• Driving the Jeep Safari Concept: Is This The New Face of the Next Jeep Wrangler?

    As many Jeep fans are starved for details about the upcoming Jeep (JL) Wrangler, the Jeep Safari Concept may offer a few tantalizing clues. The grill and front bumper certainly look like they belong on the next Wrangler, but there’s a lot more to the Jeep Safari Concept than hints to the JL, it is a slick and absurd idea rolled into a great looking rig.

    The roof is a translucent plastic-like material and it supports a faux drone that sits over the rear on its own launch pad.

    The “windoors” are clear plastic vinyl laid over custom aluminium brackets. Zippers line the window section and the rear doors are rear-hinged (suicide-door-style) and give a great opening to the rear seats. By the way, the two rear seats are similar to the front seats, but they are canted slightly outward for better safari viewing pleasure.

    Here’s some of what was added to the Jeep Safari Concept:

    • 35″ BFG Mud Terrain KM2 tires
    • Spray-in bed-liner on the floor
    • Jeep Performance 2″ lift and Fox shocks
    • Underhood air compressor
    • Custom cold intake and beefed up brakes
    • Front and rear Dana 44 axles
    • Front and rear (modified) bucket seats from a Fiat 500 Abarth
    • iPad center display/infotainment system

    … and, by the way; the one thing that excited many journalists was the front windshield which is raked 3-degrees. We think this is off of the Jeep Wrangler JL. Still, like the steering wheel, which was sourced from a Fiat 500X, it may be something else.

    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.

    It’s a fun vehicle to drive, even if the future clues prove false!

    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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    3 thoughts on “Driving the Jeep Safari Concept: Is This The New Face of the Next Jeep Wrangler?

      1. You can see the differences in the grill? For Jeep fans, it’s easy to spot. Seriously, you should be using the pause button. Maybe you can see what they were talking about.

    1. Maybe just maybe I love jeep but me personally want to see a lil more change just a little not a fj cruiser look lol

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