Mopar-Inspired Concepts Shine at 2021 SEMA Show

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Mopar at 2021 SEMA Show
Mopar, the performance parts and accessory division of Stellantis — the parent company of Jeep, Ram and Dodge — showcased seven new custom concept vehicles at the 2021 SEMA trade show, highlighting performance upgrades and accessory options for a few popular vehicles of the Stellantis portfolio. Jeep also showed four concepts previously unveiled at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, and Dodge presented the limited-edition Mopar ‘22 Dodge Durango to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Mopar.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Wrangler 4xe Concept
The Wrangler 4xe concept offers a look at how owners of Jeep’s new plug-in electric SUV can customize their vehicles for improved performance with factory-backed parts and accessories from Jeep Performance Parts. The custom SEMA build begins with a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks specifically tuned for Wrangler 4xe, and JPP Beadlock-capable wheels with functional beadlock rings, mounted with BFGoodrich KM3 37-inch tires. The JPP stamped steel front bumper features a custom single-hoop winch protector with an LED light just above a Warn winch, while underbody rock lights at all four corners illuminate the ground. A JPP Gorilla Glass windshield is three times stronger than stock glass, and LED lights sit at the base of the A-pillars.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Wrangler 4xe Concept
The Jeep Performance Parts tube doors and rock rails of the Wrangler 4xe concept are painted in a premium Ivory Pearl color, with original accents including custom fender and hood graphics painted in Dark Neutral Metallic Grey. A JPP swing gate hinge reinforcement allows a full-size spare wheel and tire to be mounted on the swing gate. Inside, seats are swathed in Mopar Blue Katzkin leather with tungsten stitching, sitting on a concept 3-piece JPP vinyl floor with four drain plugs for cleaning. A custom JPP instrument panel rail system holds items such as cell phones or cameras. This Wrangler 4xe concept also features a custom trail-rail system to secure gear, a JPP swing-gate flip-down table, and a custom onboard compressor integrated into the tailgate.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept
The Overlook concept began as a 4-door Wrangler Unlimited with the interior extended by 12 inches to add a third-row seat. A stepped roof adds an additional 5 inches and includes side and front-facing windows. Above the driver and front-seat passenger, a custom removable one-piece Freedom Top includes a flip-up glass sunroof. Wrangler Overlook rides on a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks and 20-inch Black Rhino York wheels mounted with 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept
A narrower stamped steel front bumper from Jeep Performance Parts improves the Wrangler Overlook concept’s approach angle and includes integrated LED fog lights. The grille gets finished in Satin Black and the concept hood includes black Mopar hood latches with Jeep Willys logo. The custom rear bumper extends around the rear fenders to the wheel arches. The interior features black Katzkin leather seats and a black leather-wrapped dashboard with Sahara Bronze accents to match the exterior. The seat inserts are Raven Black suede with a hexed stitch pattern, and the front seats have an embroidered Jeep grille logo.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge Concept
The Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge is finished in a sleek two-tone combination of Magnetite matte/metallic with a gloss black roof and satin bronze accents. Split 5-spoke 21-inch Mopar wheels are also finished in gloss black, and the package gets completed with a roof-mounted piano black Thule cargo box.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge Concept
The interior of the Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge concept features Atmospheric Blue Palermo leather seats as well as door panels with blue quilting and premium satin walnut trim. The rich interior design adds satin bronze and black accents on the instrument panel, door panels and steering wheel in contrast with the Atmospheric Blue leather. The package also includes Jeep-branded Olivet hard-shell luggage and Atmospheric Blue pillows.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept
Painted Desert Tan, the Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept is a 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance, reconfigured to create an off-road support vehicle. Powered by a Mopar 392 Crate HEMI V8 engine that produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, the Kaiser Jeep M725 concept rides on its original reinforced frame with the original leaf-springs replaced by a heavy-duty link/coil suspension. Power gets delivered through a vintage TorqueFlite 727 transmission.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept
The custom roof panel over the cargo area of the Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept can be raised 16 inches to create standing room for off-road support personnel using the vehicle. On the driver’s side, an open panel creates space for food and beverage service or parts distribution. At the front, the vehicle features concept 7-inch LED headlights flanked by pairs of Jeep Performance Parts 5-inch off-road LED lights. Wheels are 20-inch Black Rhino Armory wheels wrapped with 40-inch tires. Inside, the Kaiser Jeep M725 features low-back Wrangler seats in tan canvas, as well as a custom steering wheel and modern gauges.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept
The TRX RexRunner concept is based on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine producing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Finished in Ash Gray paint, TRX RexRunner adds a number of Mopar Blue accents including a center stripe, TRX graphics, a Ram grille and front tow hooks. The TRX RexRunner rides on custom 18-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels with 37-inch Goodyear tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept
TRX RexRunner features a RamBar accessory bar fitted with a pair of concept 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights, providing bright illumination for off-road driving. Below the RamBar, the Mopar bed-mounted spare-tire carrier with a 37-inch spare wheel and tire. Custom metal skidplates feature laser-etched Mopar lettering and the front skidplate increases the approach angle by 2.3 degrees up to 32.5 degrees. Below, the rear bumper the package is finished with a pair of 5-inch black Mopar exhaust tips.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Concept
The Outdoorsman concept — based on the Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4 x 4 — is designed to carry equipment for the jobsite but easily transform into a perfect truck for outdoor activities. Painted gloss black with custom Mopar blue graphics, the Outdoorsman concept features a two-position aluminum Mopar bed-rack system that runs the full width of the bed to carry ladders and plywood for work, or a kayak or bike after work.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Concept
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman has been modified with a Mopar 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks and split 6-spoke 20-inch Black Rhino wheels with 35-inch Continental tires. A custom RamGate bench gets added to the inside of the tailgate with a concept T-track mounting system. The side rails add new Mopar lightweight tube steps with black textured paint. Inside, the seats feature Mopar Blue Katzkin leather side bolsters with Sydney Grey accent leather and Alloy-Mesh cloth inserts.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole Concept
Based on the 2020 limited-edition Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 50th Anniversary, the Holy Guacamole concept combines the best of both worlds: the power and technology of the modern Challenger and attributes from the original 1970s version. Dodge designers named the green exterior color Rotten Avocado and features a custom-painted shaker hood scoop.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole Concept
Challenger Holy Guacamole features unique tone-on-tone striping and rides on a Mopar coil-over suspension lowering kit with staggered 20-inch Forgeline wheels. Under the functional hood scoop is a Mopar cold-air intake, conical air filter and optimized airbox for the 392 HEMI V8 engine. Inside, Holy Guacamole pays tribute ‘70s décor with wood trim and green and yellow plaid inserts for the seats and door panels.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Orange Peelz Concept
Based on a classic 2-door Wrangler, Orange Peelz debuted last spring at the Easter Jeep Safari featuring Jeep Performance Parts half doors; the Jeep’s side and rear windows have been removed. The concept also features a custom removable one-piece Freedom Top glass sunroof. Orange Peelz stands out thanks to bright orange paint of the same name, a color that should be added to the Wrangler palette. The Orange Peelz also has a Satin Black custom beltline graphic as well as Satin Black vintage Jeep fender badges. The custom hood gets black Mopar hood latches and a Jeep Willys logo. The concept’s JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights are mounted to each A-pillar to light up the trail at night. For extra protection from flying trail debris, the special Mopar windshield is constructed with Corning Gorilla Glass.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Orange Peelz Concept
Orange Peelz features a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks for added ground clearance, as well as 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires with Mopar valve stem caps. Up front, the Orange Peelz sports a custom JPP Rubicon steel bumper with a 2-inch steel grille guard and a JPP 8,000-pound capacity Rubicon Warn winch. Custom rock rails add extra protection for extreme off-roading. Inside, the Orange Peelz concept gets trimmed in orange plaid to match the exterior color. Additional orange stitching appears throughout the cabin.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Jeepster Beach Concept
Another concept from 2021 Easter Jeep Safari, the Jeepster Beach concept pays homage to the original Jeepster. In the late 1960s, the Jeepster Commando came to market as one of the first compact 4-wheel-drive vehicles with an automatic transmission. It also introduced a range of amenities not typically found in off-road-ready vehicles, including doors, roll-up windows, a heater and a roof.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Jeepster Beach Concept
The foundation of the Jeepster Beach concept begins with a 1968 Jeepster Commando engineers merged with a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. While the exterior appearance is that of the classic beach-themed cruiser — complete with its Hazy IPA / Zinc Oxide paint scheme — the concept boasts all the performance and capability of a modern-day Wrangler. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powers the Jeepster Beach concept, producing a healthy 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Power gets directed to the concept’s 35-inch off-road tires via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept
Based on a 2-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Jeep Magneto is designed as a fully capable battery-electric vehicle first shown at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari. Although the Rubicon’s running gear remains primarily unchanged, Jeep replaced the V6 with a custom-built axial flux electric motor tuned to deliver the same output as the V6: 285 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The motor is even combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Power for the Jeep Magneto concept comes from four battery packs spread throughout the chassis to maintain proper vehicle balance. The batteries as well as the battery control module are stored in waterproof enclosures so the Wrangler keeps its ability to traverse water as deep as 30 inches.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept
Although Magneto is clearly a concept vehicle, Jeep built it to demonstrate the advantages of an electric powertrain when attacking extreme terrain. Jeep Magneto makes a bold statement painted in Bright White with Surf Blue accents. It features a heavy-duty performance hood, a redesigned rear gate and full-width forward lighting. Created to handle the toughest terrain, the Magneto is equipped with a 2-inch lift kit, 35-inch mud-terrain tires fitted to 17-inch Lights Out black metallic wheels, a custom roll cage, Mopar rock rails, a steel belly pan and an integrated Warn winch. The Magneto also wears the 4xe badge, tying it to the current Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Gladiator Top Dog
The Jeep Top Dog concept premiered in 2020 as part of the virtual SEMA show last November, prior to appearing at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari. A showcase of what is possible with Jeep Performance Parts, Jeep and Mopar created a unique vehicle for mountain bike enthusiasts, replacing the truck bed of the Gladiator with a custom PCOR flatbed storage system. Painted in an appropriate K-9 Blue, the driver’s side panels open to reveal a battery-powered refrigerator as well as a hot-dog roller grill that looks like a Snap-On tool chest when closed. Perched above the cab and cargo box of the Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept, flat rack systems feature dual bike carriers as well as additional space for storing gear and tools. At the rear a hidden drawer in the bumper can be used for ladder storage.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Jeep Gladiator Top Dog
Enhancing the Gladiator’s already impressive off-road capability, the Top Dog concept has a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks for increased ground clearance. Also included are 17-inch JPP beadlock-capable aluminum wheels and 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. The Top Dog also gets a 2-inch steel grille guard and a JPP 8,000-lb capacity Rubicon Warn winch that includes 100 feet of Spydura Synthetic Rope. A second Warn winch is ready for duty at the rear of the Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept. Inside, the Gladiator Top Dog’s K-9 Blue paint appears throughout, including an instrument panel that matches the K-9 body color. Contrasting blue stitching accents the black Katzkin leather seats, armrests, shifter boots, steering wheel and the parking-brake handle.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Mopar ‘22 Dodge Durango
A new limited-edition for Mopar fans, the Mopar ’22 Dodge Durango commemorates the 85th anniversary of Mopar with a limited run of 250 units. Based on the 2022 Dodge Durango R/T AWD, the Mopar ’22 Dodge Durango is offered in DB Black or White Knuckle with an asymmetrical Mopar Blue stripe, Mopar Blue grille badge and Mopar Blue Brembo brake calipers.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Mopar ‘22 Dodge Durango
The ’22 Dodge Durango rides on a Mopar 1-inch lowering kit with 20-inch Lights Out wheels and Pirelli tires. Each buyer receives a Mopar ’22 owner kit with a custom certificate of authenticity and a special rendering by the Mopar Design team. Inside, the leather and suede front seats include a two-tone Mopar logo embroidered into the seatbacks with Mopar blue stitching for the seats, instrument panel, center console and doors.

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