3 New Mopar Concepts Debut At SEMA 2022

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An "electromod" and two new Ram concept trucks will be displayed at SEMA from tomorrow.

Mopar has a history of bringing awesome concepts to the annual SEMA show, and this year's event (held from November 1-4) is no different. Three new custom concept vehicles go on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from tomorrow: an "electromod" called the Jeep CJ Surge and two Ram 1500 trucks will represent the brand this coming week.

Electromod is a name that calls to mind the term "restomod," and it's very fitting here. The CJ Surge is a retro-looking machine that is also clearly not a stock factory vehicle, and it gives us a glimpse of what the future of the modification and tuning scene could look like as we transition to EVs.

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The Jeep CJ Surge concept is custom designed and engineered but clearly draws inspiration from Jeep models of old. A "true Jeep 4x4," the concept is powered by a custom system that features a 400-volt, 200-kilowatt (268-horsepower) Electric Drive Module under the hood.

24 lithium-ion battery modules supply power to all four wheels with torque running through a two-speed Jeep transfer case with selectable gearing. The rims are a set of 18x9-inch Black Rhino Solid wheels with Surf Blue accents wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. These are paired with a two-inch lift kit, front and rear Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) Dana 44 Crate axles, and a JPP Rubicon Warn winch.

Surf Blue tow hooks, amber LED fog lamps, a JPP Rubicon skid plate, and front-bumper plates are featured too. JPP rock rails also feature, and the two-inch cropped windshield is another highlight.

The body is finished in Copper Canyon paint, while the cabin is highlighted by seats with Surf Blue stitching over black Sedoso cloth and houndstooth fabric inserts. A roll cage and bikini top further add to the rugged off-road look.

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Next is the Ram 1500 TRX Gold Shot Concept, which arrives with Satin Bitter Yellow and Satin Black finishes. Custom 18x9.5-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels are wrapped in 37-inch BFGoodrich tires, while the bed is designed to provide easy access to two motorcycles. A Mopar step bed lowers and can be retracted to store it out of the way. Behind the cab, you'll find a RamBar accessory bar with two 14-inch TYRI LED lights that generate 4,300 lumens of light, while the bed itself has a Mopar spray-in bed liner.

Custom metal skid plates with laser-etched Mopar lettering feature too, with the front skid plate allowing the approach angle to increase by 2.3 degrees to 32.5. Mopar rock rails and a pair of five-inch black Mopar exhaust tips complete the look, while the cabin is highlighted with Alaska Gold stitching. Sport seats wrapped in Capri leather and perforated Alcantara suede boast embroidered TRX and Mopar logos, along with Gold Spinneybeck leather chaser stripes. A vinyl floor makes cleanup after a day on the bikes easy.

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Then there's the Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept, with its RamBox cargo management system adding a custom RamPack system, increasing storage space by more than 68% (up to 12.3 cubic feet) and keeping everything organized with vertical bin dividers, custom rectangular shelves, and tie-down loops. Thule cross rails, two-inch TYRI LED lights, and a third brake light add more menace. On the back panel of the tailgate, a custom Mopar RamGate task bench shows various conversion charts and an angle finder, as well as a bunch of Rockler woodworking hardware. A spray-in bed liner features here too.

Other highlights include a Mopar two-inch lift kit with Fox shocks, matte black 20x9-inch Fuel Heater wheels with BFGoodrich 37-inch tires, and a two-town Matte Iced Silver Titanium and matte black body. Anodized orange strips, accents, and tow hooks further set it apart, as do a grille guard, five-inch LED lights, and tube steps.

Inside, neutral green bucket seats in both rows get orange stitching, as does most of the upholstery. A deployable work surface and onboard vacuum further add to the vehicle's utility.

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Mopar will also present a Jeep Gladiator D-Coder Concept, a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe Concept, a Jeep '41 Concept, a Jeep Wrangler 4xe Birdcage Concept, a Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept, and a Wrangler Rubicon 392 - 20th Anniversary Concept. As if that's not enough, two customized vehicles from Mopar enthusiast Mark Worman will be presented too: a 1970 Dodge Challenger TA painted Vitamin Orange and powered by a Hellcat Redeye V8, as well as a 1871 Plymouth Barracuda painted in B5 Blue and powered by a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8.

If you're at SEMA this coming week, we highly recommend stopping by Mopar's various displays scattered about the South Hall.

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