It is difficult to believe that the 2020s have become the golden era of North American overland vehicles, with solid axles, lockers, and diesel motors now available from the factory. And not only all of that goodness, but engineers and designers who “get it”. . . who live it! Their new Farout concept vehicle builds upon the overwhelming success of the Wayout built for the 2019 EJS.
The Farout is a view into what is coming this year with the Gladiator—most importantly, a diesel drive train. When you combine the Gladiator’s payload, 22-gallon fuel tank, and generous overall storage space, it starts to look like the overlander’s dream. Oh, and it gets 28 mpg on the highway with 442 pound-feet of torque!
With the Farout concept, they included impressive modifications like the AT Overland Habitat (with constellations for reference), awning, front rack, 37-inch tires (which look just right), Fifteen52 Wheels, and factory steel bumpers with a Warn winch.
A few months ago, Matt Scott and I went into detail on preparing a Gladiator for overland travel in the Overland Journal Podcast.