Take My Money! The Jeep Crew Chief 715 [Video]
Jeep truck fever is spreading like wildfire. Of the seven Jeep concept vehicles unveiled at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari, none gained more attention than the Crew Chief 715. Built off of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited chassis and based on the classic Kaiser 715 military pickup, the Jeep design team gave every Jeep-truck fan boy exactly what they’ve been clamoring for: a real body-on-frame truck.
Before you get too excited, remember that this is just a concept. Jeep has been teasing us with pickup concepts for years, but this one is a step above the rest. While we would have liked to have seen a V8 (or maybe a diesel) under the hood, there were few faults we could find with the Crew Chief 715.
We caught up with Jeep’s head designer Mark Allen to hear what he had to say about the group’s latest pickup offering.
Color: Tactical Green
Engine: 3.6L V-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Crawl Ratio: 77.3:1
- 20-inch beadlock wheels
- 40-inch-tall NDT military tires
- Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) 4-inch lift w/remote reservoir Fox shocks
- JPP Front and Rear Dana 60 Axles, 5.38 gears
- Modified rock rails
- Modified 10th Anniversary bumpers
- Front and Rear JPP Rubicon winches
- JPP cold-air intake
- On-board air
- Wheelbase is lengthened 23 inches from a production 4-door Wrangler to 139 inches.
- Custom Kaiser-Inspired front end.
- 5-ft steel cargo box and bed-mounted vintage military gas cans
- Canvas soft top
- Katzkin seat covers and Bartact Mil-Spec seatback attachment system
- Dash nautical compass and aircraft-inspired control switches
- Durable body color spray-in bed-liner coated floor
- All-weather slush mats
(Photos courtesy of Jeep)