The Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah might have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that has not stopped Jeep from unveiling some of the fun concepts that we should have seen there. While Jeep was originally reported to have several concepts prepared for the axed event, the off-road brand chose to debut one of them, the Farout concept.
Designed to take on over-landing duties, the Farout Concept is a successor to last year’s Gladiator WayOut concept, and is designed to highlight accessories and other equipment that transform the truck into the ultimate camping vehicle. The most striking feature this time around is the bed mounted tent which is fully enclosed from the outside world. Jeep reps claim that the 16 feet long and 7.5 feet high tent can be extended or retracted in seconds, and can sleep up to four occupants. Jeep chose to not release any photos of the concept’s interior, but claimed that it’s lined with wood trim, and that it was designed to be “warm and inviting,” while ambient lighting, hanging racks, table space, and built-in seats are included.
There is also a fully functional stove and refrigerator included to help keep the whole crew fed, while the interior of the Gladiator’s cabin features dark blue leather orange stitching, and plaid flannel seat inserts.
Performance for the Farout comes from Jeep’s 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 which also sees duty in the Wrangler and was recently confirmed for the Gladiator. Good for a stout 260 horsepower, and 442 lb-ft of torque. All of this muscle is routed to all four 17-inch wheels which are shod in thick 37-inch mud terrain tires. The truck was also lifted by two inches, and Jeep engineers even equipped the concept with a modified version of the Gladiator Rubicon’s front bumper. This was necessary to allow the bumper to better accommodate the 12,000 lb Warn sourced winch. Other goodies include custom front and rear rock rails, as well as Fox performance shocks.
The exterior styling rounds out things, with the Farout concept featuring a new “Earl” paint color. Chartreuse accents help add a touch of contrast, with the hood shocks, rear tailgate badging, and other items being covered in the eye catching color.
While the Farout concept is currently a one-off special like other Easter Safari vehicles, it does serve as an example of how versatile and creative Mopar and JPP can be in terms of accessories, and the concept is also a subtle response to prior attempts in the aftermarket at making similar entries. We look forward to seeing more in the future, and we suspect that Jeep has a few more concepts lurking around that are waiting for their chance to seize the spotlight.
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