At this point, we've salivated all we can salivate over this year's Easter Jeep Safari Moab concepts. The J-12 and Mighty FC will always hold a special place in our hearts, and now Chrysler has released a video describing how the vehicles will help shape future Jeep product development. While it's no surprise we won't see a new Forward Control lounging on dealer lots any time soon, Jeep may shift some of the paint options shown on the concepts to production. Jeep famously brought the portal axles found under the Mighty FC concept to the Mopar accessory catalog after receiving such a strong reception at last year's East Jeep Safari, and other elements of the concepts may become a reality as well.

The biq question, of course, is whether or not Jeep will ever make the leap to building a legitimate small pickup. The company's executives have repeatedly acknowledged consumer demand for a diesel-powered model of that ilk in the past, and the company says that it is currently taking those views into consideration as it develops the next generation Wrangler. That means that we won't be seeing the J-12 on the street any time soon, either. Hit the jump to see the video for yourself.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm going to willfully hear what I want, not what was really said and say they promised a diesel Jeep pickup!!! YAY!!!
      Phillip McCarthy
      • 3 Years Ago
      For the record, it would go a long way in convincing me to move up from my old TJ if Jeep offered the Mighty FC's tartan plaid seats in the JK.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Woah, the President & CEO of Jeep brand is named Mike Manley and sports a Chuck Norris beard? How very appropriate is that!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the throwback look. That thing just screams "GET THE **** OUTTA MY WAY"! lol
      Sgt Beavis
      • 3 Years Ago
      STFU and build it you twits.
      Junkyard Willie
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Aussies are going to love these bad boys.
      • 3 Years Ago
      These are fantastic concepts, the FC especially is very cool!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Between hunters, preppers, poseurs, and foreign military customers I'm sure that Mighty FC would sell pretty well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stop screwin' around and bring back the Comanche!!
      Griffen W
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now this is Retro done Right! Not a jeep guy but Damn.. I kinda want one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      a cabover...a C.O.E we need one...more box and less hood ...somebody do it
      • 3 Years Ago
      After this article, I've come to the conclusion that the people in charge of Jeep's product planning are just huge jerks. Why do they keep releasing these awesome concepts if they have no intention of ever bringing any of them to market? AEV or some other company needs to start making these stillborn projects happen.
        Jason Antonacci
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree Jeep should produce these two concepts. However on reviewing the Easter concepts from 2009 through 2011: they ALL sucked. Basically, shopping spreeson Mopar parts and custom paint. These two offerings are the first honest concept car in many years.
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