The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander concept Fiat Chrysler built for the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari has been spotted testing on public roads in Michigan.
This rather curious occurrence was caught by FourWheeler Magazine photographers. It’s not clear why FCA was out with its Overlander concept, but making the odd sight even more interesting was the presence of a Michigan Manufacturers plate. We can’t see why FCA would want to keep the Overlander registered and feel tempted to drive it around – unless it was toying with the idea of putting a similar vehicle or some of the Overlander’s components into production.
When FCA showed the Overlander concept in 2015, it said the vehicle was intended for the “enthusiast interested in overland expeditions where they travel and camp out of their vehicle.” In addition to a special Sage Green exterior, a suspension lift and front and rear skid plates, the concept also featured a roof-mounted pop-up camper.
While it seems unlikely Jeep would create a dedicated Overlander production vehicle, its possible the automaker wants to offer a similar camper for the Grand Cherokee through its parts program. We could also see a complete Overlander package being offered that adds the camper, knobby off-road tires, a suspension lift, a light bar, tow hooks and other components seen on the concept.
Check out the spy shots over at Four Wheeler and let us know why you think FCA is out testing this vehicle in the comments below.