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Is It Electric?

Electric Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept
Photo via Jeep

The Jeep Easter Safari is coming soon, and we’ve already known Jeep has some exciting vehicles in store for us. This isn’t a surprise, as the Moab concepts are typically the coolest Jeeps we see all year. But they’ve just teased this year’s concepts, and it confirms the Jeep Wrangler Magneto name uncovered in a trademark a few weeks ago will adorn one of the concept SUVs. Jeep also teased a more traditional Wrangler concept full of Jeep Performance Parts.

The Jeep Magneto Concept, as we’ll tentatively call it now, could be Jeep’s first foray into the emerging electric off-road truck and/or SUV segment. Although most of these vehicles, like the GMC Hummer EV, Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck, are pickups, we expect the segment to continue expanding, as regulations force automakers in this direction, perhaps with unintended consequences. Most importantly, we expect this electric Jeep Wrangler to reach production, possibly by the end of the year, which would beat out the upcoming Ford Bronco.

The new promo illustration shows off the front end of the electric Jeep Wrangler that was recently teased, and it looks like it’ll have a blanked off seven slot grille with an LED light bar across it. Light bars, front and rear, are possibly the hottest car design trend of the moment, so it’s no surprise to see it on the Jeep. Other than that, all we can see is the Magneto hood badge, body colored fenders and a hood scoop.

Jeep Wrangler Magneto EV Electric Easter Safari Concept
Image Via Jeep.

Speaking of hood scoop, which appears to be shared with the Hemi-powered Wrangler 392, it raises questions if the Magneto concept is actually an electric vehicle. Jeep also won’t specify at this time whether or not the Magneto concept is actually based on the Wrangler, or the Gladiator. We’re simply connecting the available dots.

Taking our speculation further, you’ll notice that the Magneto font above the front fenders of this conceptual Easter Safari Jeep is spelled like “MAGNeTO”. Perhaps it’s a word play on a 4xe hybrid system, paired with a Hemi V8 engine? We could be onto something here.

Otherwise, the second Wrangler concept teased appeared to be a much more traditional Jeep. The image has the Jeep Performance Parts logo on it, so this is likely a Wrangler showing off all the tasty new parts coming this year. It’s very orange, and has enormous tires fitting under some high clearance fenders. A satin black grille, cowl lights, brush bar bumper and winch are all we can otherwise see on the teaser image.

The Jeep Easter Safari, where will will see the JPP Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Magneto and more, runs March 27 to April 4 in Moab, Utah. Watch this space for official details when we have them.

Jeep Easter Safari Moab Concept 2021
Photo via Jeep

Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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