Mopar reveals 7 retro-inspired muscle and off-road-ready SEMA builds
You don’t have to make it to Las Vegas to see the hot new feature builds Mopar has created for its SEMA show display, or even wait for the show to start—they’re already here and they’re impressive. From upscale luxury to work truck and from off-road muscle to, well, on-road muscle, there’s something from everyone, especially if you love Hemis. Here they are:
Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner concept
We were wrong about this TRX-based concept. We were sure that the blue highlights hinted at some kind of hybrid power, but the RexRunner just builds on the already amazing stats of the TRX by adding 37-inch tires, a RamBar with 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights, custom skidplates, and Mopar rock rails. The bed is filled with a 37-inch spare and a Mopar bed extender. We’re not sure how that’s gonna work without a tailgate. Inside, the TRX borrows from the Tradesman trim with modest door panels and a vinyl floor mat for easy clean-up after a dirty day on the trail.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe concept
The hybrid 4xe is still a Wrangler, and it can do everything you’d expect the tough off-roader to do. It also accepts many of the custom parts available for every other Wrangler. Some of Mopar’s Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) were built particularly with the 4xe in mind, including its two-inch lift with Fox shocks specifically tuned for the 4xe. This concept rides on 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires mounted to JPP Beadlock wheels. It’s ready for just about anything the trail could throw at it, thanks to JPP rock rails and a steel bumper with a Warn winch. The concept offers open-air wheeling thanks to JPP tube doors. Its interior features Katzkin leather seats, a JPP instrument panel accessory rail system, and JPP door-grab handles.
Jeep Wrangler Overlook concept
This is the one that had us really hoping for a production model, as the three-row concept, stretched 12 inches, is the kind of platform that many off-roaders could use to build amazing campers. The new roof of the Overlook is five inches higher and provides a great view for second and third-row passengers. It rides on a two-inch JPP lift and 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. While it uses a JPP stamped steel bumper in the front, a custom bumper is used in the back. It stretches back to protect the stretched body. As it’s based on a Sahara, the interior is upscale, with black Katzkin upholstery and a leather-wrapped dash, both accented with bronze stitching.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge concept
Highlighting the all-new Grand Cherokee L, the Breckenridge concept shows that it doesn’t take much to make the upscale SUV a truly unique luxury vehicle. Its two-tone Magnetite matte/metallic and gloss-black paint job is highlighted with satin bronze accents. Mopar 21-inch wheels match with a gloss black finish of their own. Inside, Atmospheric Blue Palermo leather seats and door panels feature blue quilting while satin bronze and black accents are used along with walnut trim to offer contrast. Jeep-branded Olivet hard-shell luggage also comes along for the ride.
Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole concept
While we really wish the Wrangler Overlook would make it to production, the oddly-named Holy Guacamole Challenger actually could. Basically, it’s a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 50th Anniversary edition with a wood-trimmed dash and console along with some fabulous plaid seat and door panel inserts. It rides on staggered 20-inch Forgeline wheels and a Mopar coil-over suspension kit drops its stance a bit. There’s a Mopar intake under the shaker scoop and it’s wearing a wonderful shade of green unfairly dubbed Rotten Avocado. Zero notes, Dodge, this one’s perfect—just make sure to offer it with a six-speed.
Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept
Showing how one vehicle can virtually do it all, the Ram Outdoorsman is built to be a hard-working truck during the week and an outdoor adventure vehicle on the weekend. The Mopar bed rack can just as easily tote a ladder or bikes, and the bed’s rails can secure lumber or a Dometic cooler, as shown. The truck rides on a Mopar two-inch lift kit with FOX shocks and 35-inch Continental tires. Inside there’s a blue Katzkin interior with custom embroidered Outdoorsman and Mopar logos as well as A-pillar grab handles and front and rear door pulls wrapped in black Gode-Tex vinyl.
Kaiser Jeep M725 concept
This one we did get right from the teaser. This 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance is now an off-road support vehicle and wears the Jeep Performance Parts logo proudly on its Desert Tan flanks. Black Rhino Armory wheels are wrapped in 40-inch tires and they fit under custom, widened fenders. The cargo area can open up on the passenger side for easy access, and the top can raise up 16 inches for a ton of headroom. The original chassis was reinforced and upgraded to a coil/link suspension and it’s now powered by a 485hp Mopar 392 crate engine and TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission.