The Jeep® brand has continued to tease us over the past several weeks, with sketches of their latest concept vehicles for this year’s Easter Jeep® Safari. With the unveiling of the concepts earlier this morning, we have been looking at each individually throughout the day.
“Since 1941,” is a badge of honor for Jeep brand vehicles and a symbol of pride that recognizes the brand’s longstanding military heritage and legendary 4×4 capability leadership for more than 80 years. It is a common practice is that the brand pays homage to its past vehicles during the annual Easter Jeep Safari. This year, the spotlight is on the Wrangler Willys.
Each Jeep vehicle has its own unique story to tell and with a legacy that links back to the original Willy (MB) military Jeep – the trusty 4×4 vehicle that the U.S. Army specifically requested. The MB did everything, went everywhere, and was a significant influence on 4×4 vehicles built thereafter.
The retro-themed Jeep® ’41 Concept blends military grit and determination with the Wrangler 4xe’s electric-vehicle technology. The concept’s 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain is capable of an estimated 49 MPGe and delivers up to 21 miles of nearly silent, zero-emission, electric-only propulsion, making it the most capable, technically advanced, and eco-friendly Wrangler ever.
The Wrangler 4xe’s advanced powertrain provides a unique on- and off-road experience through the combination of two electric motors, a high-voltage battery pack, a turbocharged 2.0-liter (GME-T4) inline-four-cylinder engine, and an electrified TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
The ’41 Concept’s exterior color, including the wheel flares and mirror caps, is decorated in Olive “D.A.R.B. ’41” Matte Green finish, with Black powder-coated steel bumpers, a Warn winch, and a Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) bumper hoop. The retro trim cap accentuates a tan soft-top, while JPP half-doors offer an enhanced open-air experience to let even more of the outside in. A custom stenciled graphics package from the Jeep Graphic Studio and accent-colored tow hooks are finishing touches “fit for a five-star general”.
Inside, the ’41 Concept is equipped with a retro shifter cap from the Jeep Graphic Studio, along with canvas-covered seats that feature digital camo inserts and Serafil 1043 stitching. A Rhino-lined heavy texture floor in Olive “D.A.R.B. ’41” Matte Green adds durability. The concept’s instrument panel inserts are also painted in Olive “D.A.R.B. ’41” Matte Green and the cluster features a custom Willy retro graphic.
The ’41 Concept also features a JPP 2-inch lift kit and a set of 35-Inch Mud-Terrain tires over 17-Inch Fifteen52 wheels painted in that same D.A.R.B. ’41″ Matte Green.
Jeep® ’41 Concept Image Gallery:
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