2016 Concepts – Jeep Shortcut

From Jeep…

JeepĀ® Shortcut Concept
A carefully crafted take on the beloved Jeep CJ-5, this Wrangler-based concept vehicle invokes the spirit of 1950s Americana with a shortened body and functional simplicity.

Exterior styling cues include a unique grille, hood, tailgate, front and rear wheel flares and custom chrome front and rear bumpers. A modified exhaust, 17-inch red steel wheels and 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires help the Jeep Shortcut maintain the look of an icon.

Jeep Performance Parts featured on the Shortcut include a front and rear Dana 44 axle and a 2-inch lift with Fox shocks. Overall body length has been reduced by 26 inches including bumpers and spare tire to keep the Shortcut concept vehicle light and maneuverable on the trails.

Inside, the simple yet functional interior features low-back leather bucket seats with plaid inserts, a red ball shifter handle, four-point safety cage and Mopar all-weather mats.

The Jeep Shortcut is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and mated to a 5-speed automatic

 

 

1959 Jeep Ad – CJ-3B

 

 

“World’s Most Useful Vehicles

Rugged, Versitile, Dependable

Big Payload – 60% of curb weight

Optional Canvas Tops or Metal Cabs

Economical 4-cylinder Engine”

This ad from 1959 showcases the amazing CJ-3B as well as outline drawing of each vehicle in the fleet including Forward Controls, Dispatchers, Panel Deliverys and even the CJ-5 and CJ-6.