Video: Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept Sparks Ideas

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We've seen several Jeep Wranglers modified to look like a new type of Jeep pickup truck, but we're told the official version won't be out for a few years. Introduced earlier this year during the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, these Jeep concepts offer possible hints about what the new mid-size pickup might look like. We've heard a few rumors and offer a few thoughts in this video we shot of the Crew Chief 715 concept at the Mopar booth at the recent 2016 Special Equipment Market Association Show. You're welcome.

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I like it.But I love the concept Jeep pickup that fca trotted out back in 05,with a 2.8L VM Motori CRD.Now that was awesome.

Yet another drop dead gorgeous truck that will never see the
light of day. VERY military looking which is 99% of its appeal.
This truck screams 6spd manual with the Cummins 5.0l which
means of course that it will never happen.
Love the OD paint job, the soft top and the thought that Ford
and GM would have heart palpitations if this thing ever
rolled off an assembly line as is....

Can you say, Raptor recovery vehicle.

FOUND
ON
ROAD
DEAD

Hahahaha!!!!!

Can you say, Raptor recovery vehicle.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 12, 2016 1:13:52 PM

Hahahaha!!!!!

If fca does produce this pickup,especially with the 3.0L diesel,watch both ford and gm cry.And,imho,it will be produced,although not exactly like the concept,but still extremely capable.This is exciting stuff.No sticker pkgs here,just muscle.

Fca will not produce this pickup,especially with the 3.0L diesel, watch fca cry.And,imho,it will never be produced,although fca fanbois will wish it would be exactly like the Colorado,but still extremely capable like the upcoming Ranger.Sema is crap.No factory trucks here,just aftermarket concepts.

Fully expect the next Jeep pickup to be a Front Wheel Drive wimpmobile based on the Compass or the Patriot. Unit body construction and loads of cheap plastic interior bits.

Jeep is famous for producing almost as many so called Mitsubishi concepts as they have real Jeeps. To think that Jeep and 4wd used to be almost the same word!

Toyota to pay $3.4 billion to settle premature rusting lawsuits!!!!

Can you say, Raptor recovery vehicle.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 12, 2016 1:13:52 PM

YUP! All Recovery,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWgitFwRaK0

everybody will want one cause it's a different design than all other pickups even if it is a POS

Why would FCA come out with just one Jeep-based pickup?

There may be room (in both FCA's portfolio and the market place) for both a smaller Wrangler-based version and a larger Cherokee*-based version.

Right now, anything that even looks like pickup truck can sell like hotcakes. Take look at the relative success of the new Honda Ridgeline, for example: it's hardly a conventional pickup, but that seems not have mattered.

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"I like it.But I love the concept Jeep pickup that fca trotted out back in 05,with a 2.8L VM Motori CRD.Now that was awesome."
--Posted by: toxicsluldge | Nov 12, 2016 10:48:12 AM

FCA didn't trot that out, Daimler-Chrysler did. We can be pretty sure that won't be exactly what FCA does bring out.

However, I do agree that an extended-cab Wrangler-based pickup based on that concept would be nearly ideal; there's too much wasted space in having a full four doors.

@ Road Whale: Yup,your right.I personally don't care for all the full four doors on most of the pickups now a days.Same for the gm twins,if you want a diesel,you have to but the cc.Maybe jeep will be different.I would like my 4th jeep to be a pickup and not with 4 doors.

Would be hard pick between this and a ZR2.

@toxicsludge:@ Road Whale: Yup,your right.I personally don't care for all the full four doors on most of the pickups now a days.Same for the gm twins,if you want a diesel,you have to but the cc.Maybe jeep will be different.I would like my 4th jeep to be a pickup and not with 4 doors

Diesels can be had with a regular cab all day long. What are you talking about?

Regular cabs are few and far between nowadays. But I think the market may increase slightly for them soon.

@ C_ST1Y: I was referring to the gm midsize twins.As for regular cab diesel pickups,in the 1/2 ton segment,you can get the diesel/reg cab/longbed with the Ram.Problem,in a fullsize 1/2 ton,I don't want the 8 ft bed,ergo,no diesel.

Addendum: I THINK,don't know for sure,but I think you can get the reg cab longbed diesel in the new titan.But I'm not positive about that.

"Diesels can be had with a regular cab all day long. What are you talking about?" -- Posted by: C_ST1Y | Nov 13, 2016 11:47:24 AM

We, or at least I, are not asking for a regular cab, we're looking for an extended cab--enough room to load a bowling bag or two on the floor, a hand-carried tool box, etc. without all that wasted space and seating that will never, or very rarely, be used in the first place. Crew cabs are one of the reasons today's trucks have become Road Whales... simply far too large for urban/suburban functionality as personal vehicles.

It's been what, maybe 15 years of Jeep truck concepts? I'll believe it when I actually see one on the dealership lot.

@HEMI V8
Awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbWG07PS4hY

Without a doubt, Jeep has the most awesome concept vehicles. The problem is they NEVER make it to production. Instead of this, we get Fiat based garbage like the Renegade.



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