The 2023 Easter Jeep Safari starts next week, which means a new slew of concept vehicles crafted by Jeep and Jeep Performance Parts is here. Each concept vehicle will be driven off-road during the 57th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. But before the event begins, the cars have been debuted, giving fans something to look forward to if they plan on heading that way. One such concept is the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0. Yes, Jeep put together a third iteration of the insane electrified 4×4.
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept: Details
When the Jeep design team began building the Jeep Wrangler Magneto concept, the intention was to use the platform to test, discover and push the boundaries of 4×4 electrification. The Jeep Magneto 1.0 concept was first introduced in 2021 as a fully capable BEV that was stealthy, quiet, quick, and an unmistakable rock-climbing force. Each year something new has been added to the spectacular SUV; last year, in particular, saw the performance envelope pushed to absurd levels. With 625 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque, the Magneto 2.0 had all the power needed to take on the trails.
As for the Jeep Magneto 3.0, Jeep has given it a more efficient motor that boosts the torque output and updated programming, which results in a 20% increase in useable energy and range. This time, the Magneto concept has 650 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque, though the driver can choose between power settings where the standard only sends 285 ponies and 273 lb-ft of torque to the wheels.
Does this give us some sort of clue for what we can expect from Jeep in the future? Or even Dodge? A spectrum of power output settings? It’s kind of like how the Hellcats utilized a black key and a red key.
Its prowess includes Dynatrac 60 front axles (5.38:1 ratio), Dynatrac 80 rear axles (5.38:1 ratio), 20-inch off-road beadlock wheels, 40-inch mud terrain tires, and a custom 3-inch lift. The door opening has been modified and swept back an additional six inches for easy access. For added accessibility, a new b-pillar was moved rearward 60mm from stock to make way for a custom anti-roll bar. The front fender was stretched back on the trailing edge two inches. Finally, the windshield has been raked back 12 degrees to give the side view a “chopped” roof feel without shortening the front glass.
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 has an updated paint scheme that pays homage to all three evolutions of the concept vehicle. The Bright White and Surf Blue motif remains, but the third iteration introduces more vibrant exterior details, including the addition of red accents. The front seats have been re-trimmed in a rich blue leather and adorned with red accent stitching to match the exterior. In addition, the rear seats have been removed, and the floor has been Rhino-lined in Surf Blue for added functionality and durability.