Filson Introduces a High-End Jeep for the Serious Sportsman
Seattle-based luxury outdoors outfitter Filson, in conjunction with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), has launched a Jeep reminiscent of a Russian nesting doll: it is a car within a car within a car. The Filson Edition AEV Brute is a customized version of AEV’s own Brute Double Cab, which is itself a custom version of the Jeep Wrangler, made like a pickup truck. The result is a tricked-out Wrangler with a pickup bed that looks like it could plow through the Zombie Apocalypse…complete with a custom forest green paint job that echoes the Wrangler’s origins as a military vehicle.
Although the new Jeep marks the first time Filson has ever collaborated with an auto manufacturer, AEV was already very well known for its off-road vehicles, including its own customized Jeeps. The AEV Brute is constructed on a stretched frame that allowed the addition of a 61 x 60 inch pickup bed to the Wrangler’s four-door cab. This Jeep screams to be taken off road…really off road. It is fully equipped for serious outdoors activities with such features as a suspension lift kit, a skid plate, off-road lights, custom rocker guards, a winch, a heat reduction hood, and 17-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch tires. Standard Brutes have a 3.6-liter V6 engine, but the Filson edition is available with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8.
Filson added its own touches to the Jeep’s interior, which features seats made with the company’s signature leather, dry finish tin cloth, and a pair of Filson’s signature Rugged Twill Bags for adventurers to store their gear.
Each Filson AEV Brute is built to order, with a starting price of $130,000.