It’s officially spring! With springtime comes a few things. More daylight, warmer weather, mating season, and Jeep Moab Easter Safari concepts. Just as with years prior, there’s a whole basket full of them, and one of the gnarliest – if not the orangiest – is this macho Nacho Jeep.
The Nacho Jeep crunches in with a Doritos bag full of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) from Mopar, demonstrating the apex of what’s currently possible when it comes to customizing the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, in Nacho yellow (orange?) paint.
The official Jeep Performance Parts featured on the Nacho concept include a black hood insert featuring the all-new JPP badge built to accommodate a cold-air intake that feeds the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine. Matching the hood is a black Mopar grille, accented by a steel Rubicon bumper with a Warn Winch kit.
To amplify trail visibility in the dark, the A-pillar and brush guard feature mounted LED lights from Magneti Marelli, that mount via JPP brackets. Jeep says the look is inspired by last year’s Luminator Moab Concept. More LED header lights can be found behind the windshield. But even cooler is a rear off-road scouting light that incorporates four-color LEDs to communicate trail conditions. Read means stop, amber means 1-3 miles per hour, green means 3-25 mph, and white is the flood light.
For optimum macho, a 2-inch lift kit elevates the Nacho Jeep concept for increased off-road clearance and includes new 2.5-inch diameter aluminum body shocks. Adding to the stance are 17-inch beadlock capable wheels with a conceptual satin finish wrapped in plentiful 37-inch tires. Other Jeep Performance Parts include rock rails that are thicker and wider to protect the exterior and are coated with a grippy material similar to what’s used in the bedliner of the 2019 Ram 1500, 2-inch-round tube doors, and Jeep-branded grab handles. In the back, a reinforced spare tire tailgate hinge and carrier are sturdy enough to handle the extra heft of a full 37-inch spare tire. A JPP fuel door in black finish completes the look. On the inside, Black Katzkin leather seats are dressed up with the Jeep grille logo embroidered in light tungsten stitching on seatbacks, and light tungsten accent stitching on the seat bolsters.