Jeep has teased two one-of-a-kind concept vehicles ahead of its 57th Annual Easter Jeep Safari, which will run from April 1 to April 9, 2023.
As it usually does, Jeep will reveal an array of concepts, each of which promise to be “rock-crawling, terrain-traversing vehicles”.
One will be an electrified 4xe model “set to conquer Moab’s tumultuous backcountry trails in absolute silence”.
One of the concepts features tube half doors, like those in last year’s Gladiator D-Coder concept, while the other rides on chunky off-road tyres,
It’s not unusual for Easter Jeep Safari concepts to never lead to a production version, but that doesn’t rule out elements of the vehicles appearing in showrooms.
“Some of the vehicles that we create, we do like to get feedback and, and some of those parts can make it and hopefully we’ll make it into the Jeep Performance Parts catalogue,” said head of Ram and Mopar Exterior Design Mark Trostle last year.
Last year saw Jeep reveal the Magneto 2.0, an electric Wrangler-based concept.
Total outputs are 466kW of power and 1152Nm of torque, good for a dizzying 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of two seconds.
That’s considerably quicker than the original Magneto concept which debuted in 2021, which had a 6.8 second claim and outputs of 213kW and 370Nm.
There’s a custom-built axial flux electric motor that operates at up to 5250rpm, plus four lithium-ion battery packs – distributed throughout the chassis for weight balance – for a total capacity of 70kWh. They run on an 800V system.
For over 50 years, the brand has hosted brand loyalists and four-wheel drive enthusiasts in the Moab Desert in Utah for the Easter Jeep Safari, which is one of the world’s largest off-roading gatherings.