Head of design at Jeep, Mark Allen, recently sat down with Autoline to discuss all the exciting things currently going on within the beloved SUV brand. One of the biggest events of the year for Jeep, the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, is just around the corner, so it was naturally a big topic of discussion between Allen and the Autoline guys.
Each year Jeep brings several outlandish concept vehicles to the Easter Jeep Safari that show all that can be done with the Wrangler platform and other vehicles from the brand such as the Renegade, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Last year’s Moab concepts included the Hellcat-powered Wrangler Traicatl and the militarized Crew Chief, among many more.
Allen says the Moab concepts are built at a variety of locations (some certainly needing the expertise of aftermarket builders to complete) but all of them are designed by Jeep in-house. The Jeep team decides what to build at the Moab Safari itself year prior, talking to enthusiasts and finding out what vehicles they’d like to see from the brand the following year.
Jeep today teased two of its Moab concepts for this year’s safari, the ‘Quicksand’ and the ‘Switchback.’ The automaker will debut those two concepts and the rest of its Moab creations later this week, but for now, you can hear what Allen has to say about the Moab concepts in the video embedded above.