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Mopar Charges Into SEMA With Three New Custom Concept Vehicles
  • “Electromod” Jeep® CJ Surge concept explores an efficient battery-electric propulsion system of the future
  • Two new attention-grabbing Ram concept trucks feature an array of innovative Mopar performance parts and accessories for the active work-and-play-lifestyle customer
  • Mopar will showcase an array of customized vehicles and its latest 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 Show, Nov. 1-4
  • This year marks the 85th anniversary of Mopar, the global name for Stellantis’ genuine parts and authentic accessories


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October 31, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Mopar is charging into this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas with three new head-turning concept vehicles and hundreds of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories.

Inside the 15,345-square-foot exhibit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center Show, Nov. 1-4, showgoers will experience the passion, creativity and innovation of Mopar - the iconic, 85-year-old performance brand.

“With a spotlight on electrification, Mopar is in a great position to fully enhance the customer experience with quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, North America senior vice president, Mopar service, parts and customer care. “The Jeep CJ Surge concept explores a future zero-emission propulsion system kit and supports the Jeep brand’s mission to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world. 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.”

Following is information on each of the three new concept vehicles:

Jeep CJ Surge Concept
Custom designed and engineered to explore an efficient battery-electric propulsion system for classic Jeep models, the Jeep CJ Surge electromod concept allows Mopar designers and engineers to gain a better understanding of potential battery-electric vehicle (BEV) parts kit applications, leading to a future propulsion-system offering for enthusiasts to build or convert classic and current cars and trucks into zero-emission vehicles.

A true Jeep 4x4, the CJ Surge concept is powered by a custom propulsion system. Under the hood, a scalable 400-volt, 200-kW Electric Drive Module mounts to the frame with custom-designed solid motor mounts. Power to all four wheels is supplied by 24 lithium-ion battery modules and torque runs through a two-speed Jeep transfer case with selectable gearing. Battery modules are enclosed in a custom shell mounted in the rear of the passenger cabin.

Riding high on 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires paired with a 2-inch lift kit, the stunning Copper Canyon body stands out with gloss black and Surf Blue Surge graphics and bodyside striping. The concept hood and bezel are painted gloss black, along with the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille.

The CJ Surge concept rolls on matte black 18-by-9-inch Black Rhino Solid wheels that carry Surf Blue accents on the rim beads and ride below the oversized concept fender flares. Front and rear Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) Dana 44 Crate axles help the CJ Surge concept easily crawl over rocks and boulders.

A JPP Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kit carries a JPP Rubicon Warn winch up front and is flanked on both sides by Surf Blue tow hooks and amber LED fog lamps. Underbody protection is provided by JPP Rubicon skid and front-bumper plates and concept JPP rock rails. A custom BEV charge port is located just behind the driver-side door opening.

Looking out from the 2-inch cropped windshield, the driver and passenger are perched in custom seats installed with concept seat risers. Both seats feature Surf Blue stitching on the black Sedoso cloth and houndstooth fabric inserts.

A Wrangler JK center console features a rotary shifter knob, while Mopar instrument-panel gauges include a charge indicator to let the driver know how much battery life remains.

The cockpit of the CJ Surge concept is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, while a custom-shaped bikini top offers valuable shade and cover from the elements. No JPP concept would be complete without a set of Mopar all-weather floor mats.

To cap off the interior touches, the custom steering wheel is adorned by a unique JPP horn pad badge.

Even More Mopar Concepts
Making their SEMA debuts are 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 customized vehicles from Mark Worman, legendary Mopar enthusiast and star of Motor Trend’s Graveyard Carz, will also be making their debuts at the 2022 SEMA Show:
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger TA, painted Vitamin C Orange and powered by a Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 crate engine
  • 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, painted factory B5 Blue and powered by a 426-cubic-inch HEMI V-8


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Mopar Charges Into SEMA With Three New Custom Concept Vehicles
  • “Electromod” Jeep® CJ Surge concept explores an efficient battery-electric propulsion system of the future
  • Two new attention-grabbing Ram concept trucks feature an array of innovative Mopar performance parts and accessories for the active work-and-play-lifestyle customer
  • Mopar will showcase an array of customized vehicles and its latest 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 Show, Nov. 1-4
  • This year marks the 85th anniversary of Mopar, the global name for Stellantis’ genuine parts and authentic accessories


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October 31, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Mopar is charging into this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas with three new head-turning concept vehicles and hundreds of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories.

Inside the 15,345-square-foot exhibit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center Show, Nov. 1-4, showgoers will experience the passion, creativity and innovation of Mopar - the iconic, 85-year-old performance brand.

“With a spotlight on electrification, Mopar is in a great position to fully enhance the customer experience with quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, North America senior vice president, Mopar service, parts and customer care. “The Jeep CJ Surge concept explores a future zero-emission propulsion system kit and supports the Jeep brand’s mission to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world. 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.”

Following is information on each of the three new concept vehicles:

Jeep CJ Surge Concept
Custom designed and engineered to explore an efficient battery-electric propulsion system for classic Jeep models, the Jeep CJ Surge electromod concept allows Mopar designers and engineers to gain a better understanding of potential battery-electric vehicle (BEV) parts kit applications, leading to a future propulsion-system offering for enthusiasts to build or convert classic and current cars and trucks into zero-emission vehicles.

A true Jeep 4x4, the CJ Surge concept is powered by a custom propulsion system. Under the hood, a scalable 400-volt, 200-kW Electric Drive Module mounts to the frame with custom-designed solid motor mounts. Power to all four wheels is supplied by 24 lithium-ion battery modules and torque runs through a two-speed Jeep transfer case with selectable gearing. Battery modules are enclosed in a custom shell mounted in the rear of the passenger cabin.

Riding high on 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires paired with a 2-inch lift kit, the stunning Copper Canyon body stands out with gloss black and Surf Blue Surge graphics and bodyside striping. The concept hood and bezel are painted gloss black, along with the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille.

The CJ Surge concept rolls on matte black 18-by-9-inch Black Rhino Solid wheels that carry Surf Blue accents on the rim beads and ride below the oversized concept fender flares. Front and rear Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) Dana 44 Crate axles help the CJ Surge concept easily crawl over rocks and boulders.

A JPP Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kit carries a JPP Rubicon Warn winch up front and is flanked on both sides by Surf Blue tow hooks and amber LED fog lamps. Underbody protection is provided by JPP Rubicon skid and front-bumper plates and concept JPP rock rails. A custom BEV charge port is located just behind the driver-side door opening.

Looking out from the 2-inch cropped windshield, the driver and passenger are perched in custom seats installed with concept seat risers. Both seats feature Surf Blue stitching on the black Sedoso cloth and houndstooth fabric inserts.

A Wrangler JK center console features a rotary shifter knob, while Mopar instrument-panel gauges include a charge indicator to let the driver know how much battery life remains.

The cockpit of the CJ Surge concept is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, while a custom-shaped bikini top offers valuable shade and cover from the elements. No JPP concept would be complete without a set of Mopar all-weather floor mats.

To cap off the interior touches, the custom steering wheel is adorned by a unique JPP horn pad badge.

Even More Mopar Concepts
Making their SEMA debuts are 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 customized vehicles from Mark Worman, legendary Mopar enthusiast and star of Motor Trend’s Graveyard Carz, will also be making their debuts at the 2022 SEMA Show:
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger TA, painted Vitamin C Orange and powered by a Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 crate engine
  • 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, painted factory B5 Blue and powered by a 426-cubic-inch HEMI V-8


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Jay, why was my post about this same thing deleted without explanation or notice?
 

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We are going to see more retro fit kits for ice vehicles coming. Mopar is trying to get out there first.
 

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We are going to see more retro fit kits for ice vehicles coming. Mopar is trying to get out there first.
Why are people going to make their vehicles less capable?
 


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Custom designed and engineered to explore an efficient battery-electric propulsion system for classic Jeep models, the Jeep CJ Surge electromod concept allows Mopar designers and engineers to gain a better understanding of potential battery-electric vehicle (BEV) parts kit applications, leading to a future propulsion-system offering for enthusiasts to build or convert classic and current cars and trucks into zero-emission vehicles.
Very interesting, though I expect it to be very expensive.

Years ago, I read through a huge build thread on Expedition Portal where a guy refreshed a 70's full-size Cherokee into a trail rig. It was awesome, but he had tons of issues getting the old drivetrain to run and operate reliably. So much so that he said he wouldn't do it all over again and recommended others not follow in his footsteps.

An EV swap, though extremely expensive and complicated, would eliminate a lot of stuff like that.
 

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I for one am thrilled that they are least looking at a solid axle Jeep, what looks almost like a CJ-6, it makes me feel at peace that we are not going to be paving all of our trails for SUV vehicles to be able to drive "offroad".
I'm an electrician, have installed and am installing solar fields to power some of our quarries and asphalt plants, and know the limits and understand where total electric vehicles are today and how long before they meet the needs of the many. I'm also being directed by my ownership to get on the charging station band wagon for the Mid-Atlantic region. We will all be driving electric cars someday , gas will be almost regulated out of existance, and Lithium batteries as they are today are not the answer but the answer is out there and perhaps five years away. Sure glad I'm an electrician, we will be more in demand then anyone else!....Jack
 


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Nothing to do with te technical aspect... but i really love those seats
 

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Looks hilariously like a Mahindra Roxor to me, which is ironic given jeep got all poopie pantsed about the Roxor styling even though it doesn't compete in the same category at all. Jeep was mad that Mahindra made a near-spirit replica of the original Willys that jeep is too cowardly to make.
 

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I saw this on a TFL video, the battery takes up the entire cargo area. Did anyone figure out how many jigawatts it holds?

 

 
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