The Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have all proven to be quite popular with their third row of seats, which perhaps led the Mopar team to build the Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept for the 2021 SEMA Show. This is the ultimate luxury off-road machine for the whole team, with three rows of seats, windows in the raised roof section allowing for a better view of the surroundings and a brighter cabin during the day.
The 3-Row Wrangler Exterior
The Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept has a long list of upgrades, but the key focus of this vehicle is the enlarged passenger compartment, with a third row of seats and a unique, elevated top with windows mounted on the front and sides.
This vehicle started its life as a standard Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited. The first step of the project was the stretch the body 12 inches behind the rear wheels. This required custom sheet metal and custom bumper extensions which connect the factory bumper to the trailing portion of the rear wheel flares, leading to a factory-like look. At first glance, it really doesn’t look longer than a standard Wrangler Unlimited, but when looking at pictures of both, the difference is clear. With this extra space, the team was able to add another row of seats, but we will talk about the interior later on in the piece.
Obviously, in stretching the sheet metal, the team needed to create a longer removable roof panel. Rather than just making a standard rear roof section that was 12-inches longer, they added a raised rear roof section that sits 5 inches higher than the rest of the roof. In that raised roof section, there are three small windows facing forward and two larger windows on each side. This gives rear passengers a better view of the outside while also brightening up the cabin during the daily drive. To give the driver and front passenger more light, there is a unique Freedom Top with flip-up glass sunroof.
Once the body was stretch and painted Sahara Bronze, the team added an array of items from the Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) catalog, including the off-road front bumper with a Warn winch, 5-inch LED A-pillar lights, the Tailgate Reinforcement System, the Oversized Spare Tire Carrier Modification Kit, a Center High Mounted Stop Light Relocation Kit, tubular side steps and a 2-inch lift with Fox shocks.
The exterior redesign is completed with a set of 20-inch Black Rhino York wheels wrapped in 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud terrain tires, a Satin Black painted grille and a concept hood.
The Most Spacious Wrangler
The most significant feature of the Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept cabin is the addition of the extra row of seats.
That extra row of seats allows this Wrangler to seat up to 7 people, but luxury was a key concern with this build, so all of the seats are wrapped in plush black Katzkin leather with Sahara Bronze accent stitching, Raven Black suede center sections with a hex pattern and an embroidered Jeep grille logo on the front upper seat backs. There are also bronze accents on the dashboard and steering wheel, creating a premium, cohesive design inside and out.
Of course, the Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept has the 8.4-inch touchscreen running the UConnect infotainment system, along with dual zone climate control, heated seats and other premium features of the legendary SUV lineup.