Remember the Jeep Forward Control light commercial vehicle introduced way back in 1956, that in a way revolutionized the commercial transportation scenario in America? If you see the glimpses of the Jeep Forward Control in this dapper vehicle – that’s only natural. Designed by Germany-based Samir Sadikhov who’s had considerate experience at Lamborghini, Genisis and Rezvani, the Overlanding capable vehicle christened Jeep Vangler looks absolutely stunning and is perfect for an extreme jungle safari.
Most of all it’s not an outrageously radical design that looks good on paper but when one thinks of practicality it falls flat on the face. Samir’s design is essentially a Jeep Wrangler inspired van that’s created to take on any terrain and for people who like open-air adventures. Since it has the genome of the Forward Control, the hood has been chopped off, and has an even boxier profile than the Wrangler. The chunkier tires, a row of fog lights, and winch at the front – all assure its off-roading capabilities. To spice up things the designer has envisioned a more traditional van-like design and yet another that has a more safari vehicle like feel thanks to the glass-less rail doors. Both these iterations have plenty of space on the roof basket to haul your belongings for a long adventure trip, so you can carry as much load as you intend to on the Vangler.
By the look of things, the vehicle seems to have an independent suspension system, loads of ground clearance and penned to be an electric drivetrain since the hood is virtually non-existent. So the only option would be to have an electric drivetrain on the floor with battery storage on the rear or on the floor itself. The stunning off-road van looks good for an adventure trip with your family since it can accommodate 7-9 people as there are three rows of seating. Vangler puts up a strong case for automotive manufacturers (Jeep in particular) to give this design a serious thought, and there’s even extended possibility with Samir’s design to be converted into a campervan, now that would get anybody excited won’t it?
Designer: Samir Sadikhov