A heritage-inspired remix.
Back in the early-1980s, Jeep produced the CJ-8 “Scrambler”. It was mainly an appearance package for the longer-wheelbase model that included special graphics, custom wheels, and more. Even President Ronald Reagan used one on his California ranch.
At the 53rd Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the Jeep brand debuted six different custom-built concept vehicles featuring new production and concept Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts. One of the new concept vehicles was the Jeep JT Scrambler that brings the classic Scrambler look to the new Jeep Gladiator sporting everything from graphics to custom wheels.
“The Moab Easter Jeep Safari provides the perfect venue to interact with and gather feedback from our most loyal and passionate customers – the diehard off-road enthusiasts who attend the event each year,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Brand – North America. “This year’s Safari will mark the debut of the highly anticipated all-new Jeep Gladiator on Moab’s scenic and demanding trails. To celebrate, we are showcasing six fun and ultra-capable new truck-based Jeep concept vehicles that are certain to turn heads and delight the crowd.”
The new Jeep JT Scrambler concept is a retro-inspired throwback based on the new Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. The same color palette as the CJ Scrambler is used with a White body decorated by prototype Punk’N Metallic Orange and Nacho body-side stripes from the front panels all the way to the bed. A matching hood graphic is also featured along with a Vintage Amber-painted freedom top. Even the custom wheels match the new color scheme.
There’s quite a few new upgrades an options featured on the Jeep JT Scrambler concept. A 2.0-inch steel prototype tube sport/roll bar painted in body-color white is positioned behind the cab and runs towards the rear while being anchored to the bed. The new bar features eight tow-down points for cargo security and rear-facing diffused LED task lights mounted on the top. Four 5.0-inch LED lights are positioned atop the sport/roll bar illuminating the trail ahead while two more are positioned on the A-pillars. New Jeep Performance Parts 7.0-inch LED lights with 8,000 lumens, each, are positioned on the front brush guard.
Elsewhere, Jeep Performance Parts are a plenty. Hitting the pavement, dirt, mud, or any other terrain is a new set of 17-inch slot custom wheels with a concept Bronze finish to match the exterior body. Meaty 37-inch tires are also installed thanks to the room created by the Jeep Performance Parts lift kit. A new Jeep Performance Parts rock rail sits on each side and has a non-slip grip. The 3,6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine also benefits from a Mopar cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust.
Inside, the new Jeep JT Scrambler concept features Katzkin Amaretto Brown leather seats with Orange threaded border and light Tungsten Jeep logo embroidered on the seatback. The same color and material combo is also worn by the dashboard and armrests.
The new Jeep JT Scrambler is unfortunately just a concept vehicle for the 53rd Easter Jeep Safari. You can expect some of the new Jeep Performance Parts to make it to production in the future.