Jeep and Mopar used the 2015 SEMA Show to make a classy move, creating a concept vehicle that honors an organization that’s done much for the brand. The Wrangler Red Rock Concept is a tribute to the Red Rock 4-Wheelers club, which each spring plays host for the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.
For those who don’t know, the upcoming event in 2016 marks the 50th annual gathering of Jeep enthusiasts converging on Moab to play in the dirt. Usually, such a concept vehicle stops at just that, a concept. This time, Jeep has said it will actually make 50 serialized production versions of the Wrangler Red Rock, although they won’t be just like the concept at SEMA.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock, the vehicle is even more hardcore. Among the goodies added to the concept are next-gen Dana 44 solid front and rear axles. Helping with taking on particularly tough terrain is a Rock-Trac transfer case with a 4.10 axle ratio, rock rails and tow hooks at both ends of the vehicle. Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials combine with a 4:1 low-range ratio and a 73.1:1 crawl ratio make the concept able to get over some pretty impressive obstacles.
A power dome vented hood helps give the Wrangler a more aggressive look. Topping off the exterior aesthetics are off-road bumpers painted Granite Crystal, plus low-gloss black headlight accents and grille throats.
Of course the interior wasn’t left alone. Jeep added some nice Amaretto Brown Katzkin leather seats with silver accent stitching, plus an embroidered Red Rock logo on the seatbacks. The grab handle also houses a 50th anniversary Easter Jeep Safari commemorative plaque that’s serialized
It also makes sense that Jeep would choose a Wrangler to create a tribute vehicle to Red Rock 4-Wheelers club, considering that it’s perhaps the most accessorized model in the entire auto industry. The Head of Parts and Service for Mopar, Pietro Gorlier, said that almost every Wrangler purchased has at least one performance part or accessory installed.