Jeep Gladiator Farout

Concept Corner

This is Jeep’s Gladiator Farout concept, a tough-looking 4×4 powered by a 3-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine that generates 194kW and 600Nm of torque and is, Jeep says, good for fuel economy of 8.4 litres per 100km.

The eye-catching feature of this fully functional concept is a neatly contained, deployable roof-top tent. 4.9m long and 2.3m high, the tent can be opened and closed in seconds and can sleep up to four people.

On the inside, ambient lighting is on hand to set the right camping mood, and the Farout has a wood-lined interior and incorporates a fully functional refrigerator and stove, plus hanging storage racks, built-in seats and table space.

The concept’s rugged stature is emphasised with a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, 17-inch matte charcoal rims, 37-inch mud-terrain tyres, a modified Gladiator Rubicon steel bumper equipped with a 12,000-lb. Warn winch, custom front and rear rock rails and FOX performance shocks. Its integrated roof-rack system allows for hauling additional gear topside.

The Farout concept builds on the Wayout concept that was revealed in 2019.

The Wayout also showcased a full roof-top tent (this time for two people), and similar off-roading abilities to the Farout but is powered by a 213kW, 353Nm 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“We’re pleased to introduce the Jeep Farout concept 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.”

Source: Motor Trader E-magazine (September 2020)

15 September 2020

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