The annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, was canceled this year, but that did not stop Jeep from sharing the fun stuff we should have seen there. The automaker revealed today the Gladiator Farout concept, an overlanding vehicle that looks ready to go wherever it damn pleases. For Jeep, this is a successor to the Gladiator Wayout concept it revealed at last year’s event, and it focuses on an assortment of accessories that make the pickup a camper’s dream.
The Gladiator’s most striking feature is the tent in the truck bed, a fully enclosed roof-top contraption Jeep says opens and retracts in seconds. It measures 16-feet long and 7.5-feet tall and can sleep up to four people. Inside, there’s a “warm, inviting wood-lined interior,” ambient lighting, hanging racks, table space, and built-in seats. There’s also a fully functional refrigerator and stove. Inside the cabin, there’s dark blue leather, orange stitching, and plaid flannel seat inserts.
Gallery: Jeep Gladiator Farout Concept
Powering the concept is Jeep’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that will become available in the Gladiator lineup for the 2021 model year. It goes on sale in the pickup in Q3 2020, but order books are open now. It produces a stout 260 horsepower (193 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (599 Newton-meters) of torque. That gets routed to all four 17-inch wheels, which feature 37-inch mud-terrain tires wrapped around them. The truck also features a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, a modified Gladiator Rubicon bumper equipped with a 12,000-pound Warn winch, custom front and rear rock rails, and Fox performance shocks.
Jeep finished the concept in a new “Earl” body color with chartreuse – a pale green/yellow – accents on the hood, rear tailgate tow hooks, badging, shocks, and more. While this is just a concept, Jeep’s robust aftermarket makes building a Farout equivalent surprisingly easy. It’s the latest example showing off how customizable the new Gladiator is, and just one of the possibilities.
Far Out! Jeep® Brand Debuts Gladiator Overlander “Farout” Concept
August 12, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® brand has introduced its new Gladiator Farout concept, a true overlanding vehicle that leverages the Jeep Gladiator’s class-leading 4x4 payload and fuel-efficient, long-range-capable 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine.
The Jeep Gladiator Farout concept was originally intended to debut at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in April 2020. It builds on the popularity of the Jeep Wayout concept from the 2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari event.
“Although we didn’t get to celebrate in Moab this year with our latest round of concept vehicles, we’re pleased to introduce the Jeep Farout concept today as a vehicle that blends Gladiator EcoDiesel’s fuel efficiency with an area of features fans of overlanding will love,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “Building on the popularity of last year’s Gladiator Wayout concept, and as overlanding continues to grow in popularity, this year’s Farout concept is another opportunity to gather feedback from our passionate customer base.”
The Jeep Farout concept features the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, which joins the Gladiator lineup for the 2021 model year and is rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine is available on Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon models and generates 28 mpg highway.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel goes on sale in the third quarter of 2020. Customer orders are open now.
Jeep Farout concept
This go-anywhere, do-anything Jeep concept takes off-road exploration to the next level. An encore to last year’s Jeep Wayout concept, the Jeep Farout concept benefits from Gladiator’s class-leading 4x4 payload and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine’s long-range fuel efficiency to go even further off the beaten path.
The main feature of this fully functional concept is a neatly contained, customized deployable roof-top tent. The spacious 16-foot-long by 7.5-foot-tall recreational residence opens and retracts in a matter of seconds. Once unpacked, it comfortably sleeps up to four.
Long gone is the cold, monochromatic look and feel of a traditional overlanding vehicle. The Farout’s warm, inviting wood-lined interior features soft ambient lighting, a fully functional refrigerator and stove, plus hanging storage racks, built-in seats and table space. Inside the Farout’s customized cab, outdoorsy fashion and style are celebrated with dark smoke blue leather, orange stitching and plaid flannel seat inserts.
Farout’s exterior features a new “Earl” body color with chartreuse accents on the hood, rear tailgate tow hooks, springs, badging and shocks. Its rugged stature is emphasized with a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, 17-inch matte charcoal rims, 37-inch mud-terrain tires, a modified Gladiator Rubicon steel bumper equipped with a 12,000-lb. Warn winch, custom front and rear rock rails and FOX™ performance shocks to easily overcome obstacles. Its integrated roof-rack system allows for hauling additional gear topside.