Jeep may be known the world over for making capable 4x4 vehicles, but they're not exactly known for making three-row SUVs. Sure, there's the recently-revealed 2022 Grand Cherokee L, but we're not exactly sure if the third row will see any use.
But what if Jeep actually made a Wrangler with seating for more than five people? That's what they actually did for this year's SEMA Show. Say hello to the Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept, a stretched Wrangler Sahara that offers three-row seating.
Unlike a typical Wrangler, the cabin of the Overlook Concept extends an additional 12 inches (305mm) to hold the third-row seats. It even has a custom modular roofline that is 5 inches (127mm) taller than standard for more interior headroom.
The raised roof also has dual side and three front-facing windows above the second and third rows for better viewing. And if you really want to enjoy the elements, it has a custom removable one-piece top with a flip-up glass sunroof panel.
As far as amenities are concerned, Jeep put black Katzkin leather seats and a black leather dashboard. Both seats and dash are accented with Sahara Bronze stitching to match the exterior look. Meanwhile, the center panels in the seats use Raven Black suede in a hexed stitch pattern. Last but not least, the front seats have the Jeep grille logo embroidered in the seat backs.
Besides offering three rows of seats, the Overlook Concept also comes with a 2-inch lift kit, FOX shocks, and 20-inch Black Rhino York wheels mounted on 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. For easier ingress/egress, the Overlook Concept is also fitted with tubular side steps with molded inserts.
Other upgrades present on the stretched Wrangler include a stamped steel front bumper, custom-made rear bumper extensions, a Satin Black front grille, custom black Mopar hood latches, a pair of 5-inch off-road LED lights mounted ahead of the A-pillars that provide 4,800 lumens each, and a Tailgate Reinforcement System with Oversized Spare Tire Carrier Modification Kit that allows a larger spare tire to be mounted on the swing gate.
While the Overlook Concept appears to have been made solely for SEMA, this somehow gives us a good idea of what a three-row Jeep Wrangler might look like.
Should Jeep actually consider making one? And would buyers actually buy a Wrangler with more than two rows of seats?