It has become a tradition: every year at Easter is organized in the United States a large event around the Jeep brand, to which the brand participates very formally. And it's been a few years since the opportunity to reveal more or less zany concepts based on 4 × 4 Jeep. This year, Jeep is presenting six studies that are unlikely to be in series.
Let's start directly with my favorite: the Quicksand, based on a classic Wrangler, but which undergoes a hot rod treatment very nice and very original. Its suspensions are lowered, as is its roof, and the wings are removed. To move the beast: a good big Hemi V8 6.4 liters with intake horns and almost direct exhaust. It just misses the compressor at the Mad Max Interceptor! 6-speed manual transmission and 32 "wheels at the front and 37" at the rear. The perfect machine to climb the dunes!
More surprising is the Grand One. It is based not on the current range, but on the good old Grand Cherokee of 1993 (already ...). Raised, lengthened, and equipped with a new grille, it is rather proud for its 25 years.
The Safari and Switchback are two derivatives of Wrangler 4 doors, very heavily accessorized with Mopar parts (the official parts of the US branch of FCA) and some specific parts like a new grille for the Safari or glass doors.
The Luminator bases everything on ... the light, with powerful LED spotlights installed everywhere, solar panels and a drone landing strip on the roof. You found the Compass a little bland? The Trailpass should make you forget that with a raised ground clearance and specific 18 "wheels. The engines remain standard on these two models.
None of these concepts should see the day in production, and it's a shame for the Quicksand that really caught my eye!