Before the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari commences in Moab, March 28, the manufacturer in the event’s spotlight has given the world a sneak peak on two concepts to be unveiled at the trail head. Titled the Jeep Chief and Wrangler Red Rock Responder, the teased concepts will join five others in Utah – something Jeep has been doing for quite some time now.
Judging from the computerized image, the Wrangler Red Rock Responder will feature a SUT-like rear utility bed – paying homage to the Scrambler – with slanted c pillars and integrated grab handles. Given the concept is a showcase of upcoming and current Mopar performance parts, the Red Rock Responder will surly feature more than stock suspension, armor, recovery, etc. Named for the group who make the Safari possible, the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, the Responder will undoubtedly feature some new, trick off-road parts of envy.
The Jeep Chief is where things start to get interesting. Looking like a vintage water color, the concept image reveals different tailights, fenders, rear body lines and a canopy roof that seems to be a hat-tip to the Jeepster Commando of the 1960s. Despite its fun-loving, good natured name, the Chief is clearly using wide and tall mud terrain tires meaning the same, highly capable 2015 Wrangler must be hiding underneath.
Jeep will unveil more information about the other concepts in the next coming weeks.
Started in 1967, the Jeep Safari was created by the Moab Chamber of Commerce, being revised in the early 1980s by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers. This year’s event will consist of eight trails, some of which feature new for 2015 sections such as Hell’s Revenge “The Escalator.”