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Jeep: Seven cool off-roaders

The "Easter Jeep Safari" is one of the largest off-road events in the world. Thousands of SUV fans flock to Moab, Utah, to test their skills and the capabilities of their vehicles on mostly one-day off-road tours. This year The 49th meeting has been taking place since 1967, it will take place from March 28th to April 5th. Jeep, as the manufacturer, is there with seven spectacular concept cars, equipped with performance components from the in-house tuning brand Mopar Test the reactions of Jeep friends - maybe you will find one or the other part in the accessories program later.

Jeep Chief
The Jeep Chief is one of the concept cars. It's based on the Wrangler, but looks like a classic Cherokee from the 1970s. The chief is supposed to convey the typical west coast surfer lifestyle and beach romance. The cool part is painted in ocean blue and has a white roof. Doors and windshield have been shortened by 5.1 centimeters. Striking are the finely ribbed razor front grille (which made the original Jeep Wagoneer famous), chrome bumpers and 17-inch model in the 70s look. The interior is almost as chic as a Hawaiian shirt: there are pink, blue and white floral fabric seat covers and leather. Foiling with surfer motifs on the center console and door handles, a rosewood passenger grab handle and a gear lever handle in Polynesian Tiki style are also part of it. The body is placed 5.1 centimeters higher, the car gets a differential lock, an intake air intake and modified Rubicon protection pipes. A 3.6 liter V6 petrol, which is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, serves as the drive, as befits its standing.

Jeep Staff Car
The staff car is reminiscent of the legendary military jeeps. It is based on the open Wrangler Unlimited and was decorated in an army design. Steel wheels, discreet fender flares and a spartan horse blanket can be worn with this. The car is almost completely in the beige color "Sandstorm". The round headlights, emergency lights with protective cages on the fenders and a spare wheel and a reserve canister at the rear have a military effect. Inside there are two spartan benches on the painted sheet metal floor and a refrigerator an old ammunition box. It holds 85 beverage cans. A modern 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 works under the hood. The car has a Jeep Performance Parts chassis with a 5.1 cm high body lift and special Shock absorbers and axles.

Jeep Wrangler Africa
The Wrangler Africa not only offers plenty of space for equipment, but is also suitable for expeditions thanks to additional tanks. The basis is a Wrangler Unlimited, which was painted sand-colored. The equipment includes a steel front bumper with cable winch, impact protection running boards and power domes on the bonnet. There is also a high roof and a rear extension. A 2.8 liter turbodiesel in combination with a five-speed automatic transmission serves as the drive. 17-inchers with off-road tires take care of traction. In addition, the Wrangler Africa was raised by 5.1 centimeters.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander
This concept vehicle is aimed at off-road enthusiasts and is intended as a companion for overland expeditions and outdoor camping. The "Sage Green" painted overlander has, among other things, a modified front section with an integrated winch, two tow hooks, wheel arch extensions, underride protection plates at the front and rear, and milled, matt black 18-inch tires with off-road tires. Special features include a hard-shell roof tent for two people. A 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel with eight-speed automatic is used as the drive.

Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk
The Jeep Renegade also had to go under the knife. He was made fit for adventure in the desert. The vehicle painted in "Desert Tan" is presented with "Jeep Performance Parts" stickers including a topographic map of a Moab trail. The technical equipment includes impact protection sills, underride protection plates and a roof rack. The interior features Mopar seat covers, body-colored design accents and all-weather floor mats. A 2.4-liter Otto and a nine-speed automatic take over the drive.

Jeep Cherokee Canyon Trail
This vehicle is based on the Cherokee and has been upgraded with off-road components. The car is painted in desert tan, with a matt black bonnet contrasting with a topographic map of the Moab trail, "Hells Revenge". Inside there are Mopar leather seat covers with decorative stitching, embroidery on the headrests and design accents in the color of the car. The equipment includes a luggage compartment mat , the cargo management stowage system, a Moab off-road bag and all-weather floor mats. Protective sills and protective plates for the fuel tank, underbody, oil pan and front suspension ensure additional off-road suitability. 17-inch models with off-road tires provide an additional 1.3 centimeters of ground clearance. This vehicle also features a 2.4-liter Otto, the nine-speed automatic as well as a four-wheel drive with off-road reduction and rear axle locking differential are used.

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder
The Red Rock Responder is based on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and is designed as an off-road support vehicle. It should master even the most difficult terrain conditions and is equipped with spare parts and tools in integrated drawers for emergency operations. The bright red car stands out with its raised fenders and 17-inch beadlock wheels with 37-inch off-road tires. The car is raised by 10.2 centimeters and has a special chassis. There is also an intake air intake, off-road protective sills, a cable winch, steel bumpers and special fenders. Cargo boxes integrated on both sides of the vehicle allow quick access to devices such as jacks, first-aid kits and tools. Also on board are a compressed air hose, a compressor, a compressed air reservoir and storage space for a cool box or water container. The interior attracts with red and black leather seats, embroidered logos, red design elements and all-weather floor mats.

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