Fans of the Jeep Wrangler can get excited about the company’s new model, the Jeep Overlook. Equipped to handle seven passengers, the vehicle contains a third row. This means it’ll still have the same appeal of the original model – just with the added bonus of more room.
The company launched the Overlook for the SEMA car show in Las Vegas this year. However, it’s unclear if they intend to put it into production. The company didn’t announce when the model would be ready if it does go into production either.
Several features of the new SUV will make it feel just as roomy as it appears. Not only will the Overlook extend a foot beyond the original model, but it will also have a safari-style roof so those in the third seat can have plenty of head room.
Additionally, the new Jeep is equipped with a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires, steel bumpers, cowl-mounted auxiliary lighting, according to Fox News.
The SUV is perfect for extended road trips or off-roading with a large group of people. It’s the first time in a decade that the company launched a three-row vehicle. Though it’s just a concept at the moment, it makes sense for the company to add the family-style SUV to their collection of high performance models.
Jeep Considers Electric Model
In addition to Jeep’s new concept Wrangler Overloook, the car company also announced an electric model could be available as soon as 2023.
Jeep’s Vice President of North American Operations Jim Morrison said it hopes to also make the electric Wrangler fully autonomous. This means if you felt like going for a hike, Jeep could drop you off at the start of your trail and pick you up at the trail’s end.
“Our plan is this decade, and we keep pushing the limits on what’s accentuates freedom for our customers,” Morrison says.
Further, the company also hopes to have models of their vehicles with capabilities of driving underwater, Jeep CEO Christian Meunier announced.
“There are a lot of things that are coming that are in the pipeline,” Meunier states. “We are going to keep our king of the hill position, for sure. ”
A teaser for the model showed a Wrangler completely submerged in the water.
“There is a little wink we have at the end, which is probably post-2030, but I know a lot of enthusiasts and a lot of our communities are requesting it,” Meunier says of the trailer.
Though the CEO is hopeful and looking forward to a future with extreme capabilities, he also stated it would be awhile before anything like that could come to fruition. Jeep also wants to be considered the “greenest” car company that exists.