The concepts all seem to focus on the off-road products in Mopar's range.
This year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show was beginning to look in danger of being a poorly attended event with little in the way of manufacturer support. Honda, Ford, Hyundai, and GM have all pulled out of this year's extravaganza. Thankfully, Stellantis is not following their lead. Mopar has always had some fantastic concepts for us at SEMA, from muscle cars to off-roaders, and the team there even gave the public the opportunity to design its build for the 2020 show. This year, Mopar is bringing three new concepts to the table, and each of them looks like it's focused on conquering the demands of a rugged lifestyle.
These teasers are only presented as shadowy design sketches, but it's clear that the first one is based on the Ram 1500. We're certain that this will not be the electric pickup concept that Ram is working on, as that car will only be revealed just before the LA Auto Show. This sketch also shows a far more traditional design, so we expect either some sort of Overlanding build or some sort of fresh take on the indomitable TRX.
The second teaser is a little more revealing. Here we see the fender of either an electric/hybrid Wrangler or an electric/hybrid Gladiator, as evidenced by the slightly cheesy Surge name.
Finally, we see the rear end of another Ram 1500-based concept. This one features bolted-on arches, a yellow-and-black accent theme, and knobbly off-road tires. Unfortunately, Mopar has told us absolutely nothing except that it "will showcase customized vehicles and hundreds of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories in its 15,345-square-foot exhibit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center."
As this is Mopar's 85th-anniversary year, we hope to see an impressive lineup of cars, but since many of its associated brands are going the electric route very soon, we may not see more than these three concepts. Still, it's better than no SEMA presence at all.
The 2022 SEMA show takes place in Las Vegas from November 1-4.