The Land Rover Defender and AMG G-Wagon suddenly look less appealing.
Earlier this month we saw Jeep tease two of the seven off-road concepts that it was going to bring to the 50th Annual Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The most enticing of these was the Trailcat concept, which was expected to be a Jeep Wrangler with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 stuffed inside. As ridiculous as a Wrangler with 707 horsepower may sound, it would be hard to turn down a chance to drive it. It isn’t like the rest of Jeep’s concepts aren’t over the top either.
There are a number of pickup truck Jeeps, including the ruggedly retro Crew Chief 715, the even more retro Jeep FC 150, and the pickup Renegade called the Comanche. A special edition Renegade Commander, a CJ-5 based Wrangler called the Shortcut, and the camouflaged Jeep Trailstorm also grace the Safari collection and all of them offer refreshing takes on Jeeps of yesterday or add off-roading prowess and some nice finishing aesthetic touches to Jeeps in the current lineup. Jeep is using the Moab Safari event to test out some prototype parts on its concepts and get feedback from other safari goers while impressing fans at the same time. In doing this, they did not disappoint.