Jeep Wrangler plus pickup bed equals awesome. Wrangler pickup plus 4" lift and rescue gear? Sweet baby jesus... this Red Rock Responder is an insanely beautiful beast.
Jeep says it's "a support vehicle purpose-built to traverse the world's harshest terrain with premium off-road equipment to respond to any vehicle emergency with spare parts and tools stored in the built-in drawers and compartments of the cargo box." And it's pretty hard to build anything cooler than that.
The Red Rock Responder uses a JPP lift and Fox shocks to fit 37" BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrain tires on 17" beadlock wheels. Front and rear Dana 60 axles with 5.38 gearing from Jeep Performance Parts transfer power.
The front and rear bumpers are right off a 10th Anniversary Wrangler Rubicon, and the buttresses on the bed have cargo boxes loaded with a Hi-Lift jack and recovery kit, fire extinguisher, road side accessory kit, first aid kit, Snap-on tool soft bags, and air compressing rig, and a cooler.
Interior's a little more subdued with some tidy Katzkin color-matched leather seat inserts.
I love a Jeep Wrangler pickup as much as the next guy. Hell, maybe more, but I'm especially excited that the company got creative with the idea of putting a bed on their best off-roader. That steep slope up the back looks absolutely beast, and the 45º railings up the sides finish the design off perfectly.
Every year Jeep brings funky one-off prototypes to the "Easter Jeep Safari" event in Moab, Utah. It's basically the biggest scheduled gathering of Jeep nerds in America, and for 2015 (March 28 to April 5th) we'll see seven of these concepts in action. We're heading out to drive some of them, stay tuned!
Images via Jeep