In order to celebrate the Gladiator’s return to the lineup, Jeep has revealed that their 2019 Easter Safari concepts will be composed purely of pickup trucks. Specifically, Jeep has debuted six pickup concepts, showing upcoming Gladiator owners various ways to go about and modify their new off-roader.
The wildest of the six creations built this year is the Jeep Five-Quarter. No, it’s not based on the current-generation Gladiator. Instead, it is based off a 1968 Jeep M-715, a military version of the civilian-spec Gladiator pickup. Starting with the powertrain, Jeep has fitted a modified Hellcat engine which produces over 700 PS. The original frame was then modified to accept the engine as well as a new a heavy-duty suspension system in place of the previous leaf spring setup. Large off-road tires and bead-lock wheels complete the Five-Quarter’s transformation.
Moving to a more modern truck, the Jeep J6 is a two-door version of the Gladiator pick-up. Interestingly, the J6 isn’t actually a Gladiator that has been shortened. Instead, it is based on a Wrangler Unlimited chassis with the second row of seats removed, giving it a large bed instead. A 2-inch lift, large off-road tires and a steel bumper completes the J6's look. The J6 name is derived from the original Jeep J Series pickup trucks of the past.
Heading out to the wilderness? Then there’s the Jeep Wayout. As the name implies, this Jeep is meant for those who want to go out and explore the great outdoors. Unlike the J6, the Wayout is actually based on the Gladiator. It comes with a rooftop tent that can hold up two people and is fitted with the same large off-road tires and 2-inch lift kit as the other concepts revealed. A snorkel has been attached for improved water wading purposes together with a winch to get out of sticky situations.
As for the Jeep Flatbill, it pokes fun at the ‘bro truck’ owners who happen to have their own styling of modifying trucks. In fact, Jeep says that the Flatbill name is derived from the style of hat that these people like to wear. As for the truck itself, a pair of bikes are mounted at the rear and wears the same livery as the truck. Some touches such as ‘brah’ and the door jam sticker saying "Don't bro me if you don't know me", further emphasizes the ‘bro truck’ theme.
When talking retro, the Jeep JT Scrambler is certainly the concept to look up to. The design inspiration and name comes from the 1982 Jeep Scrambler. It features metallic orange and nacho stripping all around and a brown roof. Similar to the other Jeep concepts, it features a 2-inch lift and large tires allowing it to go offroad.
Lastly, the Jeep Gladiator Gravity is most toned down of all six models. That’s because the truck is essentially a rolling Mopar parts catalog. Performance improvements include large chunky tires, a cold-air intake, and rock rails. At the back, there’s a cargo carrier basket that mounts to Mopar cross rails. It is finished in Punk'N Metallic Orange.