Mopar charges SEMA with new custom electric concept vehicles

The electric Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept will be on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. // Thanks to Dodge

The future of Auburn Hills-based automaker Stellantis will be on display at this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas featuring new electric concept vehicles and hundreds of performance-oriented parts and accessories from Mopar.

Highlights include the electric Jeep CJ Concept, the Ram 1500 TRX Gold Shot Concept, the Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept and the electric Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept.

“With a spotlight on electrification, Mopar is in a prime position to fully enhance the customer experience with quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, North America senior vice president of Mopar service, parts and customer service. .

“The Jeep CJ Surge concept explores a future zero-emission propulsion system kit and supports the Jeep brand’s mission to become the world’s leading electric SUV brand. Separately, our Ram 1500 Backcountry X and TRX Gold Shot concepts showcase a truckload of innovative Mopar accessories for our award-winning full-size trucks.”

Jeep CJ Surge Concept was custom designed and developed to explore an efficient battery-electric drive system for classic Jeep models. parts kit applications, leading to a future drive system for enthusiasts to build or convert classic and current cars and trucks into zero-emission vehicles.

The Ram 1500 TRX Gold Shot concept transforms the apex predator of the production truck world into a custom, high-performance toy transporter for the motocross enthusiast. Built on the 702-horsepower Ram 1500 TRX, the Satin Bitter Yellow/Satin Black concept carries TRX side graphics and brings the proven high-speed capabilities and durability to get you on the off-road trails in record time.

For the truck owner who seriously wants to combine work and play, the Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept builds on the class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system with specially designed RamPack and RamRack features that significantly increase secure storage space without compromising the functionality of the truck. the pick up bed.

The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is a concept that, according to Dodge, gives a new idea of ​​what a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) can be. It offers a glimpse into the brand’s electric future through a vehicle that drives like a Dodge, looks like a Dodge and sounds like a Dodge.

A new propulsion system powers the Charger Daytona SRT Concept with performance that surpasses Dodge’s acclaimed SRT Hellcat engine, accompanied by an industry-first BEV exhaust note.

The concept’s modern exterior styling incorporates subtle Dodge elements from the past while also exceeding its aerodynamic goals. Connecting interior design elements to create a driver-centric, immersive experience through sounds, displays and lighting functions that change inside and out at the touch of a button.

Other Mopar concepts making their SEMA debut include additional custom vehicles from Jeep, including:

  • Jeep Gladiator D-Coder Concept
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe Concept
  • Jeep ’41 Concept
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe Birdcage Concept
  • Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 – 20th Anniversary Concept

In addition, two new custom vehicles from Mark Worman, the legendary Mopar enthusiast and star of Motor Trend’s “Graveyard Carz”, will also make their debut at the 2022 SEMA Show. They contain:

  • 1970 Dodge Challenger TA, painted Vitamin C Orange and powered by a Hellcrate Redeye 6.2 liter HEMI V-8 supercharged crate engine.
  • 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, factory B5 painted blue and powered by a 426-cubic-inch HEMI V-8.