By Patrick Rall
March 31st marks the beginning of the 46th
annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah and just over a week ahead of the big
offroading event, the folks at Chrysler have teased three of the unique concept
vehicles coming to Moab. Each year, the Chrysler Group calls on help from the
folks at the Mopar division to modify a handful of vehicles to catch the eye of
show-goers while also being able to easily hold their own in the woods and for
this year’s show there will be at least three unique new concept vehicles.
There have been no mentions of any Ram trucks
coming to Moab but in past year, the Easter Jeep Safari has brought us awesome
Ram concepts like the first RamRunner so it wouldn’t be a huge shock if there
were more than just these three concepts – whether they are more Jeeps, Ram
trucks or maybe even a Dodge Durango.
The three pieces of artwork above are the only information
offered about the concept coming to the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari – with two new
Jeep pickups and what looks to be a concept based heavily on the production
Wrangler. All we know is what we can see
and derive from the name of the images.
The image of the left is named the Jeep J12 and this unique
concept pays homage to the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck of the 1960s and 1970s
with a distinct grille and headlight design.
The middle concept is named the Jeep Mighty FC, again paying homage to
an old school Jeep – this time focusing on the Forward Control pickups from the
1950s and 1960s with a car-over-engine design.
The last vehicle on the right side is the Jeep Wrangler Apache which appears
to take a production Wrangler and add offroad goodies like a Warn winch and
bigger wheel flares.
The 46th annual Easter Jeep Safari opens on March
31st so in a little over a week we should have full information on
these concepts and possibly more!