• We Drive the Jeep Wrangler Switchback Concept with Unique Topless and Bottomless Doors


    Every year at the Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep Performance Parts and/or Mopar show us a serious off-roader that can (mostly) be built by using their components and the Jeep Switchback Concept is that vehicle. While not as exciting as the Jeep Quicksand Concept, the Jeep Switchback has a few cool components that may be developed for future components.

    The rear roof section “Safari Half Top” has upper roof-sill glass (like the Landrover Discovery) and it makes the interior light up. There is a unique double basket roof rack that looks production ready too. While the half doors are, basically, cut-down stock doors, with glass removed and holes cut in the center of each, they look pretty cool.

    The power-dome/vented hood is a concept too. Although, it sounds like this hood could reach production. The rest of the vehicle is primarily made up of Jeep Performance Part catalogue components. Add the few customized bits and the slick roof combo and you have an aspirational Jeep that has real potential.

    I kind of wish they went mental on the Jeep Switchback Concept and installed a rocket-powered ejection seat or grenade launcher. Still, it looks good and it was one of the most driver-friendly vehicles Jeep had on display.

    This year’s TFL coverage of the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari is brought to you by Blackforestgear.com. Check out their web site for unique Jeep soft tops and other fun Jeep wheeling gear.

    Enjoy the video!


    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

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    2 thoughts on “We Drive the Jeep Wrangler Switchback Concept with Unique Topless and Bottomless Doors

    1. It’s still made by Fiat-Chrysler. This car is a guaranteed piece of crap based on that fact alone. Consumer reports rates their vehicles bottom last and I quote, “are dangerously unreliable.” I bought a brand new Jeep Wrangler that needed 3 engine repairs (2 cylinder replacements and an entire engine block swap) before I hit 40,000 miles. Not to mention the 4 other recalls. Their customer service is on par with the quality of vehicles as well. They denied my car was a lemon and forced me to lawyer up. I won huge but I know a lot of pissed off people who bought their vehicles and don’t have the finances or resources to afford an attorney-I feel for them. If you buy a Chrysler, Dodge, or Fiat after reading this or doing any car research, then you deserve all the problems it gives you. One last thing, Chrysler is no longer accredited by the BBB due to far too many complaints, crazy I know!

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