If you’ve been following Expo’s coverage of the Jeep Mighty FC concept, you, like me, surely enjoyed Scott’s description of his first drive in the truck and the many photos that accompanied it. To add to the chorus, here’s a video I found the other day in which Motor Trend’s YouTube show, The Downshift, trained its lenses on the FC as it cruised through Moab. In the piece, Mark Allen, Jeep’s head of design, describes the thinking behind the truck and what its like to drive.
He highlights the non-bus-like steering wheel, which is in the same position as in any other Jeep. To me though, a horizontal, bus-like steering wheel seems like it would be part of the appeal on a vehicle like this. I imagine that would have required the time and effort of an entirely new dashboard design, however.
Also on the trail, as a comparison, they bring along a 1964 Jeep Forward Control crew cab, powered by a 3-cylinder, 2-stoke diesel. Wha?... It’s funny to see the two together. The Mighty FC — I’m getting used to the name, by the way — looks like bulldog. The old Forward Control looks like a loaf of bread.
It’s great to see footage of both of these truck on the road!