While the concept (based on a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon) is interesting enough for off-road fans, what's of more interest is that many of the concept's features will be carried over to a limited edition of 50 Red Rock special-edition models for the US market, to be presented at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari.
The Red Rock Concept pays tribute to America's Red Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club that hosts the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Next year, the Red Rock 4-Wheelers will celebrate the 50th annual Easter Jeep Safari, which started in 1967 with an off-road drive along the "Behind the Rocks Trail."
To mark the 50th anniversary of the annual Easter event, Jeep will produce 50 serialised Jeep Wrangler Red Rock special-edition models, influenced by the Wrangler Red Rock Concept, with the production versions to be introduced next year. Select items showcased on the Concept will also be available as aftermarket parts from Mopar.
"The annual Easter Jeep Safari remains one of the most significant events on any Jeep enthusiast's calendar," said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand - FCA Global. "We're extremely grateful to the Red Rock 4-Wheelers for continuing this iconic Jeep event, and we present our Wrangler Red Rock Concept as a tribute to them and the enthusiasts who attend the annual Jeep Safari and support our brand.
Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA - Global, said: "The Jeep Wrangler is the most accessorized vehicle in our portfolio, with almost 100 percent of customers buying at least one accessory or performance part.
"Mopar continues to support serious off-roaders by offering a full-line of high-end, hard-core quality aftermarket Jeep Performance Parts to personalize their rides and tackle extreme trails."
Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept in detail
Based on a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, 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, 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 bonnet decal, low gloss Jeep badge, low gloss Granite Crystal off-road bumpers, and a body-colour grille with low-gloss black grille throats and headlamp accents.
Since it's based on 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 others just dream about.
Inside, Amaretto Brown Katzkin leather seats with silver accented stitching and a "Red Rock" embroidered seat back logo identify the concept, along with a serialized "Red Rock" grab handle plaque to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Easter Jeep Safari.
The Wrangler Red Rock Concept's robust look and off-road capabilities are enhanced with help from a 2-inch lift kit, 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 tyres, LED headlamps and fog lights, and a Jeep-branded CB radio.
The Wrangler Red Rock Concept also includes an aftermarket Warn Rubicon winch, front and rear diff covers, and a reinforced swing gate and wheel mount.