Jeep may have canceled its annual Easter Safari concept vehicle exhibition this year. But it still came through with one heck of a ‘Farout’ truck.
Years of anticipation for a Jeep pickup led up to the reveal of the Gladiator in 2018. And while we may have thought a Jeep pickup was all we wanted, in fact, the Gladiator was only the beginning.
Every year, Jeep unveils some jaw-dropping concepts for a variety of adventures — think expansion packs that upgrade any given jeep for any number of terrains and lifestyles. And this year, Jeep unleashed what might be the overland vehicle of our dreams: the Gladiator Farout.
Jeep Gladiator Farout Concept
Jeep calls the Farout a “fully functional concept” that builds on the Wayout vehicle from last year’s Easter Jeep Safari.
Unlike the Wayout, the Farout receives a whole new heart. Under the hood, a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 aims to boost fuel efficiency with an advertised 28 mpg highway. But c’mon, who’s driving this thing on the highway? The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 also revs 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, and joins the Gladiator lineup for the 2021 model year.
But the Farout is more than just gas mileage and power numbers; it’s an overlanding machine, after all. Whereas the Wayout offered a standard, canvas-sided pop-up tent, the Farout boasts a customized, deployable rooftop tent that sleeps four. This mammoth habitat measures a whopping 16 feet long by 7.5 feet high.
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Inside, the Farout sports a “warm, inviting wood-lined interior.” The cargo area also houses a functioning refrigerator and stove, hanging storage racks, and built-in seating with table space.
As for the cockpit, luxury and rustic combine with dark smoke-blue leather, orange stitching, and plaid flannel seat inserts. Fancy.
The build rounds out with a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit, 17-inch matte charcoal rims, 37-inch mud-terrain tires, a modified Gladiator Rubicon steel bumper with 12,000-pound WARN winch, custom front and rear rock rails, and FOX performance shocks.
Will we ever see one of these? Probably not. But it sure gives us some wild ideas.