There were a total of seven concepts from Jeep, Ram, and Dodge that graced this year’s SEMA Showby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 10:56
The SEMA Show plays host to hundreds of vehicles from automakers and aftermarket companies from all across the globe. One of the most consistent groups to take part at the show is Stellantis with Mopar. Most of its brands – especially Jeep – always turn heads with some fantastic concepts. This year was no exception as the auto group brought seven different concepts from Jeep, Ram, and Dodge to the recently concluded event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe Concept
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe has been at the forefront of all the events for Jeep. The automaker is pushing this hybrid beast in all ways possible. The concept that it brought to SEMA includes a horde of Jeep Performance Parts on it. It is finished in an Ivory Pearl exterior shade and has features tube doors. All the parts that are finished in black on the production-spec model are now finished in the Dark Neutral Metallic Grey shade. The same is done on the rock rails and elements inside the cabin.
The front steel bumper houses a custom single-hoop winch protector with Warn winch. Jeep has equipped a Gorilla Glass windshield as well. In the lighting department, you get an LED above the Warn winch, underbody rock lights on all four corners to make night trails safe, and a pair of five-inch, off-road, LED lights mounted on the base of the A-pillars.
The concept features a two-inch lift kit coupled with FOX shocks that have been tuned specifically for the Wrangler 4xe. Courtesy of the lift, Jeep was able to equip 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires wrapped around beadlock-capable wheels with functional beadlock rings. Jeep has installed a Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement that allows you to carry a full-size spare wheel and tire on the tailgate. As if all these things weren’t enough, Jeep has also pasted custom fender and hood graphics. The center high-mount stop lamp is also relocated to the center of the spare tire.
On the inside, the seats on this concept are draped in blue Katzkin leather with tungsten stitching. The other add-ons and changes here include:
- Three-piece vinyl floor with four drain plugs for easy cleaning
- A custom instrument panel accessory rail system
- Stainless-steel pedal covers with black rubber pads
- Custom trail-rail management system with multi-position cargo loops in the tailgate
- Swing-gate flip-down table
- Custom onboard compressor
Jeep Overlook Concept
The Overlook concept is based on the four-door Wrangler Sahara that’s been stretched into a three-row SUV. The Wrangler has been extended by 12 inches and the roofline is raised by five inches. Jeep has equipped three front-facing windows above the second and the third rows. There’s also a custom one-piece removable freedom top with a flip-up glass sunroof panel. Jeep and Mopar have upholstered the seats with black Katzkin leather seats and have wrapped the dash in black leather. Both have Sahara Bronze stitching on them.
This concept also comes with a two-inch lift kit with FOX shocks that allows 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires to be equipped. They are wrapped around 20inch Black Rhino York wheels.
Other addition to the exterior include:
- JPP tubular side steps
- Steel front bumper
- Satin black-finished grille
- Black Mopar hood latches with Jeep Willys logo
- A pair of five-inch LED off-road lights mounted ahead of the A-pillar
- Tailgate reinforcement system
Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept
Kaiser Jeep concepts are a regular affair at most of the events. This concept is based on a vintage 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance. It has been transformed into an off-road support machine and is a rolling mascot for Jeep Performance Parts. The Jeep concept is painted in Desert Tan exterior shade and it rides on 20-inch, eight-lug Black Rhino Armory wheels. They are shod in massive 40-inch tires! To accommodate them jumbo-sized tires, Jeep had to widen the fenders as well.
On the inside, you get low-back Jeep Wrangler seats draped in tan canvas. There’s a custom-built steering wheel and column in the cockpit. Modern gauges and a screen for the backup camera make up for the instrument cluster. The center console has been crafted from a repurposed ammunition box. It holds the gear shifter and transfer case shifters.
Being a support vehicle, it is extremely versatile. Its custom roof panel over the cargo area can be raised by 16 inches for occupants to comfortably stand and serve outside. from the open driver’s side rear panel. There is a plethora of equipment here as well:
- Modified rock rails coated with Durabull truck bedliner
- Seven-inch LED headlamps up front, a pair of five-inch off-road LED lights, and a seven-inch off-road LED light
- Back-up camera
The Kaiser concept is powered by a 392 crate V-8 mill that makes 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of twist. It is mated to a vintage TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission. The original frame has been reinforced and the leaf springs have been replaced by a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system. All said, it is one of the best concepts present at this year’s SEMA Show.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge Concept
Jeep generally puts its new launches at the forefront at such events. Remember the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari where you only had the Gladiator pickup trucks? This time, it wasn’t just the Wrangler 4xe. Jeep also brought the Grand Cherokee L in the form of the Breckenridge concept. It is finished in a two-tone Magnetite matte/metallic and gloss-black exterior shade.
The SUV rides on five-spoke gloss black-finished Mopar 21-inch wheels. There’s a roof-mounted, piano-black Thule cargo box that has been mounted on top of dual crossbars to hold skis or snowboards.
Inside the cabin, you get Atmospheric Blue Palermo leather seats. The door panels have blue quilting to them and the trim is finished in premium satin walnut. There are satin bronze and black accents on the upper door panels, instrument panel, and steering wheel. Furthermore, you’ll find stainless-steel pedal covers and all-weather floor mats. There’s an Olivet hard-shell luggage as well.
Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept
The RexRunner Concept is based on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. It features a load of Mopar accessories. Ram has painted it in an Ash Gray shade with Mopar Blue accents. There are TRX graphics on the bedside, and a Ram grille and dual tow hooks up front. It rides on 18-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels and 37-inch Goodyear tires.
A RamBar accessory bar is installed that features a pair of 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights. There’s also a fully integrated, bed-mounted spare-tire carrier in the truck bed.
On the inside, you get TRX components. There is a vinyl floor from the Tradesman model that allows you to hose down the floor.
There are no changes made to the powertrain. The 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 supercharged engine puts out 702 horses and 650 pound-feet of twist. This concept comes with a front metal skid plate that increases the approach angle by 2.3 degrees over the standard model. A metal skid plate at the rear protects the underbody at the, well… rear. It also comes with a pair of five-inch black Mopar exhaust tips. Mopar rock rails and a custom fuel-filler door wind up the changes on the outside.
Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Concept
The 1500 Outdoorsman concept is based on the 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab model with the four-wheel-drive system. It is finished in a gloss black shade with blue graphics. A two-inch lift kit with FOX shocks is installed. The truck rides on split six-spoke Black Rhino wheels shod in 35-inch Continental tires.
A two-height position aluminum bed rack system is present in the truck bed and can be used to carry ladders, plywood, kayaks, fishing poles, etc. A modified Expertec bed-slide system is mounted on the truck bed’s floor that helps with loading and unloading stuff. Bed rails are installed on the inside walls of the truck bed that feature adjustable cleats. A RamGate task-bench insert is placed on the inside panel of the tailgate and it features stuff like conversion charts, angle finder, etc.
On the inside, there are bucket seats in the front row and a bench in the second. They are upholstered in Alloy-Mesh cloth inserts and Mopar Blue Katzkin leather side bolsters that are trimmed in Sydney Grey accent leather. All-weather floor mats and a RamVac onboard vacuum are also present. Overall, this is a truck that can be used just as efficiently over a weekend as it can on a workday.
Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole Concept
Stellantis decided to send a Dodge Challenger concept along with its other truck and SUV cousins. It is aptly called the ‘Holy Guacamole’ because it is a surprise entrant here. The Holy Guacamole is based on the limited-production Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 50th Anniversary edition that came out last year. It gets the 1970s treatment as an ode to Dodge’s muscle car heritage.
It is finished in a custom green exterior shade that’s called the Rotten Avocado by Dodge designers! A “Gold School” Shaker hood scoop contrasts the Rotten Avocado scheme well. The concept rides on 20-inch Forgeline wheels and features a Mopar coil-over suspension lowering kit. A 392 HEMI V-8 engine is present under the hood and is paired with a cold-air intake, a conical air filter, and an airbox for optimized airflow.
On the inside, you get a wood panel trim. The seats and door panels also sport green and yellow plaid inserts that don’t just mimic the exterior shade, but also pay tribute to some of the colors and materials found in the original 1970 Challenger. Despite being surrounded by big, massive trucks and SUVs, the Challenger stood apart at the 2021 SEMA Show.