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1997 Dakar


 

Jeep designers made room for rear doors by stretching thisprototype's wheelbase to 108.5 inches, almost 15 inches longer than theWrangler. The drivetrain featured a four-speed automatic transmission behind the 4.0 liter inline six. It also had a new windshield, side glass, and steel roof with built-in tubular roof rack and sliding canvas sunroof. The interior was trimmed in wood and leather. Otherfeatures on the Dakar included a folding shovel in the front fender,jerrycans on the tailgate, and an adventure module inside the rear doorwith a night vision scope, binoculars, flashlight and compass. Experience with this concept vehicle was used in the development of the Liberty SUV which hit the market four years later.(JeepCorporation)
 

Also on CJ3B.info, see Jeep Dakar Toy.


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