Ram and Jeep Release Details on Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner and other 2021 SEMA Concepts
Ram and Jeep are typically the rockstars of the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Stellantis is sending seven Mopar enhanced concepts and they are sure to wow the crowd. One of the vehicles that really stands out is the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner based on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.
“With its dedicated enthusiast audience, SEMA is the best place to showcase our full catalog of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories,'' said Mark Bosanac, North America vice president, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “These seven new custom vehicles demonstrate the passion, creativity and innovation of the Mopar team.”
Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is already a 702-horsepower beast on and off-road. The Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner concept is decked out with Mopar accessories to take the truck to even greater levels of high-speed capability and durability.
The TRX RexRunner concept rides on outrageous 37-inch Goodyear tires mounted to custom-designed 18-by-9-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels for a race-inspired appearance. The RexRunner is painted Ash Gray and has a special blue stripe on the roof and hood, blue grille and tow hooks. Custom metal skid plates feature laser-etched Mopar lettering and protect the front and rear underside areas of the truck. Mopar rock rails protect the sides of the truck. The front skid plate helps to increase the approach angle by 2.3 degrees up to 32.5 degrees.
Mopar adds extra off-road lighting with a RamBar accessory bar with a pair of concept 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights, generating 4,300 lumens of light for driving through the dark of night. For bed protection, the TRX RexRunner concept features a black, Mopar spray-in textured bedliner. Mopar also adds a bed step with an arm that lowers for easy access to the truck bed.
Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Concept
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept is designed for the truck owner who loves to experience the great outdoors. It is built off the Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4. The key to this truck concept is that it is designed to be dual-purpose. The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept carries all the equipment necessary for the job site and easily transforms for enjoying any outdoor activity. The truck bed is transformed with a concept, two-height position aluminum Mopar bed rack system that runs the full width of the truck bed. The special rails can be rigged to carry work items, like ladders and plywood. The rails can also carry a kayak, oars, fishing poles or a mountain bike for when you are off the clock. Mopar also added extra lighting in each corner of the bed rack.
The designers also modified the floor of the truck bed to make loading and unloading easier. The designers mounted an Expertec bed-slide system with dual rolling panels to the bed floor. The panels make it easier to slide tools and equipment in and out of the truck bed. Plus, the bed floor is protected with a durable Mopar spray-in bedliner.
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept has a Mopar 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks. It adds aggressive-looking, 20-by-9-inch Black Rhino wheels riding on 35-inch Continental tires. Mopar adds lightweight tube steps with black textured paint to provide easy entry and exit from the cabin.
To help you handle your workload, the interior cabin of the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept includes a custom, deployable work surface that slides out from the soft center armrest and provides 12-by-14 inches of additional workspace that features an integrated measuring system. A concept RamVac under the back seat makes it easy to handle clean up during work or play.
Jeep Wrangler Overlook Concept
The Jeep Wrangler Overlook concept is certain to get people talking because for the first time Jeep is suggesting the possibility of a three row Wrangler. Jeep recently added a third row to its ever-popular Grand Cherokee, but this raises the hopes of some Wrangler lovers.
The Sahara Bronze Jeep Overlook concept is 12 inches longer than the regular Sahara. The custom modular roofline is 5 inches taller for more interior headroom.
Outdoor viewing is enhanced with dual side and three front-facing windows above the second and third rows. A custom removable one-piece Freedom Top with flip-up glass sunroof panel opens the view over the driver and front passenger.
The Overlook has a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit and rides on 20-inch Black Rhino York wheels mounted on 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. It also has tubular side steps to help the passengers get in and out. The concept hood is accented with custom hood latches that feature the Jeep Willys logo. A pair of 5-inch off-road LED lights add extra light for out on the trail.
In back, a Tailgate Reinforcement System and Oversized Spare Tire Carrier Modification Kit enables a larger spare tire to be mounted on the swing gate. The Overlook also features custom-made rear bumper extensions.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe Concept
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe concept showcases how the award-winning plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can be customized for the most hard-core off-roaders.
Jeep Performance Parts have developed an industry-first 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks specifically tuned for the new Wrangler 4xe. The Wrangler 4xe concept is equipped with JPP Beadlock-capable Wheels with Beadlock Rings, mounted with BFGoodrich KM3 37-inch tires. Custom underbody rock lights illuminate the ground so the driver can avoid damage from rocks and debris. A JPP Gorilla Glass windshield offers up to three times the strength of a stock windshield. A pair of 5-inch off-road LED lights are attached at the base of the A-pillar. The lights have special brackets to fit around the plug-in charging port over the front fender.
JPP gives the Jeep Wrangler 4xe tube doors and rock rails. Custom fender and hood graphics add to the aggressive exterior appearance. A JPP Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement allows a full-size spare wheel and tire to be mounted on the swing gate. A special steel bumper carries an LED light and Warn winch.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge Concept
The three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L Breckenridge 4x4 concept features a custom, two-tone paint scheme. It has five-spoke Mopar 21-inch wheels and a roof-mounted, piano-black Thule cargo box. The Thule provides additional storage for skis or snowboards in a hard-shell, lockable container. The premium interior is meant to be comfortable during a rugged trip to the mountains.
Mopar stainless-steel pedal covers with black rubber pads add plenty of traction to the accelerator and brake pedals. For the trip to and from the mountains, custom Jeep-branded Olivet hard-shell luggage and a set of Atmospheric Blue comfort pillows are included. The pillows match the stunning blue leather seats.
Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept
The Kaiser Jeep M725 concept is a vintage 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance is transformed into the ultimate off-road machine.
This really unusual concept rides on 20-by-12-inch, eight-lug Black Rhino Armory wheels that are wrapped with 40-inch tires. It has custom, widened fenders. The Kaiser Jeep M725 doesn’t look like any other vehicle, Jeep or otherwise.
It looks kind of like a food truck and the custom-designed roof panel over the cargo area can raise 16 inches, creating enough room for occupants to stand inside. You could conceivably serve food or refreshments from the open driver’s side rear panel.
JPP rock rails protect the body of the Kaiser Jeep M725 between the wheel wells. The rock rails are made of heavy-gauge steel and coated with truck bedliner coating for enhanced protection and durability. Jeep added lots of special lighting for this vehicle, both 7-inch LED headlights and extra 5-inch off-road lights. Another 7-inch light is added just above the windshield to use as a spotlight.
The vehicle has a Mopar 392 Crate Hemi V-8 engine with 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. It is off-road capable.
The Kaiser is certainly a conversation piece. The custom center console is made out of a repurposed ammunition box. It holds the transmission and transfer case shifters. The vehicle floor is coated with bedliner material for enhanced grip and durability.
Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole Concept
The Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole concept pays homage to the revered Challenger of the 1970s. Dodge builds off the 2020 limited-production Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 50th Anniversary edition but gives it some old school special touches.
The Challenger Holy Guacamole concept’s exterior is a custom color affectionately named Rotten Avocado by Dodge designers. It features a custom-painted “Gold School” Shaker hood scoop. It adds tone-on-tone side striping, staggered 20-inch Forgeline wheels and Mopar coil-over suspension lowering kit. The Shaker hood hides a 392 HEMI V-8.
The interior is decked out with wood panel trim. The seats and door panels have green and yellow plaid inserts as a tribute to some of the colors and materials found in the iconic original 1970 Challenger.
The Ram and Jeep area is always one of the most popular displays in all of SEMA. You can find them in the Las Vegas Convention Center November 2-5, 2021.
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