Jeep has again gone a bit crazy at its annual Easter Safari event, revealing some wildly cool concepts.
Leading the charge, rather literally, is the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0. It’s a faster, updated version of last year’s Magneto concept.
It’s built on the same Wrangler frame, albeit stretched out by a foot. There are four battery packs and packs twice as much power as its predecessor.
At full tilt, you get 460kW of power and 1152Nm of torque. Zero to 100 km/h is an insane two seconds.
That is mated with a six-speed manual transmission. Yes. A manual transmission in an EV. Sounds bizarre, but it’s not entirely unheard of.
The white and blue colour scheme captures the electric nature of the Jeep, and it sits menacingly high on 40-inch tyres.
Jeep is planning on launching an all-electric model in 2023. It won’t be nearly as fast nor ‘off-roady’. It’ll actually be an SUV.
What it will do is give us an indication of what Jeep’s EV platform will look like for the next few years.
If full-electric isn’t your thing, have a geez of this plug-in-hybrid Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe.
It’s more urbanised and designed for Jeep owners who don’t want the off-road experience.
Other concepts include a military-inspired ’41 based on the plug-in-hybrid Wrangler Willys 4xe.
It has that authentic army green colour shade, block letters stamped on the panels and even a winch.
Jeep also introduced us to Bob. Bob is a heavily customised Gladiator without doors or b-pillars.
It certainly is one of the more adventurous customs of the Easter event. The roof is not a bimini top; instead, it is a hardtop clad in canvas.
Giving it the necessary muscle to go off-road is a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic and is configured for low RPM shifts.
Finally, Jeep wanted to show off its arbitrary fleet of customisations people can buy. We have the birdcage, which is fitted with an array of off-road equipment, namely big shocks and 37-inch tyres.
We also have the D-Coder. The first thing to catch your eye is the tube doors and snorkel air intake.
Under the hood is a 3.6-litre V6 motor, but the best part is the QR code you can scan on each part.
Doing that will take you to a website to purchase even more customised goods.
Now that’s marketing.