Like many events, the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, was canceled this year for the well being and safety of participants. Fortunately for Jeep fans, the cancellation happened after Jeep finished prepping a batch of off-road concepts.
Jeep Gladiator Farout.
The Jeep Gladiator Farout concept goes for a heavy overland theme. Hinting at the idea that this version can take you “Farout” Jeep used its new fuel-efficient 3.0-liter EcoDiesel six. The EcoDiesel has been around for quite a while now and the latest version has been revamped for the 2021 release.
The Farout concept includes a 16-foot deployable rooftop tent, Jeep PErformance parts two-inch lift, 17-inch matte-finish wheels with 37-inch mud-terrains, a modified Rubicon bumper with a 12,000-pound Warn winch hangs off the front.
The paint color is all new and they named it “Earl”. I don’t know why but it makes me happy to think a paint color is named Earl.
“Although we didn’t get to celebrate in Moab this year with our latest round of concept vehicles, we’re pleased to introduce the Jeep Farout concept today as a vehicle that blends Gladiator EcoDiesel’s fuel efficiency with an area of features fans of Overlanding will love,” “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.”Jim Morrison – Jeep Farout Announcement
The 2019 Easter Jeep Safari saw the Wayout concept. At the time it was the only Gladiator based concept shown, everything was Wrangler-based. The Wayout concept was very similar to this year’s design.
The primary differences are the new “Earl” paint color and the addition of the 3.0 EcoDiesel. Based on the EPA estimates for the Wrangler the Farout should get a 25% boost in range over the gas-powered Wayout. That efficiency should carry over to off-road driving. With 440-lb-ft of torque and low RPM, the diesel could see even greater gains over its sibling when tackling terrain in 4 wheel-drive.