Jeep® Rocks Easter Jeep Safari 2023 with Gladiator Sideburn Concept

Pushing the Limits of Off-Road Adventure...

Jeep® is set to unveil a collection of electrified and high-performing concept vehicles at the 57th Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, from April 1st to the 9th, 2023. This event is considered the brand’s home away from home and is the perfect place to showcase the company’s latest offerings.

Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept. (Jeep).

One of the most striking concept vehicles that will be presented at the event is the Jeep Gladiator Sideburn. Painted in a stunning Solar Flash Yellow, this vehicle is a testament to the brand’s commitment to creating unique, eye-catching, and off-road-capable vehicles.

Powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, the Gladiator Sideburn Concept boasts a JPP 2-inch lift kit with BILSTEIN performance shock absorbers. The remote reservoirs on these shocks provide greater cooling capacity for increased suspension travel, which results in improved off-road capability.

Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept. (Jeep).

The Gladiator Sideburn also features Black HRE 17-inch x 9-inch FT1 six-spoke wheels, which are paired with 37-inch x 13-inch BFGoodrich tires. A custom-designed tubular grille guard measuring 4 feet x 1 foot protects the seven-slot front grille borrowed from the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary Edition. This unique grille guard can fold down to create a bumper bench, which is a perfect spot for two people to relax while out on the trails.

One of the standout features of the Gladiator Sideburn Concept is the pair of removable 11-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights that have been installed on each of the roof panels. These lights are suspended by custom bracketry in the concept-light fairing and are attached to each roof panel. The fairing also features a quick disconnect, making it easy to remove or reattach the lights as needed.

Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept. (Jeep).

Another impressive feature of the Gladiator Sideburn concept is the JPP Gladiator Sport Bar. Made from lightweight carbon fiber and steel, this sport bar enhances the space between the cabin and the bed and features bed steps on both sides for easy access. The mid-shelf with tie-downs provides storage space for portable totes that can be locked and secured via eight available tie-down loops. Four T-track rails on the upper portion of the sport bar enable easy installation of bike, kayak, or other roof-mounted cargo systems.

The bed of the Gladiator Sideburn is also unique, featuring integral Molle panels above and behind the wheel flares for additional storage. Integral RotoPaX containers are specially designed for liquid storage during off-road adventures. Within the bed is a modified Mopar bed-mounted spare tire carrier that holds a 37-inch wheel and tire.

Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept. (Jeep).

Inside the cabin, the Gladiator Sideburn Concept features seats, armrest, shift boots, parking brake handle, and half-door pull straps trimmed in a deep, dark, red-brown Vienesse Relicate Nappa leather with Soul-stopper thread. The thread accents continue onto the top pad of the instrument panel and steering wheel. Custom instrument panel bezels carry a 3D topographical map of Moab scenery finished in a Matte Black base and Gloss Dark Silver trails. Accents throughout the cabin are finished in Atomic Silver matte paint. Decorative, stainless-steel JPP pedal covers provide foot traction for feathering through the trails, and a concept JPP heavy-duty vinyl floor system (for JT Gladiator model) with integrated floor drains allows for quick interior hose-outs.

Jeep has truly outdone themselves with the Gladiator Sideburn Concept, a vehicle that perfectly blends form and function for the ultimate off-road experience.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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