Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior Concept Vehicle
Mopar Jeep Concept Vehicle
Mopar is making it an annual tradition to create concept vehicles that show off its parts, as well as Jeep Performance Parts, and the venue is the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Both production and prototype parts were on display, including on the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior.
Moab enthusiasts who modify their engines are frequently after greater torque, so Jeep’s new EcoDiesel should suit them perfectly. To date, the option is running at about 15 percent of Grand Cherokee sales. In this concept, the drivetrain remains unmodified, boasting 420 lb-ft and a 44:1 crawl ratio. Its only real off-road performance enhancement is a set of new prototype 20-inch wheels in Satin Black, wrapped in LT285/55R20 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires that have the effect of upping ground clearance to 15 inches.
Appearance-wise, there’s a new Mojave Sand paint color (which should hide the dust one picks up in Mojave or Moab) with high-contrast Satin Black graphics on the grille, hood, lower front fascia, door handles, mirror caps, wheel flares, and badging.