Road Trip - - GEMS TRIP -

With thou­sands of off-road en­thu­si­asts in Moab to par­tic­i­pate in a week of tech­ni­cal off-road­ing on some of the most pic­turesque trails in Amer­ica, Jeep and Mopar has, be­sides the Wagoneer Road­trip con­cept, re­vealed another six Jeep con­cept ve­hi­cles in the desert land­scape … A com­pre­hen­sive as­sort­ment of pro­duc­tion and pro­to­type Jeep Per­for­mance Parts are fea­tured as the con­cept ve­hi­cles of this year, and they in­clude the Jeep 4Speed – the lat­est in a line of light­weight Easter Jeep Sa­fari con­cepts that bol­sters the off-road ca­pa­bil­ity and per­for­mance of the Wran­gler through ex­ten­sive weight savings and show­cased an all-new 2.0-litre tur­bocharged I-4 en­gine – and Jeep Sand­storm (pic­tured) – in­spired by Baja desert rac­ers and pow­ered by a 6.4-litre V8 mated to a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion.

The Jeep B-ute con­cept served as a show­case for Jeep Per­for­mance Parts for the ul­ti­mate off-road ad­ven­ture, the Jeep­ster, based on a Wran­gler Ru­bi­con, with the colour pal­ette and styling of a 1966 Jeep­ster, and the Jeep J-wagon, a con­cept based on the Wran­gler Sa­hara per­son­alised with Jeep Per­for­mance Parts to cre­ate a pre­mium ve­hi­cle equally at home on the trails and ur­ban cityscapes. The Na­cho Jeep is a rolling cat­a­logue loaded with se­lec­tions from the Jeep Per­for­mance Parts menu, of­fer­ing a blue­print off-road­ers can follow to cre­ate their own cus­tom trail ve­hi­cle. But the ve­hi­cle, based on the Wran­gler Ru­bi­con, al­ready stands out thanks to its rare Na­cho yel­low colour.

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