

Our wishes

It’s probably way too early to tell, and it’s a sister brand, but we would love to see a Ram EV also make an appearance on this year’s Easter safari. It would also be great to see a Moab-ready 2022 Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer reinforced with great suspension, big wheels and all the terrain fixes. A three-row Grand Cherokee L, which was completely new for 2021, would also create a unique Moab concept for inspiring Jeep family fans. However, none of these are depicted in the sketches, so we have to wait for more details about the others when they are revealed.

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