Jeep has announced that it will show three concept vehicles at this year's Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, out of a total of six vehicles from Chrysler Group overall.
The first concept is the Jeep Wrangler Apache. The Wrangler concept features wider fenders, a bull bar with a Warn winch, and a stripe down the left side. Like the concepts Jeep brought last year, the Jeep Wrangler Apache concept will likely have more offroad accessories when it is finally revealed.
The next concept teaser shows the Jeep J-12, which has a front-end design and bed side silhouette reminiscent of 1962-1971 Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator was a full-size Jeep truck available in rear- or four-wheel-drive forms. If this J-12 concept is a full-size pickup, it could be based on the Ram 1500 chassis and powered by a Hemi V-8 engine. Jeep truck fans at last year’s event were treated to the JK8 Independence concept, which was based on the Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep said it had no plans to put the JK8 into production, but those interested could purchase a JK8 conversion kit.
Another intriguing concept teased by Jeep is the Mighty FC concept that pays tribute to cab-over (also known as Forward Control) Jeeps of the past. While anything is possible, we’re hoping the Mighty FC concept is powered by a Cummins turbodiesel and built off a Ram Heavy Duty chassis.
46th Annual Moab Easter Jeep® Safari Vehicle Sneak Peek
March 22, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® and Mopar have teamed up once again to produce a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the 46th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Jeep Mighty FC concept, Jeep J-12 concept and the Jeep Wrangler Apache are three of six new vehicles that will be shown to enthusiasts in Moab, March 31 - April 8. Look for more on all of these new vehicles later this month.