[Updated Gallery] Jeep Unleashes Six New Prototypes at Moab
Jeep and Mopar have teamed up to introduce six concept models that will likely have Jeep enthusiasts considering even more custom options to tackle those trails.
Then again, that’s really second nature when it comes to owning a Jeep, right?
Still, the Jeeps, which made their official debut at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, which kicked off April 12, should up the ante even more. From a Wrangler bearing the code name “Level Red,” to an up-fitted Cherokee painted in Satin Silver, the Jeeps feature a range of custom features aimed at enhancing the thrill and exterior appeal of off-roading.
Here’s a quick overview of the six models and some of the specs that stick out most.
Jeep Wrangler Level Red
Named after the highest level of difficulty on an off-road trail, the Wrangler Level Red is well equipped to tackle the toughest of trials. The modifications include a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, Jeep Performance Parts Dana 44 crate axles on the front and rear with a 4:10 ratio and a Jeep Performance Parts Rock-Trac transfer case with a 4:1 low range.
The Wrangler’s 3.6-liter engine has also been enhanced with a cold-air intake and low-restriction exhaust system. The Wrangler Level Red’s crawl ratio is 73:1. In addition, the Jeep is equipped with prototype black “Aero” bumper ends, prototype 17 x 8-inch beadlock-capable wheels and 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires, available through the Mopar Tireworks program.
Jeep Wrangler MOJO
The Jeep Wrangler MOJO, “OJ” standing for “Orange Jeep,” is equipped with a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift, locking Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case. Wrangler MOJO’s crawl ratio is 59:1 and the Jeep’s 3.6-liter V6 engine has also been modified with a cold-air intake and low-restriction exhaust system.
Other specialty features include prototype Jeep Performance Parts “Shorty” bumpers and prototype flat-top fenders with 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires wrapped around prototype beadlock wheels. The Wrangler MOJO is also equipped with prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps to help navigate the trails at night.
Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance
With a name like “Maximum Performance”, there’s no underestimating this Jeep’s capabilities. The Wrangler is equipped with Jeep Performance Parts-exclusive push-button, electric-locking Dana 60 axles at the front and rear, as well as 4.88 gearing and the 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case. The Maximum Performance Wrangler also features a prototype Jeep Performance Parts four-inch lift kit with a 70:1 crawl ratio.
Exterior enhancements include a prototype Jeep Performance Parts “Stinger” front bumper and Jeep Performance Parts Rubicon rock rails, as well as a prototype flattop fender kit. Other features include a Jeep Performance Parts winch, LED lights mounted atop the windshield, and 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires.
Jeep Cherokee Adventurer
Likely one of the most subtle of the bunch, the Cherokee Adventurer still shouldn’t be underestimated. The Jeep features Trailhawk 4×4 capability with a 48:1 crawl ratio, additional utility and cargo convenience, and a number of other Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar.
In addition, the Adventurer features a prototype matte-black Mopar roof basket and aggressive BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires mounted on prototype 17-inch wheels. Other features include Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, a two-piece underbody skid plate, front suspension skid plate, oil tank skid plate and a two-piece fuel tank skid plate.
Jeep Cherokee Dakar
Touted as the most extreme Cherokee ever, the Dakar is definitely one of the coolest looking of the six. The Jeep, featuring a Silver Steel Satin Gloss exterior color, is equipped with Trailhawk 17-inch polished Satin clearcoat wheels dressed up with two large Flame Red pockets.
The Cherokee Dakar is equipped with Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, an oil pan skid plate, front suspension skid plate, two-piece fuel tank, and underbody skid plates. Additional features include modified wheel openings to accommodate larger 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires, a prototype Jeep Performance Parts lift kit, and prototype fender flares for the wider track and larger tires. The Cherokee Dakar’s crawl ratio is 48:1.
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior
Clearly, there’s no shortage of cool names one can devise when using the Jeep name. That is especially evident with the Trail Rated Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior. With its Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel sits a lot higher than a lot of other off-roaders.
The Jeep features a prototype Mopar roof basket, mounted on production cross rails, prototype 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels and All-Terrain BFGoodrich tires. The EcoDiesel Trail Warrior also features Jeep Performance Parts tow hooks, rock rails and a 44:1 crawl ratio.
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