- Jeep showed off two new teasers ahead of the 2023 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.
- The brand uses the event, now in its 57th year, as a showcase for new concept vehicles.
- The company released the first two "trail markers" hinting at what it will bring to the event scheduled for April 1–9, 2023.
UPDATE 3/16/23: Jeep revealed three new teasers for the concepts that will debut at the Easter Jeep Safari. The first image, seen above, appears to show the same green vehicle that was previously teased with a two-door pickup body. The other two images, seen at the bottom of this article, appear show a Gladiator or Wrangler Rubicon and a Grand Cherokee in red and purple color schemes without any obvious modifications.
Jeep Nation rejoice! The Easter Jeep Safari is nearly upon us. This year will mark the 57th Safari, and true to form, Jeep has started hinting at the wild concepts it will bring. The first two teasers—or "trail markers," as Jeep is calling them—were released today. Rather than images or renderings, the company showed off two eye-catching sketches.
The first sketch shows what looks to be a muscled-up two-door version of the Gladiator truck wearing a wide set of knobby off-road-ready tires hiding under what look to be the largest fenders we've ever spotted on a Jeep. From what we can tell by squinting through the blinding green haze of the sketch, the driver's-side mirror has migrated from the A-pillar and now rests directly in front of the enlarged front fender.
The second sketch has a bit more muted color scheme, which seems to be Jeep's way of showing off the blue-trimmed 4xe font. This concept looks like a more straightforward Wrangler Rubicon off-roader, and we can once again spot enlarged fenders. Unlike in the Green Giant sketch, the mirror placement in this sketch look standard. One element that's not standard is that the doors have been replaced by tube half-doors, while the rear windows are replaced by some sort of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) utility rack.
Last year Jeep brought a whopping seven concept vehicles to the event. We think it's a safe bet that they will bring at least that many this year as well. Two more each week between now and the start of the Easter Jeep Safari would bring the total to eight, topping last year's figure.
This story was originally published March 10, 2023.
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