This efficient, diesel-powered concept truck was made for off-grid adventures.
Jeep has just built one heck of a "bug out" vehicle in the new Jeep Gladiator "Farout" concept: a capable, diesel-powered truck designed to take you as far as possible out into the wilderness, and stay awhile.
Jeep started from a Gladiator 4x4 EcoDiesel with engine start-stop technology for its exceptional fuel efficiency, the truck managing an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Then, it upfitted the truck with everything necessary for an extended stay off-the-grid, including a fully functioning refrigerator and stove, hanging storage racks, a table and seats, and a roof-top tent that deploys to a full 16-foot-length in a matter of seconds and sleeps up to four people.
Granted, that's not all that's different on the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept. It's also been pushed upmarket by a wood-lined interior with soft ambient lighting, and dark smoke blue leather with orange contrast stitching and sharp plaid flannel seat inserts.
And of course, Jeep has seen fit to give the Farout more off-road capability than a factory Gladiator, too, with a two-inch lift from Jeep Performance Parts, Fox performance shocks, and some fetching 17-inch matte charcoal rims wrapped in hardcore 37-inch mud-terrain rubber. The front steel bumper is a modified Gladiator Rubicon unit with a 12,000-pounds Warn winch, perfect for helping the Farout claw its way out of tough situations, and the truck wears custom front and rear rock rails.
If the name "Farout" sounds vaguely familiar to you, it might be because of the Jeep Gladiator "Wayout" concept the brand debuted at last year's Easter Jeep Safari in Moab. In fact, the Farout concept was intended to bow at this year's Safari, but the event was canceled due to the global pandemic. Like the Farout, the Wayout rode on a 2-inch lift over 17-inch wheels with 37-inch mud-terrain tires, and boasted a roof-top tent, but it was a more utilitarian concept overall, with an intake snorkel and a 270-degree awning with LED task lighting.
It's too bad the Farout never had the chance to debut in-the-flesh at the Easter Jeep Safari, but nonetheless, we're happy it exists.