COVID-19 has reignited many people’s interest in camping and Jeep is unveiling a concept vehicle aimed at the people who really want to get away from it all. Jeep is debuting a tricked out version of its 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel. The Gladiator Overlander Farout concept builds on the EcoDiesel’s fuel range to reach remote places.
Farout Concept Package Delayed by COVID-19
The Jeep Gladiator Farout concept was supposed to debut at this year’s Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Unfortunately, we all know how that played out. The concept expands on the popular Wayout concept from last year’s 2019 Safari.
The Jeep Gladiator Farout concept carries a full roof-top tent and other amenities which can help Overlanders go further and stay out longer. The roof-top tent measures 16-feet-long and is 7.5-feet-high. It is supposed to comfortably sleep up to four people. It is designed to open and retract easily in a matter of seconds.
“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 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel should be available on dealer lots shortly and is already available to order. The 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine features 28 mpg highway and makes it the most fuel-efficient Gladiator. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel has 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard. The EcoDiesel means that the Farout Overlander concept would have the best single-tank range.
Obviously, the most important feature is the best-in-class range.
However, the Farout concept also has a wood-lined interior, a fully functional refrigerator and stove, which should make it easier to stay out in the wilderness as long as you want. Hanging storage racks, built-in seats and table space mean that you make maximum use of the customized cab. There are even touches of plaid flannel to highlight the interior.
At this point, Jeep isn’t saying how much of this equipment will become available through Mopar. However, you can bet, if Jeep is publicizing it, much of it will appear in the near future. Jeep and Ram are brilliant in their marketing of customized and personalized packages. There is already an Overland trim package for the Gladiator. As the camping and overlanding trend grows, Jeep is uniquely positioned to create vehicles to answer the sport’s needs.
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