Every automaker has its enthusiasts, but few are more passionate than Jeep owners. Each year, thousandss of Jeep owners descend on Moab, Utah for the annual Easter Jeep Safari and the company uses the occasion to unveil a bunch of radical concept vehicles. More than 50 Jeep concepts have been created since 2002 and this year’s event, going down March 19-27, is extra special because it is both the 50th anniversary of the Easter Safari and the 75th anniversary of Jeep, so the brand went above and beyond for its 2016 concepts.
The seven vehicles that were recently revealed run the gamut from burly rock-crawlers to military inspired 4x4s to a soft-top pickup truck. Usually concept vehicles are so “out there” it can be tough to imagine ever actually driving one. They exist more as halo projects designed to influence the look and feel of the rank and file models.
That is not the case here. While Jeep brand chief Mike Manley calls them the most “capable and eye-catching concept Jeep vehicles we’ve ever created,” they still look tantalizingly within reach, which makes not being able to own one even tougher. It’s not at all difficult to imagine sitting behind the wheel of one of these right now as opposed to 20 years or more in the future. Just looking at these makes you want to head out on an adventure, and we can only hope that some version makes it into production sometime soon.
Check out all the vehicles below to see which one is your favorite.
JEEP CREW CHIEF 715
JEEP RENEGADE COMMANDER