This years annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, is rumoured to be an eventful occasion, with Jeep planning to showcase some the wildest versions of its original production cars during the safari.
The modifications made to the cars use the standard production, prototype ‘Jeep Performance’ parts. All these parts are made by Mopar which is the official in-house tuner brand for Jeep. We’ve compiled a sneak peek list of the models that will be showcased this Easter.
Jeep Grand One:
The Grand Cherokee is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In order to mark this occasion, the company chose a 1993 ZJ, and heavily modified it. Some of which include an extended wheelbase, as well as a set of 33 inch off-road tyres.
How does one experience the true nature of a safari while inside a closed off car? With see through panelling of course! The modified version of the Wrangler-based Jeep comes equipped with a hard top panel that’s translucent and apparent ‘windoors’ that are made of aluminium and clear vinyl. The rear bucket seats on the new version of the car face outwards, for a better experience and unobstructed view while on a safari.
The Trailpass is pretty much the nmost relevant model, in terms of the Indian consumer. A hardcore off-road vehicle, the car features 18 inch alloys, a 1.5 inch suspension, and a Mopar roof basket. It is based on the Compass SUV that debuts in India on the 12th of April 2017.
A hot rod is a loud and fast car that pretty much guarantees a second look from any auto enthusiast. And that’s exactly what the Quicksand is. Based on the Wrangler, the Quicksand comes equipped with a Mopar 392 Crate Hemi engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. It also features a longer wheelbase, a chopped roof wand windshield, as well as trimmed body panels.
The Swithcback, however, is the ultimate off road vehicle. Based on the Wrangle unlimited, it features a 4.0-inch lift with remote reservoir Fox shocks, heavy duty cast differential covers, front and rear Dana 44 axles, with massive 37-inch tyres.