Despite Ford trying to rain on their parade, Jeep has been on a bit of a roll lately. Following the release of the Bronco, we’ve started to see more Jeep concept vehicles coming from FCA, including the oh-so-sweet 392 Hemi-powered Wrangler. It turns out they weren’t done yet however, as Jeep has just rolled out a new overlanding concept vehicle: the Jeep Gladiator Farout Concept. And we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more to come in the days ahead.
Overlanding has been growing in popularity in recent years, as off-roading and adventure fans continue to modify their vehicles for the practice. Recognizing this trend, FCA released the Jeep Wayout concept at the Jeep Easter Safari event in Moab last year. After receiving a lot of fan attention, the company decided they would follow the project up for this year’s event. While coronavirus may have cancelled the long-running excursion back in April, the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept lives on.
The concept starts with the EcoDiesel powertrain, as its best in class fuel range allows its owners to travel further between stops in civilization. A host of performance upgrades also are fitted to the mid-size truck, including a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, FOX performance shocks, a modified Gladiator Rubicon steel bumper equipped with a 12,000-lb. Warn winch, and custom rock rails at both the front and rear. There’s also an integrated roof rack for hauling all of your essentials along the trails.
However the real pièce de résistance of the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept is a massive deployable roof tent. Measuring 16-foot-long by 7.5-foot-tall, the living space is able to comfortably sleep four people, all while being able to be opened or stowed in a matter of seconds.
Visually the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept wears a unique grey paint called Earl, and is highlighted with chartreuse colored accents throughout. The wood-lined interior spaces can only be described as overlanding chic, featuring dark smoke blue leather, plaid flannel seat inserts, and orange stitching. You’ll also find a fully functional refrigerator and stove, as well as built-in seats and a table space.
The Jeep Gladiator Farout Concept is an overlander’s dream, and it is a shame that we didn’t get to see the truck take on the Jeep Easter Safari at Moab. Perhaps FCA will roll the truck out for us at some point, but for now it remains just another concept vehicle.