Jeep Bringing Six Hopped-Up, Mopar-Built Vehicles to Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari
In an annual tradition for the brand, Jeep is again planning to invade this year’s Easter Safari in Moab, Utah. As usual, Jeep isn’t content to merely have a brand presence or romp the off-road paradise in its standard fleet, instead hauling a handful of custom Mopar creations to the gathering. (Check out our rundown of last year’s lineup.)
Jeep realizes that, more than any auto show, this event is its chance to literally get in the trenches with its core customer base. What better way to show off some of the Mopar accessories available for the Jeep range as well as some wicked one-off trucks that aren’t just there to look pretty? Each of these vehicles will be getting down and dirty on the trails with the rest of the Easter Jeeps, but Chrysler invited us out to preview them all nice and clean before the event begins on April 16.
Done up to look like a zebra, this “Cherokee”—known as the Liberty here in the U.S.—is a built-for-export 2011 model equipped with the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder. This Cherokee is equipped with rock rails, skidplates, a compact refrigerator inside, and a roof rack complete with awning. Sporting a three-inch suspension lift, 32-inch tires, and an air locker in the rear differential, this truck shouldn’t have much trouble with rough terrain, but even if it does, at least you’ll have cold beer while help is on the way.
By Jon Yanca