Is the Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept Pickup Truck a glimpse at the future, midsize Jeep Pickup Truck? It’s a good possibility that it may share components and architecture with the upcoming production pickup truck. Unlike the other concept pickup trucks that Jeep is featuring at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari, the Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept Pickup Truck is based on the current Jeep Wrangler platform.
Here’s Jeep’s take: “The Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept vehicle was built as a salute to legendary Jeep military service vehicles, in particular the Kaiser M715. This open-air Wrangler Unlimited-based concept vehicle showcases a burly design with heritage styling cues. The Crew Chief 715 utilizes modern-day construction with a rear seat and extra doors for additional passenger capacity while staying close to its classic military roots.
Original Jeep military service vehicles were legendary for getting troops through rugged terrain, and the Jeep Crew Chief 715 illustrates this legacy. Steel front and rear bumpers, 20-inch beadlock wheels and 40-inch NDT military tires pay homage to the original Jeep military vehicles. The Crew Chief 715 utilizes an on-board air system with a hard-mounted quick-disconnect fitting for airing up or lending assistance to other vehicles on the trail. Other features include a master cylinder brake upgrade, cold air intake and a modified exhaust.
Exterior features, such as Jeep Performance Parts off-road rock rails, a winch mounted into the front and rear bumpers, Dana 60 front and rear axles and a 4-inch lift kit with Jeep Performance Parts/Fox 2.0 Remote Reservoir shocks, give the Crew Chief 715 increased capability. The “Tactical Green” color scheme runs from the custom modified M715-inspired front-end to the tailgate. The Crew Chief 715 features a military themed 5-foot cargo bed.
Inside, the no-nonsense interior features leather bucket seats with canvas inserts, aircraft-inspired control switches and Mopar all-weather mats. The media center features a centrally located navigational compass.
The Jeep Crew Chief 715 is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.”
Could you imagine the canvas roof option making it to production? Yes, I doubt it too. Still, the Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept Pickup Truck looks (almost) production-ready. You, the Jeep fans, have already suggested that Jeep go with the J-Series nose. They have teased that front end for quite a while.
We’ll have lots of information about the Jeep Crew Chief Concept Pickup Truck when we attend the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari in the very near future. Stay tuned for videos, posts and updates from the event!
Check out this precursor to the Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept Pickup Truck – the Jeep J-12 Concept Pickup Truck!