It’s time for the annual Jeep Easter Safari. This off-road-focused brand has 10 concepts to show at this year’s event. Five of these are direct from the automaker, two from the Jeep Performance Parts accessory division, and three from the 2021 SEMA show.
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept
For the 2021 Jeep Easter Safari, the company is debuting the all-electric Wrangler Magneto concept. This year got the 2.0 update. The powertrain now runs at a peak of 600 amps, and this provides a huge increase in horsepower. The new Magneto produces 625 horsepower (466 kilowatts) and 850 pound-feet (1,152 Newton-meters) of torque, compared to 285 hp (213 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) for the previous iteration.
Jeep claims the Magneto 2.0 can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.0 seconds. In a strange move for an EV, there’s a six-speed manual that sends power through the Wrangler Rubicon’s Rock-Trac transfer box. Four lithium-ion batteries provide a total capacity of 70 kilowatt-hours. There is no estimated range.
To give the Magneto 2.0 a special appearance, Jeep added 12 inches to the wheelbase of the two-door Wrangler. There’s also a 3.0-inch lift that allows mounting 20-inch wheels with large 40-inch off-road tires. There are special bumpers and fenders made of carbon fiber.
Bob’s Jeep Concept
Meet Bob. It takes a Rubicon Gladiator and cuts 12 inches from the bed in a style known as bobbing. Jeep also removed the doors and B-pillars for a very roomy cabin. Special hardtops have holes with canvas stretched across them to provide protection from the elements while still letting light in. Custom bumpers are much shorter than stock to increase approach and departure angles.
Power comes from a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that breathes through Mopar’s cool air intake. It runs through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Mechanically, the truck gets a Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 axle. The suspension has a 3.0-inch lift and uses components from King Coils and Bypass shocks. 20-inch beadlock wheels support 40-inch off-road tires.
Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept
The Rubicon name appeared on the 2003 Wrangler. This model celebrates the 20th anniversary of the tough model. It uses a V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 as a starting point. It gains a dual-mode exhaust, a hood with a spoon in the middle, custom-made half doors, and a collapsible top with removable side panels.
The SUV takes a 2-inch lift from Jeep Performance Parts. It has 17-inch Mopar beadlock-capable wheels and 37-inch mud terrain tires. The Winch Warn is on the front bumper, and there’s a steel skidplate.
Jeep Concept ’41
The Willys MB is the original Jeep used in World War II. This Wrangler 4xe pays homage to it with an olive drab exterior with matching 17-inch wheels and a soft brown top. Black powder-coated steel bumper includes a Warn winch up front. There’s a 2-inch lift from Jeep Performance Parts and 35-inch mud terrain tires.
Inside, this model has a canvas upholstered seat featuring a digital camo insert. The gearshift has a special cap from Jeep Graphic Studio.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV concept
This very blue Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe features a custom roof rack with integrated fasteners. The Jeep covered the rest of the roof with a black Rhino Liner for added durability up there. Other tweaks include a dedicated fog lamp bezel and vinyl graphics along the sides. There are 20-inch wheels with a Neutral Gray finish and 33-inch BF Goodrich mud tires.
Inside, there are saddle-colored upholstery on the seats with houndstooth inserts and Surf Blue stitching.
Jeep Birdcage Concept With Jeep Performance Parts
The Birdcage is one of two concepts from Jeep Performance Parts. This Wrangler 4xe accepts all sorts of accessories to make the plug-in hybrid even more capable off-road. The body is Eagle Brown color.
It has a 2-inch lift with Fox shocks and a custom front bumper with integrated skid plates and steel support bars. The fender flares have a removable daytime running lamp cover. The rear has an aluminum taillamp guard that protects the lamp from damage. The rig has 17-inch five-spoke beadlock wheels with 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 tires.
The top of the roll cage has three 14-inch LED light bars. The Rhino-Rack cargo basket can hold up to 600 pounds.
Jeep D-Coder Concept by Jeep Performance Parts
The Jeep Gladiator D-Coder concept is another vehicle from Jeep Performance Parts. It includes more than 35 pickups from the aftermarket and Mopar divisions. Each one is Maraschino Red and has a QR code so one can quickly find a list of parts in the online catalog. Upgrades include a new front bumper with winch and spotlights, snorkel, tubular doors, rock rails, and a storage basket in the cargo bed.
SEMA 2021 concept
SEMA Jeep Wrangler 4xe Concept
Jeep Wrangler Ignores SEMA Concept
Kaiser Jeep M725 SEMA Concept
The final three vehicles for the Jeep Easter Safari were from last year’s SEMA Show. There’s a SEMA Wrangler 4xe concept with a line of accessories from Jeep Performance Parts. The Wrangler Overlook concept takes the Sahara and adds a third row of seats. Finally, the Kaiser Jeep M725 concept transforms the 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance into a modern off-roader.