Jeep Unveils “Far Out” New Gladiator Concept for Overlanding

The Urban Dictionary defines the adjective “far out” as describing “something that is out of this world. Something so cool that it cannot be compared to anything on this planet.”
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Jeep Gladiator Farout concept
The new Jeep Gladiator Farout concept features an integrated roof-top tent that transforms the vehicle into a recreational residence. // Photo courtesy of Jeep

The Urban Dictionary defines the adjective “far out” as describing “something that is out of this world. Something so cool that it cannot be compared to anything on this planet.”

With that backdrop, Jeep today unveiled a new Gladiator concept vehicle.

Jeep, part of Auburn Hills-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said its new Gladiator Farout concept features an integrated roof-top tent that transforms the vehicle into a 16-foot-long, 7.5-foot-tall recreational residence that opens in seconds and sleeps up to four people.

“We’re pleased to introduce the Jeep Farout concept today as a vehicle that blends Gladiator EcoDiesel’s fuel efficiency with features fans of overlanding will love,” says Jim Morrison, head of Jeep Brand at FCA North America. “Building on the popularity of last year’s Gladiator Wayout concept, and as overlanding, or camping, 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 a 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 technology standard.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine is available on Gladiator Sport, Overland, and Rubicon models and gets 28 mpg on the highway. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel goes on sale in the third quarter of 2020.

According to Jeep, the Farout concept is a “go-anywhere, do-anything Jeep that takes off-road exploration to the next level.”

In addition to its ability as an off-road vehicle, the Farout has a wood-lined interior with soft ambient lighting, a fully functional refrigerator and stove, plus hanging storage racks, built-in seats, and table space.

Farout’s exterior features a new “Earl” body color with chartreuse accents on the hood, rear tailgate tow hooks, springs, badging, and shocks. Its stature is emphasized 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 equipped with a 12,000-pound Warn winch, custom front and rear rock rails, and FOX performance shocks. Its integrated roof-rack system allows for hauling additional gear topside.

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