Each year Jeep creates a collection of concept vehicles to showcase its skills, and the Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts that are available to buy.

For 2015, Jeep produced 7 concepts. They were then driven on the 49th Easter Jeep Safari, an annual week-long off-road adventure through the rugged trails of Moab, Utah.

Of the 7, these are my 2 favourites. Both are manual!

Jeep Chief

A nod back to the 1970s full-size Jeep Cherokee, with a surfer twist.

Powered by a 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Bet this Chief would sell like crazy.

And people would lose their minds over the tiki-guy gearshift knob.

Jeep Staff Car

salute to Jeep’s military service vehicles.

That this one is my favourite should surprise no one.

Same engine as the Chief – a 3.6 L Pentastar V6, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Looks old, but is all-new.

Spotted in Utah while I was there off-roading the 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

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This is an excerpt from the article 2 Favourite Jeep Concept Vehicles which originally appeared on Keri Car Talk.