The 2021 Moab Easter Jeep® Safari is almost here, so yesterday both the Jeep and Mopar brands showed off their new lineup of specialty-built concept vehicles for the annual event showcasing what both brands have to offer the Jeep community. Jeep enthusiasts from all over the world will gather from March 27th to April 4th in Moab for an extended holiday week of trail rides and technical off-roading on some of the most challenging and picturesque terrain.
Starting with a two-door Wrangler (JL), the Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz Concept pays tribute to the long-standing, open-air, fun and freedom lifestyle that makes the Jeep Wrangler a global icon. Mopar designers vastly enhanced the Wrangler’s open-air heritage by removing the side and rear windows and installing the new Jeep Wrangler Half-Doors from Mopar, which you can now purchase when buying a new Wrangler as part of the Dual-Door option. There is also a new custom removable one-piece Freedom Top glass sunroof also featured on the Orange Peelz Concept.
Of course, Mopar also reached deep into their Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) parts bin and equipped the Orange Peelz Concept thanks to a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX® shocks that increases ground clearance. Just below the conceptual steel “high-top” fender flares are a set of 17-inch JPP Beadlock-capable aluminum wheels riding on 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tires with Mopar valve-stem caps carrying the Jeep logo.
On the exterior, there is a Satin Black-painted custom beltline graphic and Satin Black-painted vintage Jeep fender badges, which help highlight the bold custom Orange Peelz exterior color. We wouldn’t be surprised to see this exterior color making it to production sometime soon.
A new concept hood featuring massive side-mounted heat extractors and custom black Mopar hood latches with the Jeep Willys logo. There is also a set of JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights mounted at the base of the A-pillars, both providing about 4,800 lumens of light to tackle any trail at night. To help protect against windshield chips and cracks on or off-road, the Orange Peelz is equipped with a factory-backed Mopar windshield made with Corning Gorilla Glass.
There is also a custom JPP Rubicon steel bumper that includes a prototype 2-inch steel grille guard and the exclusive JPP WARN 8,000 lb. capacity Rubicon winch. A set of custom rock rails provide superior protection and durability for serious off-roading. On the rear of the vehicle, the JPP Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement allows for a larger spare tire. The reinforcement is powder-coated black and works with the production hinge for easy installation. A JPP CHMSL (Center High-Mount Stop Lamp) Relocation Kit mounts the third brake light in the center of the spare tire. Body-color tow hooks on the rear and front complete the exterior.
On the inside of the cabin, plaid armrests, upper and lower seat inserts and the mid-instrument panels match the Orange Peelz exterior. Accent-orange stitching completes the steering wheel, shifter boots, and the parking-brake handle. Also, entry to the lifted Orange Peelz Concept is made easy by JPP grab handles. Mopar also added stainless steel pedal covers to add a bold statement and feature rubber pads to provide plenty of positive traction for drivers. Door sills are protected by black sill guards that feature the vehicle’s logo.
Mopar all-weather floor mats are equipped and are injection molded and designed with deep rigid sidewalls and advanced reservoir systems that contain liquids, preventing them from leaking onto the floor. Front mats feature a patented drain plug that covers floor drain holes, which allow draining without mat removal for easy cleaning.
The Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz Concept is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. The award-winning powertrain is upgraded with a JPP cold-air intake and JPP cat-back exhaust system.
What are your thoughts on the Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz Concept? What is your favorite and least favorite feature? Let us know in the comments below or in the MoparInsiders forums.
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