Video: The Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Shows the Ford Bronco What’s Possible!

Jeep Orange Peelz concept images: Stellantis – “Based on a two-door Wrangler, the Jeep® Orange Peelz concept pays tribute to the long-standing, open-air, fun-and-freedom lifestyle that makes the Jeep Wrangler a global icon. Mopar designers have vastly enhanced the Wrangler’s open-air heritage by removing side and rear windows, installing prototype JPP half doors and a custom removable one-piece Freedom Top glass sunroof.”

The Jeep Orange Peelz concept is a two-door Wrangler that is a rolling showcase for new, and upcoming Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) goodies.

If you quickly glance at some of the images of the Jeep Orange Peelz concept, you might do a double-take like I did; because I thought “Bronco.” That’s no an insult, because the new Ford Bronco looks epic, and this concept looks mighty good too. Heading to the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah March 27 – April 4, this and other concepts will be on display.

Better still, TFL Studios will get a chance to sample them!

The Jeep Orange Peelz concept is based on a new Jeep Wrangler powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is upgraded with a JPP cold-air intake and JPP cat-back exhaust system. It has dual rear exhaust pipes hanging out the back. We don’t know if the intake and exhaust setup gives you any power gains. We will ask at the event.

Some of the components that are not available (yet) on the Wrangler are “prototype” JPP custom removable one-piece Freedom Top glass sunroof. There’s a good chance that these components could go into production.

The Jeep Orange Peelz concept has massive rubber

This concept is jacked up on a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks. That lift helps house the 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires with Mopar valve stem and (Jeep logo) caps. The meaty tires surround 17-inch JPP beadlock-capable aluminum wheels.

Exterior design highlights include the “Satin Black” 360-degree custom beltline graphic and Satin Black vintage Jeep fender badges. A custom JPP Rubicon steel bumper includes a prototype 2-inch steel grille guard. The guys at Jeep added a JPP 8,000-lb capacity Rubicon Warn winch. It also has custom rock rails. Out back, it has the JPP Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement allows for a larger spare tire. The reinforcement is powder-coated black and works with the production hinge. A JPP CHMSL (Center High-Mount Stop Lamp) Relocation Kit was added. This mounts the third brake light in the center of the spare tire.

Body-color tow hooks on the rear and front complete the exterior.

The concept hood features custom black Mopar hood latches with the Jeep Willys logo. (It) is flanked by JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights mounted at the base of the A-pillars, each providing 4,800 lumens of power to help light the trail ahead. For additional protection against windshield chips and cracks, while driving on- or off-road, the Jeep Orange Peelz concept is equipped with a factory-backed Mopar windshield. (It’s) made with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Stellantis


According to Jeep, it has JPP grab handles and inside of the cabin. They added plaid armrests, upper and lower seat inserts and the mid-instrument panels match the Orange Peelz exterior. It also has accent-orange stitching on the steering wheel, shifter boots, and the parking-brake handle. These colors also match the exterior color.
 
Mopar stainless steel pedal covers add a bold statement and feature rubber pads. Door sills are protected by black sill guards that feature the vehicle’s logo. Finally, the Jeep Orange Peelz concept has Mopar all-weather floor mats. The front mats feature a patented drain plug that covers floor drain holes.

We will be reporting on this vehicle in person from Moab, UT very soon!


 

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.