COMMANDO Jeep Concept Vehicle to Benefit Patriot Foundation
Created with military vehicle developer Hendrick Dynamics
Inspired by first Jeep in 25 years to support U.S. combat operations
Dealer Services International (DSI) is proud to introduce the COMMANDO™ Jeep Wrangler® concept vehicle. Inspired by the original Hendrick COMMANDO tactical vehicle, this dynamic on- and off-road performance platform was exclusively unveiled at the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.
The COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle will be auctioned later this year, with proceeds benefiting the Patriot Foundation, providing support to families of airborne and special operations soldiers killed or wounded in combat.
Exhibiting characteristics of its military contemporary, the civilian COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle is a collaboration between DSI and Charlotte-based Hendrick Dynamics, who worked together in creating its aggressive design, styling and versatile up-fit technology; including an exact replication of the authentic COMMANDO Tan™ exterior color.
Hendrick COMMANDO is a tactical vehicle providing a versatile mobility platform capable of operating across a wide range of missions and terrain, and initially fielded overseas for evaluation purposes in support of a special operations science and technology initiative. Historically, this is the first Jeep utilized in U.S. combat operations since Operation Just Cause in 1989.
“We are very excited to have partnered with Hendrick Dynamics and we believe strongly in what they are doing to help support our troops. Developing a COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle is a real honor for our team,” said Dan Ciganovich, Director Dealer Services International. “In keeping with the ‘No Man Left Behind’ motto, we selected the Patriot Foundation because they ensure each dollar is donated to the men and women in need. They’re also held in high regard among military personnel.”
Similar to the military version, COMMANDO Jeep is one of the most capable, rugged and versatile concept vehicles ever created with its various suspension upgrades, strong but lightweight 17-inch aluminum wheels and Pro Comp Xtreme M/T 2 tires. The COMMANDO Jeep can go anywhere with its military-inspired steel flat fender design – for maximum tire clearance and road debris protection – and front-and-rear bumpers with a 9.5K wide-capacity winch to carry hefty loads. Additional features include a lighting package for night operations, an Armor Package for extra body protection and a COMMANDO Soft Goods package covering the seats and top.
“We have always been impressed with DSI’s innovation, versatility and use of advanced technology,” said Marshall Carlson, General Manager of Hendrick Dynamics. “Jeep and COMMANDO were born in the military, and it’s exciting to see things come full circle, as we’re once again able to continue our support of the military and their families in a meaningful way through the Patriot Foundation.”
For more information or to receive email updates about the COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle please visit: CommandoJeep.com or call 844-458-7825.
COMMANDO Jeep Concept Vehicle - Facts
- Suspension System Upgrade
- 5 - 17” COMMANDO Alloy Wheels
- 5 - 315/70R-17 Off-Road Tires
- COMMANDO Front & Rear Bumper w/ Swing Away Tire Carrier
- COMMANDO Steel Fenders
- 9.5K Winch
- COMMANDO insignia & authentic COMMANDO Tan Color Scheme
- 48” LED Light Bars
- 2x2 Square Cube LED lights
- Cloak Extended Mesh Top
- C-RES.2 Cargo Net
- Gear Custom Seat Cover (Front & Rear)
- XRC Rock Guard
- XRC Flat Armor Skin (New Front & Rear)
Dealer Services International is a business unit of Transamerican Auto Parts, and is the nation’s largest up-fitter of Custom Trucks and Jeeps in North America. Exclusively serving new vehicle dealerships DSI conducts business in both the US and Canada, with over 2,000 dealer partners. Our design, engineer, and build capabilities have enabled us to provide OE quality and tested custom vehicles that are unmatched in the industry. In addition, our industry leading service and warranty programs enable the consumer to experience the same level of ownership they expect from a new vehicle. To learn more about DSI please visit www.dsicustomvehicles.com.
About Hendrick Dynamics:
With its convergence of automotive expertise, advanced capabilities and high-operating tempo, Hendrick Dynamics provides vehicle solutions for the most-demanding environments – what we call Unconventional Mobility. As problem solvers, Hendrick Dynamics utilizes advanced engineering, simulation, rapid prototyping, precision machining, quality fabrication, composite materials, safety expertise and intensive evaluation techniques to serve an array of government and commercial clients. www.HendrickDynamics.com
About Patriot Foundation:
Patriot Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization headquartered in Pinehurst, North Carolina that has donated $3 million to provide college scholarships for the children of soldiers killed, wounded or injured in the Global War on Terrorism. Initially focused on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Patriot Foundation has also helped the families of SEAL Team 6, and is currently raising money to assist the families of Fort Campbell, Kentucky soldiers. It is our privilege and honor, in conjunction with our corporate partners, to assist the families of our servicemen and women who choose to stand in harm’s way to protect our country and its way of life. We are all enormously indebted to them for our freedom and security. www.PatriotFoundation.com