The latest teaser for the Jeep Easter Safari concept appears to be a Wrangler 4xe Rubicon with a military-inspired body. The company describes the vehicles as:
The Jeep brand loves a fun ride down memory lane, especially during the Easter Jeep Safari. This year, the Jeep design team is hard at work on an off-roader that pays homage to Jeep vehicles of the past. Hint, it combines military grit and determination with 4xe electric vehicle technology.
Judging from the single teaser image, this Wrangler 4xe uses olive drab paint, including the fenders. The front of the body appears to be stock. The letters “RU31-Con” on the side of the hood are a stylish way of spelling Rubicon. The tires have a thick tread pattern. The wheel has a simple utilitarian design. American flag right in front of the front door. Unfortunately, nothing else is in sight.
Judging from the Jeep description, it looks like this concept takes inspiration from classic models in military service. The first vehicle that comes to mind is obviously the Willys MB from World War 2. However, there are a few other offerings with experience in the military, such as the later Willys M38 and Jeep M606.
Vehicles previously teased for this year’s Jeep Easter Safari include a model that mixes a Wrangler and a Gladiator. Images show it has a smaller cargo bed than a regular truck in a style that appears to be similar to the CJ-8 Scrambler pickup from the 1980s.
The company is also bringing in a model celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Rubicon name and sporting a 392 engine. There’s a Cherokee 4xe appearing in the teaser images, and Jeep says it’s an electrifying “adventure both on and off the pavement.” Plus, the enigmatic Gladiator is only visible as a partial QR code for now.
This year’s Jeep Easter Safari runs from April 9 to 17. Last year, the company brought four concepts to the event. In 2019, there were six. So far, we’ve looked at five for 2022, suggesting the possibility of at least one more getting a teaser.