The Jeepster concept is one of two vehicles Jeep teased before the 2018 Moab Easter Safari, but now we have the whole thing to drool over.
It’s properly retro, yet it boasts plenty of modern engineering that makes us want to say, “build it.” The Jeepster concept began life as a 2018 Wrangler JL, but the brand has installed a concept hard-top with a two-inch chop to reinforce a compact look. But, the hard-top still keeps the Wrangler’s fold-down windshield intact.
Of course, the Jeepster concept sports a Firecracker Red body color with a Bright White top and accents. More of these color combinations, please, Jeep.
Although it’s a heavily modified Wrangler concept, the Jeepster still boasts plenty of production-bound Mopar and Jeep Performance parts. Specifically, a JPP hood is present without the optional cold-air intake or snorkel. LED off-road lights in 5- and 7-inch applications, A-pillar light brackets and LED fog lamps help light the way forward when daylight turns to dusk. The Jeepster concept’s steel bumper is not, however, production.
A 2-inch lift kit and 2.5-inch diameter aluminum body shocks work with oversized, 37-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires to ensure no obstacle halts the Jeepster concept.
The interior ushers in more conceptual touches. A concept tubular roll cage replaces the sport bar and an additional 38-inch tire is secured with a custom in-cabin spare tire carrier. By moving the tire inside, Jeep was able to add conceptual storage packs to the rear of the Jeepster to carry various items such as food, water and tools.