• Watch Video of the Crew Chief 715 – The Most Viable Concept of the Production Jeep Pickup


    One of the biggest buzzes in the automotive and off-roading communities over the last year has been the potential for a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup. Last week, we brought you a story that such a vehicle is, in fact, confirmed for production. Chief Jeep Designer Mark Allen spilled the beans himself:

    “We’ve hidden some hints about what’s going on behind the scenes, right in front of you… we’ve never done a crew cab pickup [concept] before. Hint, hint,” he said, adding “there may be things you see on the Crew Chief that you might see on that truck.”

    This is good news, as the Crew Chief 715 shown here has all the styling we’d hope to see in a production version pickup. Don’t expect the 40-inch military-style tires with 20-inch beadlock wheels or the front grille from the Crew Chief 715, but the 5-foot bed and 3.6L Pentastar V6 are likely good indications of what’s to come. The concept vehicle in front of you comes with an on board air system with a hard-mounted quick disconnect fitting that would allow drivers to air up those massive tires after a day on the trails. Also found on the Crew Chief 715 concept are Dana 60 axles front and rear, a 139-inch wheelbase, 4-inch lift kit, cold-air intake, modified exhaust, and aircraft-style control switches. My favorite part? The custom wood floor found in the steel box.


    Check out the video below to see more of the Crew Chief 715 concept from the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

    Brian Waring
    Brian Waring
    Brian is an engineer by trade but his true passion is anything automotive. He wakes up every morning to search the web for the latest industry news. He enjoys taking his Tacoma 4×4 off-road in the mountains of Colorado where he spends his free time hiking, biking, and snowboarding with his wife and dogs near their Rocky Mountain home.

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    9 thoughts on “Watch Video of the Crew Chief 715 – The Most Viable Concept of the Production Jeep Pickup

    1. Definitely a vehicle I’d be interested in, but not so much until I see what they do to a production version.

    2. Get rid of the low hanging shocks and put the hellcat motor in the Crew Chief and add some more suspension and ill give you 90 grand. Or maybe ford will build a mini raptor ranger with a V8 and I will spend 90 grand. For now I will just be trading my 2015 Tacoma for a 2017 TRD Pro in the fall for 40 grand. Raptor is too big and too slow even with the new 3.5 and sounds terrible. If I am going to spend more than twice what a Tacoma is then I am not going to settle for anything less. Just be Tacoma’s for me until something better comes along.

    3. Crew Chief kicks A**, I watched the video after of the Bently……….. Try towing something big up Ike gauntlet with that Bently and its big power numbers, haha that would be cool and yes I realize that will never happen.

    4. How can they NOT build the 715 without the Kaiser grille?!?!! That’s what makes it unique; otherwise it’s blah, like the rest (of the mid size class).

    5. “Don’t expect the wheels, tires, or grille” The very things that differentiate it from every other Jeep lately…
      So, it will pretty much look like a 4 door does now, but with the addition of a 5′ bed?
      I cant wait until the aftermarket produces that grille shell!!

    6. Not something that would have much of an impact in this part of the world, but it will raise interest in Jeep in NA

    7. I hope the keep it exactly as is in the concept. Don’t change a thing from concept to production. I love it! Instant classic.

      Only thing I would want to change is the big orange labels under the switches on the dash. Otherwise, beautiful all over. This would be one of my dream cars!

    8. If they build it, I will come.

      Seriously, assuming the top canvas comes off, I’ld give $80 – $90 grand in a heart beat. Only thing I would add – ventilated seats.

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