Our Favorite Concepts at Easter Jeep Safari

The annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari is once again taking on the rolling hills of Utah. One of the most impressive off-roading events in the country, the Easter Jeep Safair is Jeep's favorite place to unveil new concepts and pieces of new off-roading technology. For this year's Easter Jeep Safari, the automaker is planning to debut seven new Jeep concepts, including the behemoth Wrangler Red Rock Responder, Jeep Chief, Grand Cherokee Overlander, Cherokee Canyon Trail and the Renegade Desert Hawk. Below we break down four of our favorite new concepts.

Jeep Chief

A solid, outgoing concept, the Jeep Chief is a gorgeous combination of the original Jeep Cherokee and the Wrangler. An homage to the 1970s Cherokee, the truck’s body is outfitted with custom vintage styling cues, such as a modified razor grille, a white French Bread roof, halogen headlights and chrome bumpers. The concept is powered by a Pentastar V6 engine, boasts cold-air intakes and Fox shocks. And while the outside may be retro, the inside is all 21st century, with a Uconnect infotainment system and a 8.4-inch touchscreen, decking out the concept's interior.

Red Rock Responder Pickup

We’ve talked about before that Jeep may be considering an all-new pickup model. The Red Rock Responder looks to be the basis of that rumor and boy, do we see why it got people excited. The Red Rock is one of the most aggressive Wrangler-based concepts we’ve seen yet. Nicknamed “Triple-R,” the pickup has 17-inch beadlock wheels, Fox shocks, high-top fenders and steel front and rear bumpers. The Triple-R is also powered by an impressive 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is paired with an automatic transmission and new cold-air intake valves.

Renegade Desert Hawk/Cherokee Canyon Trail

Painted with a custom “Desert Tan” color, the Renegade Desert Hawk is a variant of the new Renegade model that boasts some terrific off-roading equipment, including a Mopar trailer hitch receiver, a roof rack, off-road rock rails and a skid plate kit. It’s sister car, the Cherokee Canyon Trail is the truck with the most off-roading tech, including the Jeep Active Drive Lock, JPP off-road rock rails, a two-piece underbody skid plate and a Jeep cargo management system.

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