It looks like Jeep has just made the ultimate 4x4 vehicle for exploring the great outdoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With overlanding expeditions becoming more prominent amongst 4x4 enthusiasts, Jeep wants in on the action as they recently revealed a unique Gladiator specifically built just for that purpose.
This is the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept, and it looks out of this world. Essentially an improved version of the Gladiator Wayout concept Jeep revealed last year, (seen below) the Gladiator Farout is fitted with a wide array of upgrades and even has a bed cover at the back.
It gets a two-inch suspension lift kit, upgraded springs and shocks, 17-inch matte charcoal-painted wheels, huge 37-inch mud-terrain tires, rock rails, a roof-rack system, and a modified Rubicon steel bumper complete with a 12,000 lbs. power winch.
But perhaps serving as the main feature on this Gladiator concept is its fully-deployable rooftop tent. Neatly stowed away inside the vehicle, the spacious tent measures 16-feet long, and 7.5 feet tall. Once fully unpacked, the huge tent can comfortably sleep four.
As for the interior itself, the Gladiator Farout features wood-lined trim, soft ambient lighting, dark ‘smoke blue’ leather, orange contrast stitching, and plaid flannel seat inserts. For the complete overlanding experience, the Farout has a fully-functional refrigerator, built-in seats and table space, storage hanging racks, and a stove for cooking food.
With the Gladiator Farout concept built to cover huge tracks of land, it needs a suitable engine to do the job. Under the hood is not a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four or a 3.6-liter V6. Instead, it’s powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. It puts out 260 PS along with a meaty 650 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Since the concept almost looks like a production vehicle, could Jeep make it available as a special edition model? Jeep is not saying anything yet, although the extra features seen on the Farout concept could be offered as optional factory upgrades.
One thing is for sure, though: Jeep has confirmed that the EcoDiesel V6 will be making its way to the 2021 Gladiator in Q3 of 2020 and they are now accepting orders for it. Fingers crossed that Jeep Philippines also brings the EcoDiesel V6 for the Gladiator soon.