21 de março de 2013

Jeep introduces six new concepts at the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

If you thought Jeep was going to bring these vehicles to New York, you are wrong! These six (one Grand Cherokee and five Wranglers) new concepts will be at the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari that starts on March 23, and were created as a collaboration between Jeep and Mopar to showcase their new performance parts.

First we got to know what Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand had to say:
Off-road enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the range of Jeep models we’re bringing to this year’s Easter Jeep Safari,” “We go to this extremely popular event in Moab each year to showcase the latest production vehicles from Jeep, as well as a host of new customization and personalization ideas. In doing so, we connect with and receive a tremendous amount of feedback from our most loyal customers.

Than it was time for Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand to say what he thought about these concepts:
We created our new Jeep Performance Parts portfolio for extreme off-road Jeep fanatics,” “Jeep owners who are passionate about customization, performance and personalization will have a long menu of Jeep Performance Parts from which to choose.

I'll try to summarize in the best way the main features of each concept.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept:
Powered by the new clean EcoDiesel engine
Painted in blood-orange
35 inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires
17 inch aluminum wheels
Enlarged wheel openings with custom fender flares
Custom front and rear skid plates
Dual rear tow hooks
Modified Mopar rock rails
SRT hood
SRT front and rear fascias
Black front grille
Matte black roof

Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon:
6.4 liter HEMI V8 with 470hp
Five-speed automatic transmission
Dana 60 front and rear axles with 4.10 gearing
39 inch off-road tires
Several Mopar parts like the front and rear half-door and window kits, front and rear off-road modified “Stinger” bumpers, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary hood, slush mats, prototype LED headlamps, a canvas soft top, a custom seat made from Navy blankets and Navy camouflage material, swing-away rear tire carrier, and many other parts.

Jeep Wrangler Stitch (based on the Rubicon):
The audio system, air conditioning, doors and rear seats were removed
The front seats are the same ones from the 2013 SRT Viper
Custom carbon fiber hood
Chrome moly roll cage
Mopar cold-air intake and exhaust kit
35 inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires
17 inch aluminum wheels
DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 axles with 4.88 gears
ARB front and rear lockers
King shocks

Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper II:
5.7 liter HEMI V8 with 375hp and 542Nm (400lb/ft)
Five-speed automatic transmission
Mopar eight-lug front and rear Portal axles
Jeep Performance Parts prototype forged beadlock wheels
40 inch off-road tires
Many Mopar parts, including a satin black grille, hood lock, front and rear half-door and window kits, front and rear off-road “Shorty” modified bumpers, flat fenders, rock rails, a vented hood, LED off-road lights and headlamps, a rear back-up camera display, slush mats, black door-sill guards and many more!

Jeep Wrangler Flattop:
Custom one-piece, windowless hard top
Painted in a metallic sandstone with copper and brown accents
Aluminum five-spoke wheels
37 inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires
DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles feature ARB air lockers and TeraFlex sway bars
King shocks
LED headlamps and taillamps
Dark saddle Katzkin leather seating
Mopar cold-air intake and exhaust kit

Jeep Wrangler Slim:
3.6 liter V6
3:73 anti-spin axle
Painted in Rock Lobster
17 inch Jeep Performance Parts forged beadlock wheels
10th Anniversary Rubicon front and rear bumper, and tires