The Gladiator, Jeep’s first pickup in more than a quarter century, is a capable off-road machine with a serious 1,600 pound payload capacity. For their Wayout Concept headed for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari event this year, Jeep decided to showcase those two features with a truck built for camping, basically anywhere.
To get you “way out” they gave the Gladiator a two-inch lift kit then stuck on seventeen-inch steel wheels with thirty-seven inch mud terrains. Powering those wheels is a V6 Chrysler Pentastar engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Two extra fuel tanks are integrated into the sides, just in case the truck takes you a bit farther out than you thought.
Once you’re as way out as you want to be, the concept’s add-ons prove their worth. Taking advantage of the Gladiator’s payload capability, there’s a custom bed rack and ladder that leads to an elevated hard-top tent above the bed. Atop the roof is an integrated rack system for gear, and the truck bed is fitted with a bed-drawer system for dry and lockable storage. An awning fans out over the passenger side for a protected living space and amber LED lighting helps you set up camp in the dark. – Learn More
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