We recently wrote about the concepts that Jeep and Mopar are teaming up to bring to the Easter Jeep Safari. Since then, the event has gone underway and more information is available on the six models being presented. Turns out the concepts are the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept, the Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon, Jeep Wrangler Stitch, Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper II, Jeep Wrangler Flattop, and the Jeep Wrangler Slim.
Auto Media decided to focus on 3 of the concepts. The first one they looked at is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. This new Jeep contains the much talked about and much desired EcoDiesel engine. The outside is clad in blood-orange paint and has 35-inch off-road Micky Thompson tires, along with custom fender flares and capped off with a modified SRT hood.
Next up is the Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon. The template is the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Underneath the hood is a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 crate engine, capable of 470 horsepower. The Wrangler Recon is built to be tough and shows that by having many features that make it capable to withstand some punishment. Mopar put a Warn winch, high-clearance flat fenders, and rock rails on the Jeep along with the Rubicon’s 10th Anniversary hood on for good measure. All of this is clad in a slate gray paint-job.
Last is the Wrangler Stitch, also a mod of the Wrangler Rubicon. What Mopar did to this was put the Wrangler on a diet, shedding over 3,000 pounds to make it a similar weight to the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. That weight loss didn’t diminish the qualities though, so don’t fear. The list of goodies included is quite long and includes, 17-inch aluminum wheels, customer DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 axles with 4.88 gears.
It’s clear that just by looking at these three Jeeps and what they are capable of, they were built for the Jeep owners looking to push an envelope. “We created our new Jeep Performance Parts portfolio for extreme off-road Jeep fanatics ” said Mopar’s President and CEO, Pietro Gorlier. “Jeep owners who are passionate about customization, performance, and personalization will have a long menu of Jeep Performance Parts from which to choose.”
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