Six concepts are set to descend to Moab, Utah for the annual Easter Jeep Safari.
With six concepts in tow, Jeep is going to make this year’s Easter Jeep Safari the best one yet. And since the Gladiator is set to arrive any day now, all these concepts are pretty much focused on making the Gladiator look as good as possible.
We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so we’re going to jump right into it. First up is the Jeep Flatbill, which is designed specifically to cater to the desert Motocross lifestyle. Note the bed-rail system carrying the paired dirtbikes. Also note that the tailgate has been removed and replaced with dedicated wheel ramps.
To get over tough desert terrain, the Flatbill has been given a shorted front bumper and a new skid plate. A vented carbon fiber hood gives the Flatbill a boot to the coolness factor, while a 4-inch lift, Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 front and rear axles, bypass shocks, and 20-inch wheels provide more than enough off-road oomph.
Next up is the Jeep Wayout, which takes the Gladiator camping. The real seller here is the full roof-top tent with "270-degree awning with amber LED task lighting helps travelers set up camp when the day is done."
Additionally, the Wayout has a body-armored exterior in case of attack by assault-rifle-wielding bears, and a 2-inch suspension lift with 37-inch mud-terrain tires in case those bears attack through a swamp.
Next is the JT Scrambler, and as the name suggests, it harkens back to the old CJ Scramblers of the ‘80s. We’re mostly looking at a Gladiator with a distinctive style, including "prototype Punk’N Metallic Orange and Nacho body-side stripes running from the front panels to the bed and a matching hood graphic.”
There’s also a cold-air intake and a cat-back exhaust to go along with the 37-inch all-terrain tires.
Finally, the Jeep Gladiator Gravity comes with all Mopar parts that will be available when the Gladiator finally launches. The theme here is rock climbing, so everything is extra dangerous with no roof and tubular steel doors instead of real ones. There’s also a 2-inch lift kit, 35-inch tires, a cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust, and a truck bed storage system with lockable cargo cases.