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Jeep and Mopar create six concepts

Wed, 28 Mar 2012

Jeep and Mopar have created six new vehicles in time for the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, which takes place from 31 March to 8 April.

The six concepts join around 30 others developed since 2002 by the brands for the pleasure of Jeep enthusiasts.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept
Finished in Stone White, but with a theme of Mineral Gray – grille surround, mirror caps and rear light bar – and red – tow hooks, the Jeep logos on wheel center caps and bolt holes – visible throughout. A red trim line surrounds the matte black hood, designed to reduce glare.

Jeep Mighty FC Concept
Jeep's design team took a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon, repositioned the cabin over and ahead of the front axle, while lengthening the wheelbase and adding a custom-built drop-side cargo box to recreate the original Jeep Forward Control (FC). Th FC was built from 1956 to '65 and minimized the overall length to achieve maximum maneuverability but preserved a full-length cargo box.

Jeep J-12 Concept
In essence an extended version of Mopar's recent JK-8 pickup conversion kit for the Jeep Wrangler. Using a new 2012 Wrangler Unlimited as a starting point, the rear of the vehicle has been extended by 18 inches. The spare tire is now underneath the bed floor, creating a six feet long cargo box. A custom hood and front fender set are reminiscent of the Jeep Gladiator series trucks. The cabin has been redesigned in an old-school truck theme with the carpets replaced by truck bed liner and the bucket seats are replaced with a bench seat, trimmed in white with a plaid design.

Jeep Wrangler Traildozer Concept
Developed with the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) engineering team. Features Mopar premium front and rear bumpers and rear corner guards for off-road protection, a Mopar performance heat reduction hood, Mopar half-door kit and a Mopar/Warn 9.5 Cti winch have also been included in the design. Its interior includes an AEV 'F-1' leather seat trim kit and Mopar slush mats.

Jeep Wrangler Apache from Mopar
This V-8 HEMI powered Wrangler includes high-clearance flat fenders, rock rails, front and rear half-door kits, a Stinger front bumper, a Warn 9.5ti XP winch, Katzkin leather seats, a locking center console box and a Mopar branded interior.

By Rufus Thompson