Each year Jeep debuts a series of impressive custom concepts for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. This year, Red Rock 4 Wheelers, the club that organizes the Easter Jeep Safari, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event, so Jeep has some extra-special concepts planned.
Among those is the Jeep Renegade Comanche concept. The concept is based on the compact Jeep Renegade, but as you can see, it has been modified into a military-inspired mini truck that is intended to recall Jeep’s rich heritage.
The Comanche features a utilitarian beige paintjob (called ‘Beige Against the Machine’), which is complimented by a contrasting satin black hood. Other modifications include a matching beige soft top roof, new front fascia, winch, steel rear bumper, a bed-mounted spare tire and Rubicon wheels wrapped in 32-inch BF Goodrich tires.
In order to accommodate the Comanche’s five-foot pickup bed, Jeep engineers stretched the Renegade’s chassis by six-inches. They also applied a 2-inch lift kit and rock rails – necessary for the rugged trails the Comanche will be tackling at Moab.
Powering the concept is Fiat’s 2.0-liter diesel engine (not available in the Renegade in North America) and a nine-speed automatic transmission.