The Jeep Rescue is Jeep capability taken to the extreme, it is uniquely equipped for unequalled search and rescue service"
- Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President, Chrysler Group Design.
The Jeep Rescue Concept marks an exciting new direction!
The Jeep Rescue is clearly a response from Jeep to the success of Hummer and the newer H2. The Jeep Rescue is a descendant of the Wrangler with greatly added off road capabilities and passenger space.
Introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the Jeep Rescue Concept looks rugged and capable. I hope this is a sign that Jeep is also heading towards LESS comfort and MORE off road usability.
The specifications are not complete but here are my notes on the features as they relate to off road drivability.
The Jeep Rescue Concept is equipped with all sorts of nice accessories that would probably be charged for extra in the production version. Among those are:
As I said the weight could be a problem. It is about two times heavier than the Ford Bronco Concept. Larger tires, perhaps 44" should be able to solve that.
Another issue is pricing. If the truck is targeted towards rescue units and the military the price could be a bit steep for the average buyer.
Hopefully we will see the Jeep Rescue in production! If and when it becomes available I intend on taking a better look.