Of all seven concept vehicles Jeep has debuted ahead of the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari, the Jeep Red Rock Responder is the most purposeful. As its name suggests, the Red Rock is a support and response vehicle built to service other vehicles on the trail.

The RRR features a custom bed that holds tools and spare parts in its built-in compartments. Heavy duty axles with eight-lug hubs and beadlock wheels ensure the extra parts don’t overload the Jeep. The interior is upgraded with custom leather seating and a few other niceties.

Like many of the EJS concept vehicles, this one started life as a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Chrysler engineers then worked the vehicle over, adding a ton of new parts for the upcoming 2015 EJS even happening March 28th through April 5th.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder.

  • Year:
    2015
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    five-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    285
  • Torque @ RPM:
    260
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    110 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine, 4WD w/ Low Range
  • Price:
    40000 (Est.)
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

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This Jeep is obviously not stock. In fact, much of this Wrangler has been upgraded to reflect its purpose. Up front is the steel bumper from the Rubicon X and Hard Rock editions while the vented hood comes from the Rubicon 10th Anniversary edition. The stock black fenders are raised thanks to Jeep’s highline fender kit. A set of prototype rock sliders protects the rocker panels and doors against trail damage.

From the C-pillar back is where things really go awry. The cabin is closed off behind the rear seats and a utility bed is added on. The bed contains no less than four exterior compartments for holding a full set of Snap-On tools, a hi lift jack, fire extinguisher, off-road recovery tools and a dual compressor and air reservoir. The utility box is also stocked with spare parts that sometimes fail on the trail.

Interior

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About the only upgrade to the Jeep’s interior are unique leather seats from Katzkin. The black and red color combo features red stitching to match the red center inserts. The headrests also have the Jeep Performance Parts logo embroidered font and center. A set of red accent bezels and grab handles help tie in the theme around the rest of the cabin.

Drivetrain

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Despite this Jeep needing a HEMI V-8 swap, engineers kept the factory 3.6-liter V-6 and five-speed automatic transmission. A simple cold air intake does help the Pentastar breath better. However, the rest of the driveline boasts considerable updates.

The axles are heavy duty Dana 60 units with eight lug bolt patterns that secure the 17-inch beadlock wheels. The differentials feature super low, 5.38 gears for added torque. A four-inch lift kit helps clear the massive 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires. Though Jeep doesn’t mention anything in the press material, I’m sure both axles feature locking differentials for added traction.

Conclusion

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All told, the Red Rock Responder is one tough Jeep. It’s got all the right supplies and equipment for responding to breakdowns or emergencies on and off the trail. Whether it’s a broken pitman arm or busted hub, the RRR has its fellow Jeepers covered. And like the six other concept Jeeps for the EJS, the RRR will never make production, though several of its parts could become regular items in the Jeep Performance Parts catalog.

  • Leave it
    • Where’s the HEMI?
    • Probably extremely heavy
    • Not headed to production, of course

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Press Release

Based on the Jeep Wrangler, the Red Rock Responder is 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.

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With a Vibrance Responder Red exterior paint, Jeep Performance Parts body decal, 10th Anniversary hood with hydraulic hood props, high-top fender flares and 17-inch beadlock wheels with body color beadlock ring, the Red Rock Responder stands out on any trail. In addition, the vehicle sports LED headlamps and foglamps, LED A-pillar and off-road lamps.

Functional capability is increased with the addition of 37-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires, four inches of JPP lift, Fox shocks, and front and rear Dana 60 axles with 5.38 gearing from Jeep Performance Parts. The vehicle also sports a cold-air intake, prototype off-road rock rails and a Warn winch. Red Rock Responder is also armed with Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition steel front and rear bumpers and high-top fenders that were previously concept parts but quickly became a production part due to popular demand.

Side cargo boxes on each side of the vehicle hold a hi lift jack and accessories, fire extinguisher, road side accessory kit, first aid kit, Snap-on tool soft bags and recovery kit. It also stores an air hose and accessories, a dual compressor and air reservoir and has room for a cooler or a case of water.

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The interior stands out along with the exterior with embroidered black and red Mopar Katzkin leather seats, Jeep Performance Parts logo embroidered on the headrests, red accent bezels, grab handles and all-weather floor mats.

The Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to an automatic transmission.

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