The Jeep Shortcut concept for the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah should be a fan among Jeep CJ5 owners and fans, as the vehicle is intended to be a carefully crafted, modern-day take on the beloved off-roader.
The Shortcut is based on the current day Jeep Wrangler but features a custom grille, hood, tailgate, front and rear wheel flares and customer chrome front and rear bumpers. These modifications, along with retro 17-inch steel wheels, give the Shortcut a tasteful throwback look.
Helping it along off-road are 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires, Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 2-inch lift with Fox shocks. It should also be extra maneuverable with a 26-inch total reduction in length including the bumpers and spare tire.
The retro looks continue on the insude with low-back leather bucket seats with plaid inserts, a red ball shift knov, a four-point roll cage and Mopar all-weather floor mats.
Under the hood is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission, however we feel Jeep should’ve stuck a third pedal in this one. We forgive them, however, because they did stick a well-deserved manual in the high-horsepower Jeep Trailcat for Moab.