Just in case you missed this trail test, Trevor Reed, one of our favorite off-road writers, got the chance to drive the latest from the Jeep craftsmen at AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) on the rugged trails around Moab, Utah.
No doubt the extra-long wheelbase and custom-molded bed (and the corresponding departure angle) made it a challenge over many of the nastier obstacles, but he seems to have survived.
Trevor notes this Jeep Brute Double Cab isn't exactly close to stock, with its 3.5-inch suspension lift, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8, 37-inch tires and heavy-duty axles. Still, it looked like a blast to drive, and will likely have Jeep paying close attention.
This is the same vehicle we first saw at the 2011 SEMA and liked so much. Pricing has still officially not been announced, but you can expect the kit (just the kit) to cost in the ballpark of $10,000, not including installation (which could be another $10,000). You can check out our earlier video by clicking here, or go to the full road test story Trevor did for Motor Trend by clicking here.