If you’re going off grid, are an outdoor enthusiast, love off-roading, or just like to get out there in the wilderness in practical style and comfort, then the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander is for you.
The Jeep has long been at the core of the off-road community for a very long time and rightfully so. Because it’s arguably the best off-road vehicle ever made. The Jeep Wrangler of course being a direct descendant of the Willys Jeep created by American Motors, and later by Chrysler, for the U.S. military in 1941-1945. Jeep is the oldest mass-produced four-wheel-drive in US history.
Jeep has become engrained in the zeitgeist of the age and will forever be the go-to off-road vehicle. Jeep came out with the Cherokees and then the Grand Cherokee to offer a consumer on-road vehicle while still preserving the off-road capability of the Wrangler. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect balance of on-road comfort and off-road practicality. It can go practically anywhere, comfortably.
Which brings us to the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander Concept vehicle.
Equipped with a 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine, giant 34″ tires, and a 9000-pound winch. That’s enough of a platform to build a good off grid vehicle from.
Diesel engines typically can run biodiesel, meaning you could practically grow your own fuel in your garden. Biodiesel is also a sustainable fuel. Unlike fossil fuels, you can grow soy or even hemp (when it’s legalized) to produce your own biodiesel fuel.
It also comes with a built-on clam shell 2-person tent that pops up from the roof. This is where the off grid part comes in. There’s plenty of surface area to install a couple of slim flexible solar panels on the roof to generate electricity to power your off grid devices and appliances.
“The Grand Cherokee-based Overlander concept vehicle represents the rough-and-tumble side of Grand Cherokee, a rugged and dependable vehicle customized for the enthusiast interested in overland expeditions where they travel and camp out of their vehicle. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander sports Sage Green exterior paint with a matching rooftop tent. Custom features include a one-off front fascia, integrated front winch, tow hooks, larger wheel flares, SRT taillamps and hood, off-road rock rails, front and rear skid plates and 18-inch milled wheels with BF Goodrich All-terrain T/A tires. The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets around the trails with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that is mated to an eight-speed automatic Torqueflight transmission. To top it off, the Grand Cherokee Overlander has a durable spray-in truck bed coating on the roof and a two-person hard-shell rooftop tent that is easily deployable when camping off the beaten path.” MotorTrend.com
I can imagine this vehicle decked out with the best and highest off grid technology. It would make a great bug-out vehicle for an emergency.