One of the biggest Jeep events of the year takes place in Moab, Utah. It’s here that Jeep hosts enthusiasts from across the country and even the world, and because of this, Jeep tends to show off a few concepts at the weeklong event. These range from wild to moderate and workable, and some even get made into production models. One Jeep concept that was shown this year at the 2014 Moab Easter Safari
in one that we really hope Jeep follows through with. The orange Jeep Wrangler Mojo looks like exactly what any off-roader would love to take on the trail as well as the street, and the subtle changes from the stock jeep give it a different look and feel that’s just different enough to make it stand out from a crowd. There’s more to this concept than a pretty face, though. Check out the three reasons why you’ll want the Jeep Wrangler Mojo concept below and let’s all hope Jeeps adds it to the lineup.
1. It Looks Amazing
Of course everyone cares about the specs of any good off-road machine
, but the first thing everyone sees is the body, and this is one Jeep that’s fine with being judged by its cover.
To start with, the orange paint job is just the right color to stand against the flat black of the frame, tires, and bumpers. It stands out just enough without being ridiculous. Next, the Rubicon X styled hood has a topographical design to it that speaks to the Jeep’s climbing ability. The topographic design is carried over to the grille as well. The black background with bronze topo lines gives the Jeep a very unique face. Black hardware for the door handles, light guards, and the center of each beadlock wheel all make for a very specific look that’s just right.
2. Bite to Back Up the Bark
If this Jeep only looked great it wouldn’t be worth talking about for too long. The Mojo concept starts with a two-inch Jeep Performance Parts lift kit with 37-inch BFGoodrich beadlock mud tires.
Next, the transmission was upgraded with a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case as well as locking front and rear Dana 44 axles. This gives the Mojo a 59:1 crawl ratio. The engine is a Pentastar 3.6L V-6 with added cold-air intake and low restriction exhaust. The interior is built for off-roading as well. The carpet’s been removed and replaced with all-weather floormats, and a simple Mopar sunbonnet is attached to the rear in place of a roof. Just about everything about the Mojo is made for go, with show as a secondary thought.
3. Those Bumpers
How can you look at this Jeep without wanting to steal the bumpers. The front bumper is a shorty Jeep performance Parts Rubicon X that only stretches as far as the inside of each tire, and has a built-in WARN winch.
The rear bumper is another Rubicon X part that’s custom to this Jeep. It stays thin and wraps in at each corner to avoid obstacles. Finally, the bottom of the jeep has Rubicon skid plates to protect everything else from rocks and other issues on the trail. All in all, this is one tough Jeep.
From front to back the Jeep Wrangler Mojo Concept is amazing, and if we’re lucky, it’ll be on showroom floors sometimes soon.