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Jeep Blazes Trail To Moab With 2024 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

by | March 25, 2024

Jeep builds on heritage, colors, and style with 2024 Easter Jeep Safari concepts. 

The 2024 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts: Jeep Vacationeer Concept, Jeep Low Down Concept, Jeep Willys Dispatcher Concept, Jeep Gladiator Rubicon High Top Concept.

The start of spring is often defined by the first flowers in bloom, a sense of renewal, and optimism. If you’re a Jeep owner it also means that it’s time for the Easter Jeep Safari event.

The annual gathering of Jeep enthusiasts in Utah is often defined by wild concept vehicles and Jeep is keeping the tradition alive with this year’s crop of Easter Jeep Safari concepts. 

Willys Dispatcher concept is a time machine 

The Willys Dispatcher concept pays tribute to Jeep’s history while also showcasing where the brand is going next with some of its modern appointments. 

The exterior gets a reworked front bumper that’s supposed to pay homage to the original 1940s classic with the piece also featuring an integrated Warn mounted winch. Element 115 green paint gives the Dispatcher an otherworldly personality while the front fenders get Willys lettering stamped into them.

The 2024 Jeep Willys Dispatcher blends the past with the present.

The concept also gets 36-inch Super Traxion off-road tires that are wrapped around 16-inch cream-white steelie wheels. The interior of the Dispatcher gets distressed leather and houndstooth cloth upholstery with the headrests on the seats being removed to give occupants a retro feel.

A Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) bikini top helps protect passengers from the elements with JPP also throwing in a vinyl floor cover to protect it from water and muck.  

The Dispatcher interior has retro vibes and comfort.

The Dispatcher is powered by the same hybrid equipped 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that also sees duty in the Wrangler 4xe. Here in the Dispatcher it makes 375 hp with the engine being paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Dana Advantech front and rear axles help send power to all four wheels in any trail-ready situation. 

Jeep Low Down embraces performance

While the Dispatcher focuses on paying tribute to the past and electrification, the Low Down is all about outright performance. Jeep reps said that the Low Down is a sequel to the Lower 40 concept that appeared at Easter Jeep Safari 15 years ago. 

2024 Jeep Low Down Concept

Like that aforementioned concept the Low Down pushes the envelope of Jeep performance and Jeep engineers went all out to achieve this goal.

The Low Down is based on the Wrangler 392 and Jeep engineers used custom carbon fiber front fenders and creative clearance solutions to cram in 42-inch BFGoodrich Krawler 42×14.5 R20 mud terrain tires which are mounted on gold colored 20-inch beadlock wheels.

The Poison Apple Red bodywork gets a carbon powerdome hood with a clear see through panel and a racing-inspired rear fuel filler door in the left rear quarter panel. Jeep designers also removed the rear door handles to improve styling.  

V8 power and performance give Low Down expressive personality.

The original Low 40 concept used a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 but the Low Down modernizes this approach and is equipped with a bigger 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that makes 475 hp and is mated to an 8-speed automatic.

The Wrangler 392’s suspension is carried over but Jeep engineers replaced the stock Dana 44 axles with bigger Dana 60s that get 5.38 gearing. The interior is function oriented with a radio delete panel replacing the infotainment system. Black leather seats also help keep occupants comfortable while a custom red-tinted bikini top provides a red glow inside.  

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Hightop showcases JPP accessories 

2024 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon High Top Concept

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon High Top Concept was designed to show off JPP’s arsenal of trail-ready accessories with Mopar engineers also adding some features to make it stand out in a crowd.

The exterior gets Gingersnap Metallic paint with retro-inspired two-tone graphics helping this truck get plenty of attention at the trailhead.

A custom front bumper from American Expedition Vehicles features a protective hoop that’s mounted above the front-mounted winch with rock rail power steps from Rock Slide Engineering protecting the undercarriage from debris while also improving entry and exit. The bed gets a DECKED truck bed storage system that gives it additional lockable storage while still allowing items to be placed on top of it. 

Rubicon High Top exterior and interior showcase JPP’s accessories.

The interior of the High Top comes equipped with quilted and perforated tan and black Alea leather seats with the seatbacks featuring embossed JPP logos. Occupants are also protected from the sun by a JPP sun bonnet. Rounding out the interior upgrades are a JPP pedal kit, all-weather floormats, and sill liners. 

Performance for the High Top comes from the venerable 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 with an eight-speed automatic coming along for the ride. The concept stands on 40-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO3 tires with the rubber being mounted on 18-inch Satin Black KMC Grenade Crawl beadlock wheels. 

Jeep Vacationeer Concept is road trip ready 

2024 Jeep Vacationeer Concept

Jeep’s final Easter Jeep Safari concept is the Vacationeer which is based on the Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer SUV.

Jeep says that this concept is supposed to pay tribute to classic Wagoneer models and that’s evident when you look at its Spearminted paintwork which is also adorned with woodgrain accents that mimic similar treatments that were used on Wagoneer models from the 1960s through the 1990s. The concept comes with 35-inch BF Goodrich mud-terrain tires and 18-inch bead grip 701 Method racing wheels to help it get to the most remote camp sites. 

The Vacationeer’s most prominent feature is its roof-mounted custom carbon fiber RedTail Overland Skyloft. This tent has space for two people to sleep comfortably and it not only comes with a climate control system but also several windows to help occupants soak in the views of the scenery around them.

The 2024 Jeep Vacationeer Concept interior blends fashion and heritage into one distinct package.

That view does come at a price with Jeep engineers being forced to remove the second and third-row seats to fully accommodate the contraption and its related components.

The rear of the Vacationeer gets a bed-lined rear cargo floor and the Tupelo leather front seats were made with the help of fashion designer Kiel James Patrick who gave them a classic New England fabric pattern with classic Jeeps making their appearances in the seat fabric. 

Performance for the Vacationeer comes from the twin-turbocharged 510 version of the 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-6 that makes 510 hp and is mated to an 8-speed automatic.  

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Fewer concepts this year 

Fewer concepts make the trek to Moab this year.

Unlike the 2023 Easter Jeep Safari which saw the brand bring seven customized concepts to the trails of Moab, this year’s event will only see four make the trek down. That’s three less than before and it could be another result of Stellantis’s cost-cutting measures, which the firm was forced to do during last year’s historic UAW strike. 

The 44-day strike cost Stellantis $2.3 billion in revenue and forced the company to rethink the way it participates in certain events. That included a historic first time absence from the 2023 Chicago Auto Show this year and this reduction in concept creations at this year’s Safari might be another example of this strategy in action. 

Despite that, look for this current crop of Easter Jeep Safari concepts to make a good first impression at Moab and the brand has stated that feedback from attendees has helped them bring some elements from these vehicles to production including certain paint colors and accessories.   


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