Starting this Saturday, April 12th, thousands of off-road enthusiasts will make their pilgrimage to Moab, Utah, for the annual Easter Jeep Safari event. With instructors riding along, drivers can test both their driving skills and nerves on Moab’s challenging trails. For attendees there to provide moral support only, the event also provides a perfect opportunity for Jeep to showcase some of its most extreme concepts, like the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Dakar Concept.
Co-developed with designers from Mopar, the Dakar Concept is actually quite opposite than the desert scheme one comes to expect . Covered in Silver Steel Satin Gloss skin with Flame Red accents around the windows and hood, the Dakar Concept features a prototype Jeep Performance Parts lift kit for ground clearance and deeper wheel wells to accommodate the 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires. Updated with Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, suspension skid plate, oil pan skid plate and reinforced cover for its underbody, the vehicle boasts a climb angle of 32 degrees. Unlike many off-road vehicles, Jeep furnished the Dakar Concept’s interior with an assortment of amenities. Appointed in Katzkin leather seats in black with Header Red stitching, the treatment extends to the steering wheel and armrest. There is an entertainment center, plus custom all-weather floor mats, door-sill, cargo tray, even matching Trailhawk and Moab bags.
A one-of-one vehicle, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Dakar Concept will be on-view at the 48th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari starting this Saturday, April 12th.