Jeep has revealed a bunch of concepts for the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari that’s gonna take place in Moab, Utah, from April 9-17. The concepts include an all-electric Wrangler Magneto 2.0 with a manual transmission.
Speaking of which, the Wrangler Magneto 2.0 concept boasts an additional 12-inch wheelbase (over a two-door Wrangler), a custom 3-inch lift kit, and 40-inch off-road tires wrapped to 20-inch wheels. But that’s not what you’re really interested to know, is it? Alright then, a custom Surf Blue paint job, a custom bikini top, a carbon fiber hood, and carbon fiber wheel flares are some of the other key features. Perhaps, you’re not interested in knowing these either.
Well, the electric Wrangler is powered by a customized axial flux electric motor paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox (yes, you read that right). The first gear ratio in the manual transmission has been changed from 5.13 to 3.36. And when combined with the Wrangler Rubicon’s Rock-Trac transfer case, the Magneto 2.0 according to Jeep, demonstrates unequaled rock-crawling capability with its instant on-demand torque delivery.
The motor’s output figures are 466 kW (625 bhp/633.5 metric hp) and 1,152 Nm (850 lb-ft) of peak torque. There are four lithium-ion battery packs with a combined capacity of 70 kWh, running an 800-volt system. Thanks to the powertrain maintaining the peak amperage for up to 10 seconds—think of it as electronic nitrous oxide—the Magneto 2.0 bolts from 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 2 seconds.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe concept
Next up we have the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe concept, which is a plug-in hybrid. The powertrain combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. For some reason, Jeep didn’t share the output figures of the concept, however, it did share that the production Grand Cherokee 4xe is going on sale this spring with 56 MPGe and 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range.
But anyway, the concept boasts a custom Industrial Blue exterior, along with signature 4xe Lagoon Blue tow hooks and glare-proof black-and-blue matte Trailhawk hood decal. Adding to its adventuresome appearance is a custom roof rack with integrated tie-downs, black painted Rhino Liner roof for added durability, custom fog light bezels with quad LED projector fog lamps and custom vinyl side graphics for protection against debris. Mopar rock rails add further protection against nature’s less forgiving elements.
The off-roading rig also comes equipped with custom 20-inch painted Neutral Gray metallic matte wheels wrapped with 33-inch BFG mud-terrain tires.
Jeep ’41 concept
The third concept we have is the Jeep ’41 concept, which pays homage to Jeep vehicles of the past, especially the original Willys built for the U.S. Army. Finished in a retro olive matte green paint with a tan soft-top, the concept boasts black powder-coated steel bumpers, Warn winch, JPP bumper hoop, and JPP half doors. It sits on a JPP 2-inch lift kit and 35-inch mud-terrain tires wrapped with 17-inch retro wheels—also painted in matte green.
But there’s nothing retro about its powertrain though, as the ’41 concept is also a PHEV—based on the Wrangler 4xe. According to Jeep, the concept’s powertrain is capable of an estimated 49 MPGe and up to 21 miles (34 km) of all-electric range.
Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary concept
The 4th concept is a Rubicon 20th Anniversary special, which pays homage to the original Wrangler Rubicon introduced 20 years ago. The concept is based on the quickest and most powerful Wrangler yet—the Wrangler Rubicon 392. Which means it packs a 6.4L V8 petrol engine, coupled with an active dual-mode performance exhaust that switches between wild and outrageous.
Wrapped with a matte Granite Crystal vinyl, the concept also boasts gold tow hooks, a performance hood with center scoop, custom-built half doors, a one-touch powertop with removable side panels, a JPP 2-inch lift kit, 17-inch Mopar beadlock-capable wheels wrapped with 37-inch mud-terrain tires, a Warn winch, and steel belly pan.
Jeep Bob concept
The 5th concept we have here is called the Bob concept, which apparently blurs the line between two mighty off-roaders, the Wrangler and Gladiator. Based on the Gladiator Rubicon, the bed has been “bobbed” a full foot of length. All four doors and B-pillars have been removed for ultimate open-air freedom. In addition, a canvas top has been stretched over a custom hardtop.
Off-road capability is further amplified by a 3-inch lift with custom off-road suspension components, Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 axles supported by a mix of King Coils and bypass shocks, plus massive 40-inch tires wrapped to 20-inch beadlock wheels.
The Bob concept is powered by a 3.0L V6 diesel engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It’s also equipped with a Mopar cold-air intake to further boost torque and improve fuel economy.
Jeep D-Coder concept
The 6th concept we have is a 3.6L Pentastar-powered Gladiator D-Coder concept, which is loaded with more than 35 JPP and Mopar accessories, each painted in contrasting Maraschino Red and labeled with QR (quick response) codes, making this off-roader a rolling catalog of factory-backed items available for customers to purchase.
The items include a Rubicon three-piece modular bumper with a winch guard and a pair of TYRI 7-inch LED off-road lights; a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks; JPP 17-inch 5-spoke beadlock wheels wrapped with BFGoodrich 37-inch tires; a JPP snorkel, a JPP Gorilla Glass windshield, steel JPP rock rails, a Thule low-profile cargo basket, and a lot more.
Jeep Birdcage concept
And finally, we have the Birdcage concept, which is also adorned with JPP and Mopar accessories. These include a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks specially tuned for the Wrangler 4xe PHEV; JPP 17-inch 5-spoke beadlock wheels wrapped with BFGoodrich 37-inch tires, and header-mounted JPP TYRI off-road LED lights.
Also, improving the front approach angle on the Wrangler 4xe Birdcage concept is a custom rock-slider skid plate that connects two rounded 2-inch steel support bars, integral to the custom 7-slot grille. The slider plate protects the recessed Warn winch, optimally placed for improved rock-crawling performance.