The level of craftsmanship on display here is commendable.
With the exception of China's Commander, Jeep doesn't offer a three-row SUV in its current lineup. This will change, however, when the reborn Grand Wagoneer arrives. Previewed by the Grand Wagoneer Concept, Jeep's new flagship SUV will go on sale in 2021.
One owner couldn't wait that long, so they built their own three-row Jeep that's perfect for taking extended families on off-roading adventures. Built by the Off-Road History Museum in Abu-Dhabi, the custom off-roader may look like an extended Jeep Wrangler but it's actually based on the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck.
This was achieved by fitting a hard shell onto the Gladiator's bed, transforming the SUV into a rugged three-row off-roader. You have to commend the craftsmanship on display here. In the photos shared by the owner of the museum, Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, the extended off-roader looks like an official Jeep product, but there are a few giveaways that it wasn't produced by the American truck maker.
The rear doors have been extended to provide easier access to the cabin and the rear overhangs are shorter. Step inside, and you'll find individual captain chairs replacing the Gladiator's second-row bench.
There's not a lot of space in the third row, however, so taller passengers may find it uncomfortable cramming into the back. While the luxury Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be offered with three rows for the first time in the model's history, it won't be as rugged or off-road capable as this creation.
This isn't the first time the company has built a crazy custom off-roader, either. Last month, the museum presented a modified Ram 4500 with a 16-foot-long bed, which is the longest in the world. The Off-Road History Museum also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of 4x4 vehicles, so we can't wait to see what they come up with next.