As part of its annual Easter pilgrimage for its Easter safari gathering in Moab, Utah, Jeep has unveiled five extreme ideas that will address the week-long off-road event between April 9-17 this year.
The four cars are based on the brand’s Wrangler model, starting with the Magneto 2.0 concept, an evolution of the concept that debuted at this time last year. This is a window into what Jeep’s entire electrical future might look like, described by Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, as “an open door to the laboratory.”
The Magneto 2.0 still uses the same battery set-up as before, splitting a total of 70kWh of power over four separate packs placed around the car. However, according to Allen, the car is not about range.
Instead, the battery for 2022 now powers an electric motor that produces 616bhp and 1,152Nm of torque, three times the output of the original Magneto prototype.
It drives four wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox with a small first gear to provide impressive rock crawling capabilities; The electric motor is unable to stall in contrast to a combustion engine and can deliver torque instantly, making it a perfect application for this scenario.
Zip says the Magneto 2.0 Performance Spectrum has a “Strap In and Hold On”, a new electric powertrain calibration setting capable of sprinting from 0-60mph (on the road) to 2.0 seconds that maintains the maximum amperage of the battery. Can provide an explosion of 10 seconds. Zip calls it like “electronic nitrous oxide”.
The full-electric Wrangler features an additional 12-inch wheelbase compared to a standard model, with a three-inch suspension lift kit and 40-inch off-road tires mounted on 20-inch wheels.
Special off-road suspension and heavy duty axles have also been applied, with lightweight front and rear bumpers and carbon fiber wheel arches to help reduce weight.
Magneto 2.0 is associated with ’41’, a military-inspired Wrangler concept that recognizes the brand’s military heritage and “leadership of off-road power for over 80 years.” Each Jeep proudly wears the “since 1941” badge, which refers to the concept.
Brightening the spotlight on the original Willis Jeep, the ’41 features an olive green color, black powder coated bumper, a winch, half door and graphics pack, as well as interior modifications that include a new gear shift lever.
A two-inch suspension lift kit has been applied, controlling 17-inch wheels wrapped around 35-inch clay terrain.
The ’41 concept is powered by Jeep’s 4Xe 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain and therefore demands an electric-only range of 21 miles.
Jeep’s ‘Bob’ concept is a cross between the brand’s Gladiator pick-up and a Wrangler, as the name implies the popular process of ‘bobbing’ – removing the long overhangs of the pick-up bed to improve off-road performance.
Based on the Wrangler Rubicon, there is a longer wheelbase to help with stability, while the body is moved 12 inches to the rear to improve the exit angle. The car’s off-road capacity is enhanced by a three-inch suspension lift with an aftermarket coilover and huge 40-inch off-road tires fitted to 20-inch rims.
The Wrangler Bob concept is powered by Jeep’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine and drives four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox that is calibrated for low RPM shifts.
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There are more carbon fiber parts for the wheel arches and bonnets, while the bob works without doors but features a stiff top that features soft top elements, such as a canvas cover that extends to the back of the truck, above the load bed. .
The final wrangler to make its debut at the Moab event is the Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept, which celebrates two decades of the popular Jeep model that got its name from the famous trail.
It is powered by Jeep’s ‘392’ 6.4-liter V8 engine and features a special dual-mode active exhaust that switches between “wild and offensive”, a characteristic feature that has a large scoop on its bonnet, half car door and sliding back up. The canvas roof is made.
Rubicon accounts for 30 percent of all Wrangler sales, so the idea may be one that produces on time as the Rubicon model celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. The 37-inch off-road tires back up the hardware below the Rubicon Pack.
The Jeep will showcase a more off-road focused version of its Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4Xe plug-in, featuring 20-inch wheels with 33-inch off-road tires, custom blue saddle-colored seats with industrial blue paintwork and houndstooth inserts.
Jeep’s Aftermarket Parts Division Moper will also feature a de-coded Gladiator concept that will allow add-on parts owners to scan with a QR code. This is then available to order. This will be linked to JPP’s Wrangler’s ‘Birdcage’ concept, which is said to be due to the car’s exoskeleton. It will showcase aftermarket parts from JPP and Mopar, while Jeep’s ‘B33R cart’ on display at the 2021 SEMA Revised Car Show will also be at the Moab event.
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