Jeep Wrangler Red Rock to Have Life Beyond Concept

Nov 10, 2015

Jeep teamed up with Mopar to create the Wrangler Red Rock concept vehicle that be offered as a special edition model next year. Only 50 will be made available, according to Jeep.

The Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept pays tribute to the Red Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club that hosts the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. For 2016, the Red Rock 4-Wheelers celebrate the 50th annual Easter Jeep Safari, which started in 1967 with an off-road drive along the “Behind the Rocks Trail.”

When the Jeep Wrangler Red Rock special-edition model is produced next year, it will feature some of the content shown on the Red Rock Concept. Select items showcased will be available as aftermarket parts from Mopar.

Features

Based on a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock, the Wrangler Red Rock Concept includes next-generation Dana 44 solid front and rear axles, a Rock-Trac transfer case with a 4.10 axle ratio, a power dome vented hood, new premium off-road rock rails, and front and rear red tow hooks.

Wrangler Red Rock Concept-specific features include a commemorative Red Rock badge and Red Rock hood decal, low gloss Jeep badge, low gloss Granite Crystal off-road bumpers, and a body-color grille with low-gloss black grille throats and headlamp accents.

Since the vehicle is based off of the Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock, the Red Rock concept is equipped with Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials, the Rock-Trac transfer case and a 4:1 low-range ratio. A 73.1:1 crawl ratio with the manual transmission enables the Red Rock concept to scale obstacles, according to Jeep.

Inside, Amaretto Brown Katzkin leather seats with silver accented stitching and a “Red Rock” embroidered seat back logo set the Red Rock Concept apart from the rest of the Wrangler lineup. A serialized “Red Rock” grab handle plaque is also featured to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Easter Jeep Safari.

Off-road capabilities are enhanced with a 2-inch lift kit, and 17-inch beadlock wheels in low gloss black. The bead lock rings are low gloss Granite Crystal wrapped in 35-inch BFG K02 all-terrain tires, LED headlamps and fog lights, and a Jeep-branded CB radio.

The Jeep also includes an aftermarket Warn Rubicon winch, front and rear differential covers, and a reinforced swing gate and wheel mount.