EJS Concepts 2019
With Easter Jeep Safari fast approaching, Jeep gave us a look at this years EJS Concepts. I always look forward to this, as Jeep is previewing what’s ahead with certain elements on these designs. Typically we will see mild to wild, and this year did not disappoint.
Let’s jump right in with the wild.
M-715 ‘Five Quarter’
Based roughly on and paying homage to the Kaiser M715, this re-imagine features a HellCat crate motor. It rides on Pro Rock 60 front and Pro Rock 80 rear axles, 20” wheels wrapped with 40” tires. The ‘Five Quarter’ name derives from the 715’s 1-1/4 ton rating. The details on this build are spectacular….
Next up is the JT Scrambler. This looks like a production ready Gladiator, with a dose of Jeep Performance parts. The Scrambler rides on 37” tires and a 2” lift. I would expect many of the accessories we see on this build to become available. The rear facing bed work lights would be very handy!
The Gravity shows us an open air JT concept, outfitted with tube doors and a secure bed cargo management system. All the accessories shown on this build are available at launch from the Performance catalog. Gravity is riding on a 2”Mopar lift, and running 35” MT BFG’s.
Here’s the one we’ve been clamoring for…the two door Gladiator. The J6 is riding on 37” tires and 2” lift. I love the blue/bronze scheme the designers chose for this build. The pre-runner style spare tire location is also very cool!
The Flatbill concept takes it’s name from the ‘flatbill’ cap so popular with the motocross crowd. This build has a ton of visual appeal. It’s features Method 20” wheels wrapped with 40” Maxxis tires and is riding on a custom 4” lift with coilovers. It also features Pro Rock 60 axles front and rear. The bed has beautifully integrated roll bar and slide out ramps for the bikes. The interior floor is bed lined, and the seat material is created from motocross jacket material.
Some very cool features include a carbon fiber vented hood and fenders…
I love this bumper, sure hope they offer a production version!
The Wayout is a Gator Green expedition style build. I love how complete this build is. Wayout is running a 2” lift and riding on 35” tires.
Two Person Roof Top Tent
On-Board Air Compressor
Custom Bed Rack
Integrated Fuel Cans
Jeep Performance Snorkle
Lockable, Dry, Deck Storage System
As you can see, Jeep has shown us just how versatile the JT platform is, and single handedly brought back the bed roll bar. With these concepts, we begin to see the possibilities and potential of the Gladiator.
The Wayout build looks to be a complete expedition build that should really resonate with the off road crowd. I also like being able to see different lift height and tires sizes on the JT platform. Bravo Jeep, you guys killed it this year!