We’ll admit it — all of us in the TFL office are still bummed out that global circumstances forced FCA to scrap this year’s Easter Jeep Safari. Apart from having another excuse to head to Moab, Jeep takes the opportunity to roll out some cool concepts, and it decided to reveal another one Wednesday. Meet the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept: another take on an overland exploration truck.
We can’t work out where Jeep got the idea at all.
Kidding aside, this Gladiator builds on last year’s Gladiator Wayout concept, but goes one step further. This time around, Jeep mated all the overlanding parts to their 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. That’s a sound choice on paper, given the powertrain’s estimated 28 mpg (to the gas engine’s 22-23 mpg). The EcoDiesel also manages 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, and is available across Jeep’s entire 2021 Gladiator lineup, from Sport to Rubicon.
Beyond the engine, the Gladiator Farout concept packs a 16-foot-long rooftop tent. That opens up to a 7.5-foot-tall unit when deployed, and sleeps up to four people. Other exterior features include the new “Earl” paint with chartreuse accents on the hood, tow hooks, tailgate, springs, badging and shocks. The Gladiator Farout concept gets a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, and sits on 37-inch mud-terrain tires wrapped around 17-inch matte charcoal wheels. Finally, the truck gets a modified Gladiator Rubicon bumper with a 12,000-pound Warn winch, custom rock rails and Fox performance shocks.
Inside, Jeep says the Gladiator Farout concept houses a wood-lined interior. Beyond that, there’s also a fully functional stove and refrigerator, hanging storage rocks, built-in seats and some table space. The cab itself is finished in dark smoke blue leather with orange stitching and plaid seat inserts.
Let us know what you think about the concept in the comments below! Check out our own efforts to transform a Gladiator into an overlanding rig in our “No Pavement Needed” series below.
This article is also posted on TFLoffroad.com.