It’s SEMA season!
And not to be outdone by the other OEMs, Mopar just dropped six new truck and SUV new builds that are making their way to The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada next week. The fleet of custom vehicles and hundreds of performance parts and accessories will be on display inside Mopar’s exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 2-5.
Let’s take a look at these builds:
Jeep® Wrangler Overlook Concept
The Jeep Wrangler Overlook concept stretches a four-door Wrangler Sahara an additional 12-inches into a three-row off-roader loaded with luxury touches including a custom modular roofline and a wide array of products from the Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) portfolio.
Outdoor viewing is enhanced with dual side and three front-facing windows above the second and third rows. A custom removable one-piece Freedom Top with flip-up glass sunroof panel opens the view over the driver and front passenger.
A JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks makes room for 20-inch Black Rhino York wheels mounted on 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. Black JPP tubular side steps, with molded inserts for sure-footed traction, provide superior protection and durability. A custom JPP stamped steel front bumper, which is narrower than stock provides fender protection without compromising approach angle. A pair of JPP 5-inch off-road, 4800-lumen LED lights with a custom-designed Platinum Chrome finish are mounted on the A-pillars. A Tailgate Reinforcement System and Oversized Spare Tire Carrier Modification Kit enables a larger spare tire to be mounted on the swing gate.
The interior is outfitted with luxurious black Katzkin leather seats and a black leather-wrapped dashboard. Both seats and dash are accented with Sahara Bronze stitching to match the exterior. Center panels in the seats use Raven Black suede in a hexed stitch pattern. Front seats have a Jeep grille logo embroidered in the seat backs. Helping protect the sill areas under all four doors are black sill guards featuring the vehicle’s logo.
Jeep® Wrangler 4xe Concept
The Jeep® Wrangler 4xe concept showcases Jeep’s award-winning plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with factory-backed parts and accessories from Jeep Performance Parts (JPP).
On the exterior, this Wrangler 4xe with Ivory Pearl, Metallic Grey, and Blue accented concept sports an industry-first JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks specifically tuned for the new Wrangler 4xe. This rig rides on JPP Beadlock-capable Wheels with functional Beadlock Rings, mounted with BFGoodrich KM3 37-inch tires. Underneath, custom underbody rock lights illuminate the ground below at all four corners. The 4xe features a stamped steel bumper features a custom single-hoop winch protector with an attached LED light just above a Warn winch. A JPP Gorilla Glass windshield offers up to three times the strength of a stock windshield and a pair of JPP 5-inch, off-road, LED lights sit at the base of each A-pillar. The concept features the JPP Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement, which allows a full-size spare wheel and tire to be mounted on the swing gate.
The interior details include a custom JPP instrument panel accessory rail system that securely holds mobile devices, such as cell phones or cameras, in place. For the driver, stainless-steel JPP pedal covers feature black rubber pads, adding plenty of traction to the accelerator and brake pedals. In addition, JPP door-grab handles provide easy entry and exit. The tailgate features a custom trail-rail management system features multi-position cargo loops to safely secure and carry gear while a JPP swing-gate flip-down table adds a useful flat surface. A custom on-board compressor is also integrated into the tailgate for any air inflation needs.
Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept
Probably my favorite of the seven builds is the Kaiser Jeep M725 concept, a vintage 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance transformed for duty as an ultimate off-road support machine and rolling mascot for JPP.
Painted Desert Tan, the Kaiser Jeep concept rides on 20-by-12-inch, eight-lug Black Rhino Armory wheels that are wrapped with 40-inch tires. The wheel-and-tire package fits under custom, widened fenders. The custom-designed roof panel over the cargo area can raise 16 inches, creating enough room for occupants to stand while retrieving supplies or serving food and refreshments from the open driver’s side rear panel. Modified JPP rock rails shield the body of the Kaiser Jeep M725 between the wheel wells. Rock rails are made of heavy-gauge steel and coated with Durabull® truck bedliner coating for enhanced protection and durability. Forward lighting comes from a set of concept 7-inch LED headlamps, flanked by separate pairs of JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights. A JPP 7-inch off-road LED light is center mounted just above the windshield and custom fitted for use as a spotlight. Out back, LED taillights are installed in the original protective metal buckets. A back-up camera provides convenient rear visibility for the driver.
The off-road capability of the Kaiser Jeep M725 is enhanced by reinforcing the original frame and replacing the original leaf springs with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system. Under the hood sits a Mopar 392 Crate HEMI® V-8 engine linked to a vintage TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission. This combination delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.
Inside, low-back Jeep Wrangler seats are wrapped in tan canvas. The driver control center includes a custom-built steering wheel and column, and instrument panel equipped with modern gauges and a backup camera display screen. A specially designed data plaque, showing the unique specifications of the Kaiser Jeep M725, mounts on the dashboard. The custom center console, crafted from a repurposed ammunition box, carries the transmission and transfer case shifters. The vehicle floor is coated with bedliner material for enhanced grip and durability.
Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept
Built on the award-winning 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner concept carries a truckload of Mopar accessories and custom parts. Powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine, rated at an incredible 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the TRX RexRunner concept rides on 37-inch Goodyear tires mounted to custom-designed 18-by-9-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels for a race-inspired appearance at all four corners.
Adding to the rugged exterior design, a RamBar accessory bar features a pair of concept 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights, generating 4,300 lumens of light for off-road driving. Just below the RamBar, a fully integrated, bed-mounted spare-tire carrier from Mopar keeps a 37-inch spare tire/wheel at the ready. A Mopar bed extender flips inward for secure transportation of tools and equipment. For bed protection, the TRX RexRunner concept features a black, Mopar spray-in textured bedliner.
Custom metal skid plates feature laser-etched Mopar lettering and protect the front and rear underside areas of the truck. Use of the front skid plate helps to increase the approach angle by 2.3 degrees up to 32.5 degrees. Mopar rock rails also help protect the side sills from any damage, while a custom, black, flip-top, fuel-filler door adds to the rugged exterior.
From the TRX production model are the center stack, instrument cluster, flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, center-console-mounted floor shifter and aggressive bolster sport seats. In addition, Mopar stainless-steel pedal covers feature black rubber pads, adding plenty of traction to the accelerator and brake pedals. Additionally, molded one-piece door panels and a vinyl floor from the Tradesman model allows for quick and easy cleaning.
Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Concept
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept is designed for those who love the great outdoors. Starting with the award-winning Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 The Outdoorsman concept carries all the equipment necessary for the job site and easily transforms into a perfect carry-all truck for enjoying any outdoor activity.
A concept, two-height position aluminum Mopar bed rack system runs the full width of the truck bed and safely carries items, such as ladders and plywood for work or a kayak, oars, fishing poles or a mountain bike for play. Attached in each corner of the bed rack are 2-inch TYRI LED lights, while a CHMSL adds a third brake light to the rear crossbar. Mounted to the floor of the truck bed, a modified Expertec bed-slide system provides dual rolling panels – each rated at 2,000 pounds – for easy loading and unloading of tools, gear and equipment. Each sliding panel carries custom T-track rails and mounts to secure items. The bed floor is protected with a durable Mopar spray-in bedliner. Mopar bed rails are attached to the inside walls of the bed and feature adjustable cleats that slide to secure cargo of various sizes, such as a Dometic refrigerator.
On the inside panel of the tailgate, a custom Mopar RamGate task-bench insert features various conversion charts, an angle finder and a concept T-track mounting system that adds to the sturdy and versatile workspace for cutting wood, tuning up bikes or sharpening skis. Inside of the class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system, Mopar cargo dividers keep additional tools or equipment safe and organized.
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept rides on a Mopar 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks, providing plenty of additional ground clearance for the custom, aggressive-looking, split six-spoke, 20-by-9-inch Black Rhino wheels riding on 35-inch Continental tires.
The interior cabin of the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept includes a custom, deployable work surface that slides out from the soft center armrest and provides 12-by-14 inches of additional workspace that features an integrated measuring system. Front-row bucket seats and second-row bench seats feature Alloy-Mesh cloth inserts and Mopar Blue Katzkin leather side bolsters trimmed in Sydney Grey accent leather. Unique A-pillar handles and front and rear door pulls are wrapped with a stylish black Gode-Tex vinyl. Armrests are finished with Mopar Blue stitching to provide additional color contrast. Floor protection is provided by Mopar all-weather floor mats, while under the second-row bench seat, a concept RamVac on-board vacuum makes easy work of cleaning the cabin area after coming back from the trail or the worksite.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge concept
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge concept features a custom, two-tone Magnetite matte/metallic and gloss-black paint scheme with satin bronze accents. Adding to the premium exterior are split, five-spoke Mopar 21-inch wheels that feature a gloss black finish with matching gloss-black faces, center caps and lug nuts. A roof-mounted, piano-black Thule cargo box sits on top of dual Mopar cross bars and provides additional storage for skis or snowboards in a safe, hard-shell, lockable container.
Inside the cabin of the Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge concept, an array of custom colors and premium materials are used to elevate the comfort of the most awarded SUV ever — now in three-row form for the first time. The luxurious custom interior features Atmospheric Blue Palermo leather seats and door panels with blue quilting, and trim finished in premium satin walnut. Satin bronze and black accents on the upper door panels, instrument panel and steering wheel provide a unique, rich-looking contrast of color.
We look forward to seeing these fine builds in person! Which one is your favorite?