Safari, Quicksand, Switchback, Trailpass, and Luminator evoke images of a rugged adventure, and this is precisely what the annual Easter Jeep Safari is all about. Jeep always brings a collection of funky and interesting concept to the annual event in and around Moab, Utah. Jeep allows journalists the chance to drive most of the concepts, and we cannot wait to get behind the wheel. Most of the TFLcar team will be in Moab the week of Apr 10th, 2017 for this celebration of four-wheeling.
The concepts often foreshadow upcoming production vehicles, and we have a suspicion that the Jeep Safari concept is a glimpse at the next generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL).
There is also the wild and crazy Jeep Quicksand “hot rod” concept, that we dedicate it’s own article to. Jeep says it’s exhaust system can be switched “from loud to obnoxious”.
If the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is more your style, Jeep brings the Compass Trailpass to the Moab. This Jeep gets a slight lift and a selection of accessories, including a roof rack.
Jeep does not stop there. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ). Jeep is celebrating with a carefully updated concept they call “Grand One”. This ZJ is still powered by a 5.2L V8 and a 4-speed automatic transmission. (Side note: Jeep will debut the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk at the 2017 New York Auto Show).
If you like to adventure out at night, then the Jeep Luminator concept is right up your alley. This Wrangler has a multitude of additional lights that can adjust their pattern and color, depending on the the speed the Jeep is moving.
Finally, there is the rugged looking Jeep Switchback concept. It is also based on the Wrangler platform, but it has a unique character with doors with cut-outs, hard roof, and roof rack system.
TFLcar and TFLtruck teams will be at the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari and the 2017 New York Auto Show to bring all the latest in Jeep and other automotive news.
In the meantime, here is a Jeep Grand Cherokee TrailHawk II concept from several years ago.