Easter Jeep Safari: Jeep Unveils 625-Horse Electric Wrangler

Easter is fast approaching and the classic springtime Easter Jeep Safari is back in Moab, Utah for the 56th time.

Like every year, the company presents a series of amazing and colorful concepts, but they are all functional and available for testing by the journalists and enthusiasts present there. Team car guide will be online all next week!

Among the 10 concepts collected for 2022, three have already been shown at the last SEMA Show, six are new creations, and one is a radical evolution of a concept shown at the same event in 2021. It is with him that we will begin our review. .

Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0

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The all-electric 2021 Wrangler Magneto is raising the bar this year, delivering the kind of performance that makes drivers “buckle up and grab with both hands,” as Jeep puts it.

Thus, its power rises to 625 horsepower and torque to 850 lb-ft. That’s more than tripled last year! According to the company, the new settings maintain peak current for 10 seconds, resulting in a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration in two seconds. Sick!

The six-speed manual transmission is retained, but the first gear ratio has been increased from 5.13:1 to 3.36:1. The Rock-Trac all-wheel drive system is taken from the Wrangler Rubicon, the wheelbase has been extended by 12 inches, the suspension has been raised by 3 inches, and 40-inch off-road tires are installed under the carbon fiber fenders. Also note that there is a transparent blue panel on the hood through which the engine is visible.

In a presentation to which Car guide Jeep executives in attendance confirmed that the Magneto 2.0 is just a lab and that the future electric Wrangler, even if it picks up a few things here and there, will be completely different.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV Concept

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid is ready to deliver its first customers, offering them around 40 kilometers of electric range.

The all-wheel-drive version of the Trailhawk, painted in custom Industrial Blue, is very close to the production model and includes a new anti-roll bar that can be detached for improved articulation and traction in rough and rocky terrain. The bluish accents, in particular on the tow hooks, of course, are reminiscent of the contribution of electrification. Exclusive 20″ wheels are shod with 33″ BFGoodrich tires for muddy terrain.

Jeep 41 years old

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Jeep pays homage to the first MB Willys designed for the US military in 1941. Based on the Wrangler 4xe, this military uniform concept combines “DRAB ’41” matte green exterior and wheels (a color that carries over to the interior) with black bumpers and a brown soft top. Also note the winch and arch at the front, as well as the half-doors on the sides. The 2-inch raised suspension is mounted on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch all-terrain tires.

Jeep Rubicon 20 years

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The Rubicon version is the most durable and powerful of all Wranglers. This summer, Jeep offered it for 20 years, and today it makes up 30% of units sold. The company is celebrating with a modified Wrangler Rubicon 392 with a dual-mode exhaust system, performance hood with air scoop, custom-made half doors and Granite Crystal Matte vinyl upholstery. The latter contrasts with gold badges and hooks, as well as a “20th Anniversary Rubicon” decal on the hood. Here, too, the suspension is raised 2 inches, but the tires are 37 inches.

Jeep Bob

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Halfway between the Wrangler and the Gladiator, the Bob Concept epitomizes the trend for pickups that have their rear overhang shortened to better tackle off-road. It’s a diesel-powered Gladiator Rubicon that’s missing four doors and B-pillars, but especially a foot long in the back. Bumpers are specially designed to maximize entry and exit angles and withstand the most severe impacts.

Add to that 20-inch wheels on 40-inch tires, a 3-inch raised suspension with reinforced elements and a perforated canvas-covered roof. Funny number!

Jeep D-Coder by JPP

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Here is the Gladiator painted black with all the maraschino red accents, these are parts and accessories signed by Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) and Mopar. There are over 35 in total and each one has a QR code to easily get specifications and prices for ordering.

Highlight modular bumpers, accent lights, rock bars, 17-inch wheels, Fox dampers and tubular doors, not forgetting, of course, the type of air intake. a tube on the right side. The Katzkin red leather interior also draws attention.

Jeep Birdcage by JPP

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Based on the Wrangler 4xe, the Birdcage concept also includes accessories from JPP and Mopar. The exterior uses Eagle Brown paint with Surf Blue and Crystal Granite accents. A bespoke skid plate improves the entry angle, but let’s not forget the car-tuned FOX shocks and 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires.

As you can see, this is a machine designed for large backcountry expeditions. The windshield is removable, a Rhino-Rack on the roof allows you to carry surplus essential equipment (600-pound capacity), and a drop-down table is built into the tailgate for working or preparing meals.

We invite you to admire these concepts in the photo gallery at the top of the page. You’ll also find three exhibits at the 2021 SEMA Show that will appear on the 2022 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

On video: our 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe review

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