The 2021 SEMA Show is back and the major car companies are stepping up. The Mopar display has hot new custom concepts from Jeep, Ram, and Dodge. Some might even make it to production. Let’s take a look, and check out the gallery at the bottom of the post.
Ram 1500 Outdoorsman
Ram has combined some of its fleet components and custom touches into a camper/adventurer theme. It started with a 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 model. To it Ram added a Mopar two-inch lift kit, Fox shocks at the corners, and 35-inch tall tires. Inside, white and blue detailing has been added to the seats along with a custom work module in the front seat. Added in the rear is a RamVac vacuum cleaner.
A Mopar adjustable bed rack can double for work as well as play holding things like kayaks and surfboards. The Expertec bed-slide system was added to the bed and can handle up to 2,000 lbs. Added to the slides are a Dometic refrigerator and those mountain bikes. Bold blue graphics announce this is no production truck.
Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner
A stylized custom desert runner, the RexRunner runs a 702 hp TRX engine and transmission. The 37-inch tires support the package that includes the Ram Bar, bed-mount spare tire carrier, and more. Custom skid plates show off the off-road chops. Inside, the Tradesman bin has been robbed of the one-piece molded door panels and vinyl flooring. They’re cheap-looking in the stripper Rams, but functional-looking for this concept.
Jeep Wrangler Overlook
You knew a three-seat Wrangler would be in the works. What’s distinctive is the safari-style top to give those third-seat passengers some added headroom. Jeep took a Sahara Wrangler and lengthened it a foot to handle the third-row seat.
The safari top adds five inches for not only headroom but added viewing windows. A two-inch lift kit, side steps, steel front bumper, off-road lights, and a lot more Jeep Performance Parts make up the rest of the concept. In the back, a custom rear bumper was fabb’d, and inside a Katzkin leather-wrapped steering wheel and dash add some luxury. Sahara Bronze stitching for added detail, custom suede seat inserts, and embroidered Jeep logos finish off the custom touches.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe
Though a concept, this hybrid is expected to be part of Jeep’s lineup, minus all of the JPP Wrangler components, which are many. So many, we won’t burden you with the list. But it is a long list for sure. Between the 4xe and JPP components, you could build your own version of this concept.
Jeep took a 1967 M725 and hot-rodded it. The military ambulance got the full treatment utilizing all new components starting with the 485 hp 392 Hemi V8 crate motor. Underneath the original frame was reinforced and leaf-spring rear suspension was pitched in favor of a heavy-duty coil suspension with four-link. Packaged neatly under the hood are a contemporary power brake unit and fuel-injection paraphernalia.
Mixing the old with the new are contemporary gauges and a screen, and also an ammunition box hiding contemporary parts. Recovered seats are low-back units from a Wrangler. With the pop-top and folding side panels, it will be utilized for events by Jeep and Mopar.
Jeep Cherokee L Breckenridge
Jeep’s new three-row gets a light styling bump starting with a Thule roof box supported by Mopar roof rails. A custom interior of Atmospheric Blue Alcantara includes Jeep/Olivet hard-shell luggage and comfort pillows.
Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole
The 1970s-themed Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 50th Anniversary edition starts with Rotten Avocado paint. Subtle side stripes, a Shaker hood scoop, and 20-inch Forgeline wheels muscle up the exterior. Inside, wood trim and retro green and yellow plaid set the vibe. Sprinkled throughout are other 1970s custom touches. Mopar components include a lowering kit and cold-air intake.
The 2021 SEMA Show runs from November 2nd to 5th.