Over Easter weekend Jeep rolled out a new line-up of concept vehicles. The new vehicles were announced earlier in the year, but had not been seen until the Moab event in April. From all accounts the crowd was very pleased with what they saw. See a breakdown of some of the new concepts after the jump.
Jeep J-12 Concept
This vehicle is being called an extended version of the new JK-8 pickup kit for the Jeep Wrangler. This new concept is spun off of the 2012 Wrangler Unlimited with a 6’ cargo box. Jeep also added a custom front fender set and a hood. Chrysler bigwigs said they added the custom touches “as a nod to aficionados of the beloved Jeep Gladiator.”
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
According to the Jeep designers the Trailhawk concept is a way for them to provide a visual punch to the new line-up. This vehicle will be dressed up in some fun colors including: Stone White, Mineral Grey and Red. All the colors will get a matte black hood appliqué that is said to cut down glare. This new concept gets topped off with 18” Goodyear SilentArmor off-road tires.
Jeep Wrangler Traildozer
Chrysler says that this concept was designed for “Moab’s toughest trails,” and is a spin-off of the Dozer Yellow 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Under the hood of this new powerhouse lays a bolted-in 470-horsepwoer 6.4-liter Hemi V8. This super engine is linked to a Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission. The Traildozer comes with premium Mopar front and rear bumpers, a 9.5 CTI winch and a factory-lifted suspension.
Jeep Wrangler Apache
The Wrangler Apache was made to appease the crowd who kept screaming for a V8-powered Hemi under the hood of a Jeep Wrangler. This vehicle features a brand new Mopar 470-horsepwoer 6.4-litre Hemi V8 conversion kit made for the Wrangler. It will hit the streets in the summer of 2012 with a 5-speed automatic transmission, but there will be a 6-speed manual to follow.
The Jeep Mighty FC Concept
Designers used a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon as a base for this vehicle that is said to be a nod to fans of the Jeep Forward Control which hit the streets in 1956. The cabin has been moved over and in-front of the front axle. The wheelbase has been stretched and they have also added a custom drop-side cargo box. The FC Concept comes with Hanson bumpers, a Warn 16.5 winch, a stainless steel exhaust system from Corsa, and King coil-over reservoir shocks.