This upcoming weekend marks the 48th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, an event where Jeep lovers get together for an off-road gathering. Like years past, Jeep will be bringing along a few concept vehicles.
“We head to Moab and the Easter Jeep Safari with six new vehicles we know Jeep enthusiasts will truly appreciate - including our first two new Jeep Cherokee models built specifically for this important event,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We look forward to putting these new Jeep vehicles in their proper environment and receiving important feedback from our most loyal customers at their favorite annual off-road gathering.”
This year’s concept vehicles will feature a number of Jeep Performance Parts – specifically designed for off-roading - to help transform current Jeep models into the ultimate trail performers.
“This year, we’re showcasing a combination of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts on our vehicles for off-road enthusiasts to see a variety of customization and personalization options,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO - Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Since 2002, Jeep and Mopar have teamed to create more than 40 unique concept vehicles for enthusiasts who attend the popular Easter Jeep Safari.”
Here’s a list of some of the concept cars:
- The Wrangler Level Red: One of the concepts Jeep will be showing off this year is the Wrangler Level Red. The phrase “level red” is derived from the terminology for the toughest off-road trail. The Jeep has a wide array of features that make it great in the dirt, including Jeep Performance Parts Dana 44 crate axles in the front and rear and Rock-Trac transfer case, which helps owners better navigate obstacles.
- Wrangler MOJO: This vehicle is similar to the Level Red, but is designed to take on the most extreme trails. The”OJ” in its name stands for “orange Jeep” and includes a number of Jeep Performance Parts including “shorty” bumpers and prototype flat-top fenders.
- Wrangle Maximum Performance: This Jeep features the word “maximum” for the power it offers. The vehicle is raised up four inches and features a 70:1 crawl ratio.
- Cherokee Adventurer: The fourth and final concept car being shown off at this event is perfect for those looking for an off-road capable vehicle with more storage. Whether it’s the bungee net available to hold cargo down or the added utility and cargo, this is perfect for adventurers.
Jeep hosting New York Auto Show preview
In addition to the Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep will be hosting a private preview of the vehicles it will be showing off at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. According to the release, the event will benefit East Side House Settlement, a social social services agency that serves children and families in the South Bronx and surrounding communities.
“This milestone year commemorates our 15-year partnership with East Side House,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. “On behalf of the automobile retailers of greater New York, we wholeheartedly support the staff at East Side House and the important help they give to young people to attain their goals. We also salute the past and present sponsors whose support over the past 15 years has helped raise over $4.5 million for East Side House.”
Get a current Jeep model off-road ready
While the two upcoming Jeep events will show off concepts and future models, owners are likely wondering how they can get their current Jeep off-road ready.
Jeep parts and accessories can be found online that help owners with storage, especially when it comes to taking a trips outdoors. Securing belongings on an off-road adventure has never been easier with current products on the market.