The Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept can get you to the trail and grill your sausage – seriously.
Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) sometimes build one-offs that make sense, and the Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept makes sense. Especially if you’re into mountain biking, adventure and hot dogs. Yep, hot dogs. Jeep added a few interesting goodies in the storage system. Located on the driver’s side in that container resides a battery-powered refrigerator and electric hot-dog roller grill.
Beer and bräts after a ride?
From the head honcho:
The K-9 Blue Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept has nearly 20 JPP components added to it. Typical of Jeep, it also has lots of custom accessories, prototype components and a few one-off upgrades. A drive-able concept like this would normally show up at Easter Jeep Safari. Maybe next year.
This project started out with an unmodified, 3.6-liter gas V6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Jeep Top Dog Concept features a JPP two-inch lift kit with FOX shocks that provides increased ground clearance. Black, 17-inch JPP bead-lock-capable aluminum wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires complete the undercarriage upgrades.
The Concept has a JPP Rubicon Bumper attached. The bumper holds a prototype two-inch steel grille guard, “inspired by the Jeep J6 concept.” It also has a JPP 8,000-lb capacity Rubicon Warn winch that includes 100-feet of Spydura Synthetic Rope. It also has slider steps and a rear winch too.
Jeep built (prototype) steel “high-top” fender flares provide additional clearance at all four corners. Next, JPP removed the standard cargo box and replaced it with a custom PCOR flatbed storage system. The passenger side of the bed has pull-out lockable drawers. It also has bike racks, traction mat holders and tons of storage up top.
Here’s JPP’s point about the roof:
Interior upgrades include JPP pedals and color-matched components. On top of that, it has black Katzkin leather seats, armrests, shifter boots, parking-brake handle and steering wheel. Blue stitching covers these upgraded components.
There is no word on production, but these type of vehicles are (usually) a showcase for current, upcoming and possible future components. In some cases, Jeep listens to their customers and prototypes can become production-ready. JPP has over 500 components curranty available for Jeep vehicles. They have factory-backed warranties.
For even more Gladiator news, check out the recent announcement on the Jeep Gladiator Willys. Check out this detailed walk-around video of the Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept below:
This post is also published on TFLoffroad.com.