SEMA is great for manufacturers to flex their own in-house customization skills, and FCA in particular take great pleasure in letting the Mopar group run wild each year with builds. There’s always something neat hiding within the FCA footprint, whether it’s a 1,000 horsepower crate engine or a plethora of new parts. We don’t know every vehicle that they are bringing, but we do have information on four. One is a certain red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury, and at least three new concepts. Check them out below:
1. Ram Rebel 1500 OTG (Off The Grid)
Overlanding isn’t so much about camping as it is about telling the world at large to screw off for a week while you enjoy the sounds of nature and not yet another annoying ringtone. The plan with the Rebel OTG wasn’t to go ballistic with the off-roading features, but to incorporate certain elements to make a foray into the woods a much nicer event. The basis for the OTG is a Rebel 1500 with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine. The Rebel has a 33-gallon fuel tank and a two-inch Mopar lift kit that clears 35-inch tires just fine. The grille is a one-off, there’s a snorkel kit for wading through creeks with, the 60/40 split tailgate is back there, and the rear bumper is a one-off unit. Adornments include a solar panel kit, an air compressor, winches, LED lights everywhere, a roof tent, cooler and kitchen with stove and sink, an on-board water system and more will ensure that you’ll be fine in the great outdoors.
2. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon by Mopar
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most customized and customizable vehicles, so it’s fitting that the new JL gets another round of work-over by the folks at Mopar. Here, you have concept tube door skins, a one-piece stamped steel bumper with integrated lights, tow hooks and D-ring attachments, a two-inch lift kit, cold-air kit and a Warn winch.
3. Mopar “Lowliner”
Holy mother…someone needs a promotion for bringing this beauty to life, stat. This 1968 D200 is a radical build and it’s stunning just from the photos alone. The whole frame has been boxed, the truck was slammed, and the front axle was pushed three inches forward. The truck is on air, and the bed floor was raised six inches to clear air ride components and the fuel cell. The floor itself is a late-model Ram piece with widened wheel tubs. The whole truck has been smoothed, slathered in Candied Delmonico Red and Dairy Cream and has ghosted Mopar and Dodge badges. “Lowliner” is powered by a 24v 5.9L Cummins and a six-speed manual transmission. The interior sports the original bench seat covered in “Blazing Saddle Tan” leather that’s been distressed, the original steering wheel was kept, and tan carpeting was fitted.
This thing…gorgeous. We can’t wait to see it in person.