SEMA 2022 Gallery: 4x4s and off-roaders
The annual SEMA show has something for every kind of auto enthusiast—and for fans of rock-crawling, desert racing, and overlanding, the Las Vegas Convention Center’s newest facility, West Hall, was the place to see just about everything off-road. That’s where we spotted several of our favorite 4x4s, both modern and classic, but the OEM booths also had plenty to admire.
Toyota had several 70-Series Land Cruisers in its new prime location at SEMA, but we were also very impressed with the new Sequoia. The previous generation Sequoia was pretty long in the tooth before it was replaced for the 2023 model year. The build by Westcott uses a mild lift with Fox shocks that fit 37-inch tires with ease.
Fans of the Matt’s Off Road Recovery YouTube channel could get a good look at the huge tow truck that has been built nearly from scratch over the past year. The proportions look great in person, and it seems like we won’t have much longer to wait until the channel shows us the big-block-powered wrecker in action on the trails.
As soon as we saw this custom-built two-door, full-size GMC SUV, we had a ton of questions. Thankfully, Rob Hester, owner of Flat Out Autos, where this GMC was created, was able to tell us all about it. His company can build about 25 per year, and it all starts with a regular-cab, long-bed pickup, as that’s the only configuration that’s available in the United States with the two-door cab necessary for such a conversion. The regular cab actually offers longer doors, and the back of the cab is crowned, unlike the crew cab models. To get the right wheelbase, the center of the chassis is shortened by 28 inches, and the bedsides are grafted onto the rear of the cab. Flat Out Autos built a custom top to complete the Jimmy conversion that uses an ARE hatch. You can have your own starting at $130,000, which includes the cost of the brand-new donor pickup.
West Hall was definitely the place for overlanding, as the entire west end was dedicated to all kinds of off-road builds meant to take people way off-grid in comfort. There were some monster rigs built on heavy-duty trucks, be we kept coming back to the smaller builds based on Jeeps and mid-size pickups. No matter what kind of 4×4 you were interested in, SEMA had plenty to inspire. If you’re a fan of on-road activities, take a look at our earlier coverage from SEMA 2022.