A Every year at Easter, the American jeep community is drawn to the sleepy town of Moab, Utah. The reason the jeep community has been gathering in this remote corner for decades is because of the breathtaking scenery all around. The Archers and Canyonlands National Park impress with their unique rocky landscape and offer fantastic off-road routes.
Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2019
Moab has been taking place at Easter every year for 52 years Easter Jeep Safari is taking place, and the manufacturer of the legendary car has long since discovered the PR potential of this huge spectacle. Accordingly, in the week prior to the Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep will be introducing new concept cars in the week prior to the Moab Easter Jeep Safari, where the developers have a free hand and build spectacular one-offs Gladiator standing. The Jeep Gladiator, a new pickup based on the Jeep Wrangler, is slated to hit the US market this year. We expect it in Europe in mid-2020. Jeep has high hopes for the Gladiator, which should secure additional market shares in the world's largest pickup market.
Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter
The visually most exciting concept car, the Jeep Five Quarter, is a so-called 'Restomod'. This term describes the conversions of classic cars to modern drive technology, which are particularly popular in the USA. The result is a car that is suitable for everyday use and looks like a real classic. In this case it is a Jeep G-890, known in fan circles as the 'Kaiser Jeep M715', built for the US Army. Hence the name (based on 'five-quarter tons') after the army specifies vehicles according to their payload.
The Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter uses the body of a 1968 M -715, although not all of this was completely preserved. So instead of thecarbon cladding was installed on the original front sheet, the loading area was completely redesigned from profile parts, and the fabric top was lowered by nine centimeters. The original frame has been reinforced and equipped with a coil spring suspension with an extended wheelbase. Axles: Front Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60, rear Dynatrac Pro-Rock 80. Tires: 40-inch Maxxis Razr on 20-inch beadlock rims.
In the J6 concept car, Jeep uses a Gladiator Rubicon and equips it with a single cabin. The loading area stretches to 183 centimeters, around 30 centimeters more than the series Gladiator. A roll bar on the loading area serves as an installation location for additional LED headlights and at the same time provides support for the spare wheel.
The paintwork of the Jeep J6 was chosen based on the model, a 1978 Jeep Honcho. The 5.1 meter long Jeep J6 rests on 37-inch mud terrain tires from BF Goodrich. Space for this is created by the 50 millimeter lift, which comes from the shelf of the in-house Performance Parts department. The drive is provided by the 3.6-liter V6 with performance exhaust system, which is not available in Europe.
Jeep JT Scrambler
The Jeep JT Scrambler is based on another famous model from Jeep history, which connoisseurs of the brand will recognize from the color scheme and the decor. In the 1980s, the then Jeep CJ-8 was the longest example in the series and, strictly speaking, as a pickup, the direct predecessor of the modern Gladiator.
The Jeep JT Scrambler also has a roll bar equipped with additional LED headlights , additional headlights on the A-pillar and on the bumper also bring light into the carDark. The copper-colored rims on which 37-inch BF Goodrich M /T are mounted are striking. The chassis is raised by 50 millimeters.
Jeep Gladiator Gravity
The Gravity is a completely stripped Jeep Gladiator with 'tube doors'. He is supposed to cast the topic of 'climbing' in a Jeep-friendly form and therefore comes with plenty of lashed climbing equipment on the loading area. Above all, the Gladiator Gravity should be a kind of catalog model, as it was built completely with accessories from the official Mopar range. In addition to the distinctive tubular doors, these include the 50-millimeter lift, the 35-inch M /T tires, the numerous additional lights and the luggage system on the loading area.
With the Wayout concept, Jeep is addressing a purpose that has not previously been on the program for the Wrangler: long-distance travel. As a Gladiator Pickup, the car will in future also appeal to wealthy customers from this area, so the model has been adapted to the theme. The hard-shell roof tent above the loading area is accommodated in a frame structure, while a robust roof rack was mounted on the double-cab hardtop.
The Kolpin fuel canisters integrated in the rear side sections of the loading area are a clever detail. These flat plastic canisters are usually used by ATV drivers to extend their range and, thanks to their quick-release fastener, fit well into the body. An awning is attached to the side of the loading area carrier, a suction snorkel ensures improved wading capabilities, and a 5.4-ton warning cable winch for help in an emergency. Both17-inch wheels were foregoing disco suitability and mounted full-surface steel rims, which are equipped with 37 mm Falken Wildpeak M /T.
The last model in the group of 2019 concept cars for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari is the Jeep Flattbill. And he just wants to play. Inspired by the motocross theme, it not only carries two KTM MX bikes on the loading area, the body is thematically shrill, starting with the decor. A monstrous air inlet grille spreads across the bonnet, the widened front fenders are also provided with grilles and rear openings, which promises an interesting decor on the sides when driving through mud.
The lift height by a tight 130 millimeters ensures Kit from Off-Road Evolution, which creates enough space for 40-inch M /T tires from Maxxis, Other modifications include the small front bumper and the massive rocker tubes, instead of the tailgate, a carrier for the two has been made Motorcycles installed. With the Flatbill concept, only a 'shell' of the soft top is installed, the rear end is missing and makes the pickup an airy affair.
The official unveiling of the concept cars for this year's Moab Easter Jeep Safari will be on April 13th take place.