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jeep honors all-terrain heritage with seven concepts for 75th anniversary
all images courtesy of jeep

 

 

 

for the safari off-roading event in utah, 4×4 experts jeep, together with performance parts company mopar, unveiled a series of seven concept vehicles celebrating 75 years of all-terrain dominance. a team of dedicated engineers, designers and fabricators have been customizing production vehicles since 2002, and have introduced more than 50 concepts for the enthusiasts who attend the safari.

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‘crew chief 715’ 

 

 

 

the ‘crew chief 715’ concept was built as a salute to the company’s military service. based on the ‘wrangler’, the open-air vehicle showcases a beefy design with cues from it’s heritage. inside, the basic interior features leather bucket seats with canvas inserts, aircraft control switches and a media center with a navigational compass.

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‘FC 150’ 

 

 

 

a workhorse on farms across america in the 1960s, the jeep ‘FC 150’ tackles both challenging rocky trails and the towing needs of a western cattle ranch. the concept is based on the ‘CJ-5’ using its original steel body that proudly shows it’s scars, while components underneath have been totally revamped. inside, the vehicle features vinyl seat covers, a custom headliner wrapped in a duck hunting pattern and a CB radio. 

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‘comanche’ 

 

 

 

based on the jeep ‘renegade’, the ‘comanche’ is designed to be off-road ready with practical utility. a stretched wheelbase adds an additional six inches to accommodate the five foot bed. it’s powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine with a nine speed automatic transmission and jeep’s active drive lock, which incorporates low range and a locking rear differential. 

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the ‘comanche’  is based on the jeep ‘renegade’ 

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‘trailcat’ 

 

 

 

the ‘trailcat’ was built around a supercharged 6.2 liter hemi hellcat V8 engine coupled with a six speed manual transmission that outputs 707 horsepower. designers stretched the wheelbase an additional 12 inches and added 40 inch all terrain tires.

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the ‘trailcat’ was built around a 707 horsepower V8 engine 

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the interior cabin of the ‘trailcat’