2022 Easter Jeep Safari: Jeep fully launched with 7 great concepts

Another Easter safari means more concepts that quicken the pulse of Jeep. The 2022 event brings six completely new Jeep concepts as well as a major rework of one of last year’s best.

Jeep will include nearly all of its engines in its 2022 Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) concepts. They will highlight the annual event, which runs April 9-17 in Moab, Utah.

4xe hybrids, 6.4L V8s, 3.0L Eco-Diesel V6s, and even Pentastars are all represented. There’s also an EV with three times more torque than last year’s version. There’s one with its rear end cut off, one that doesn’t even have a place to attach the doors, and one that gets just about every part from the Jeep Performance catalog.

Each offers something special, from wild to “I can build it.”

Jeep is presenting a total of 10 Jeep and Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) vehicles to the event. We’ve seen some of them before, last year Show after-sales Sim. So we will stick to the seven new 2022 EJS concepts.

They all look like they have off-road capability, but Magneto 2.0 and Bob are the builds that really catch our eye.

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2022 Jeep Magneto 2.0 Concept

Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept

Bring a magnetic badge electric car jeep to EJS last year, but you can forget about it. Magneto 2.0 tripled last year’s entry in the power division. The Magneto kicked the first with 285 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, but the 2.0 version has a custom-designed coaxial-flow electric motor that produces 625 horsepower and up to 850 pound-feet of torque.

Jeep needed a six-speed booster guide (That’s right: Stick Shift!) for the 2022 EJS concept, so I’ve got a modified Hellcat T6060 called Tranzilla.

First gear lets you drive the wall, to use pocket words. All that torque goes through a 3.36 first gear, 5.38 axle, and a Rubicon Rock-Track transfer case. Translation? About a trillion pounds on the way.

The other effect of all that torque from zero rpm is the ability to start in fourth gear if you so desire. Since electric motors don’t shut off, you don’t even need to use the clutch to start the movement (a useful feature when you’re crawling over rocks).

The Magneto 2.0 can hit 60 mph in two seconds, but that misses the point. It’s one pedal driving (thanks Regenerative braking capacity of electric vehiclesThis will make one of the best off-road vehicles in the field.

Jeep added 12 inches to the Wrangler two-door wheelbase to add room for additional powertrain parts. A 3-inch lift pocket helps fix the descent.

40-inch tires on 20-inch wheels benefit from all the torque. To help make sure the drivetrain doesn’t leave you stuck, there’s a Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 front and 80 rear axle with a custom driveshaft.

pocket bob concept

pocket bob concept

What to do if you want the long wheelbase and cargo capacity of jeep gladiatorBut the back of the pickup bed stiffens the departure angles? You bob (read: shorten) it. That’s what Jeep did, cutting off a foot of the gladiator from behind the rear wheels.

Its shorter length allows it to pass through canyons and around rocks where the tail can be fully attached.

Jeep didn’t stop there with Sawzall. All four doors have been removed, along with column B. If the doors are still there, you cannot turn them back on. Jeep calls it “the absolute freedom in the open air.” We call it best for the desert and not anywhere that might see rain.

The top is a perforated hardtop, but Jeep has extended a canvas surface over it. The idea is to give you some protection from the weather, while still letting natural light into the cabin. And the extended look is absolutely gorgeous.

Under the carbon-fibre bonnet is a 3.0-liter Eco-Diesel V6 engine.

The front and rear custom steel fenders should be bombarded off-road. It also helps improve approach and departure angles a few degrees above the sloping tail.

Other off-road equipment includes Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 hubs for durability and King coil suspension with bypass shocks. Its 40-inch tires on the rims get you past obstacles, and the 3-inch lift allows these large tires to fit without hitting anything important.

Jeep Concept 41

Jeep Concept '41

Jeep prides itself on its roots dating back to 1941, with badges that ensure you know it on just about everything. The 2022 EJS Concept takes this pride in its origins to the next level.

The concept of retro started as a file Wrangler 4xe. Then pocket-wrapped everything in pale olives – HFinn’s antique look steel wheels by Fifteen52. Half doors, a 2-inch winch, and 35-inch mud tires round out the exterior.

A soft-tan upper pairs with the new interior. The fabric-covered seats get digital camouflage accessories to match the tan shade.

The floor is lined with rhinoceros in a matte green like the outside, and the scale faces come in the same shade of green. This one is able to be cool enough and light enough that we can see Jeep putting most of them into production.

Pocket birdcage concept by JPP

pocket birdcage concept

This 2022 EJS entry shows a 2-inch JPP lift with FOX shocks designed and tuned specifically for Wrangler 4xe components. It’s Jeep’s first 4xe-specification winch, allowing PHEV owners to have even more fun.

37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires mounted on 17-inch JPP wheels provide the thrust of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and its electric motor when you’re scrambling over rough terrain.

A first for the Birdcage are the new flat-top fender flares that carry removable daylight covers. Jeep says it’s the first legal flares from 50 countries with OE DRLs and the first to meet tire coverage requirements for 50 countries.

So if you want to fit in the big meats and still be street legal, watch JJP . Catalog. Spacers for the taillights are new and better protect the lights from track damage while meeting all legal requirements.

The tobacco leaf paint and cocoa brown leather seats will catch your eye, but don’t overlook what’s in the back. Mopar’s Add-A-Trunk Concept trunk lid has locked storage to fit a full-size cooler. In addition, the hood swings on the gas struts when the tailgate is open. Eight carabiners and five bag hooks allow you to safely store gear in the trunk, and you can safely stack more gear on top of it.

Do not forget about the front bumper. The 2022 EJS Concept gets a custom two-spoke steel bumper and rocker slide. Mounted on and integrated into the net is a WARN winch, folded out of harm’s way.

Finally, rock slides protect your lower body while rock lights try to keep you from touching the terrain in the first place.

Pocket D-Coder Concept by JPP

Pocket D-Coder Concept by JPP

The Jeep D-Coder name comes from the QR (Quick Response) codes installed on nearly every part of the Jeep Gladiator.

The 2022 EJS concept is a renewed offering of JPP and Mopar accessories; He wears more than 35 of them. Touches of maraschino red against glossy black add contrast to make sure you can see it.

Up front, there is a modular three-piece bumper with tubular grille and winch guard. It has a 2-inch JPP lift kit with FOX shocks and 37sec BFG mounted on five-spoke JPP wheels.

The D-Coder gets a JPP Gorilla Glass windshield with 5-inch LEDs mounted on JPP brackets on each side. JPP tubular doors and JPP tubular door mirrors let you see, and Mopar grab handles help you get in and stay in place.

Katzkin red leather seats match other accessory parts.

Every accessory listed here, and the remaining twenty in the truck, have a QR code. Scan the code to the Jeep or Mopar website for specifications and pricing.

Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept

Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept

Back in the early 2000s, a small group of Jeep off-road drivers assembled a Wrangler just for them. And they saw that locking in the differentials and detaching the articulation-assisting swing bar could help them get away further than ever.

Jeep called it a Rubicon, fired it up, expecting to sell a bunch and finish it off. Twenty years later, the Rubicon name is still as strong as ever.

The 20th Anniversary Form begins with Wrangler Rubicon 392 and has a 6.4 liter V8 engine. Next, Jeep fitted it with custom-designed half-doors and a one-touch electric roof. Removable side panels add to the outdoor experience.

She wears a crystal granite case with a special 20th anniversary hood logo. Jeep also gave Ruby gold tow hooks and badges and an American flag flap decal.

Since the Easter Jeep Safari concept isn’t complete without one, it gets 2-inch lift, as well as 37-inch mud tires and a WARN winch.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV Concept

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV Concept

Well, some of these concepts are not as wild as previous EJS events. But not all Wranglers or wrestlers are either.

Jeep introduces the 4xe Trailhawk concept Grand Cherokee That enhances the off-road capability of the newer Grand Cherokee and the PHEV drivetrain while making sure it can still drive unobtrusively through the wilderness.

Mechanical changes include 33-inch BFG mud terrain tires on 20-inch wheels. Sorry, no 35s on this one. Even with the new trimmed wheel wells and widened flares, there’s no room for them.

The exterior is a custom industrial blue paint with a matte anti-glare hood sticker. Low profile vinyl graphics on doors are designed to help protect against streaks caused by roadside obstacles.

Inside, Jeep has added custom saddle-colored seats with houndstooth inserts as well as 4xe badges. cosmetic? Yeah. Still cool? defy.

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While these 2022 EJS concepts are fun to look at, they also work. We’re looking forward to taking Magneto 2.0 for a rip at EJS next week. Zero to 60 mph in two seconds and 625 horsepower in a lift-off electric car? Stay tuned to find out what it’s like.

Speaking of electric vehicles, how far along is the production-ready electric Jeep Wrangler on the road? Jeep said the first The EV will arrive next year. And while we don’t think this will be a Wrangler, we think it will happen sooner rather than later.

It’s hard not to be excited about the possibility, especially if Jeep gives it the Magneto 2.0 stick change. An off-road driver who wouldn’t break the desert’s isolation with noise and also wouldn’t overheat and vomit coolant and oil all over the road? Yes please.

As for the JJP Concepts, you can get most of these now, online or through your dealer. You may not be able to copy the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari concepts, but you will be able to make your own.