Fall may mean cold weather, rain and cars tucked away in garages for the cold season, but the leafy season also means the return of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The replacement and performance parts show is THE annual event for automotive customization enthusiasts. In fact, a few automotive divisions set up shop there during show week in early November.
At Stellantis, the SEMA Show is a tradition where the company’s U.S. brands take the opportunity to showcase the latest custom designs from the Mopar division. In fact, the automaker released these three images this week, shots that reveal some of what to expect from the ex-FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) booth.
The first image shows this concept called Surg-e, which suggests a prototype of a Wrangler – or a Gladiator, since the sketch shows the front fender of one of the two models – equipped with the plug-in hybrid powertrain available in the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. It’s possible that Jeep could get its feet wet by unveiling an all-electric Jeep prototype, but it would be highly unlikely that SEMA would be the venue for such a presentation.
The second image shows a profile of a Ram 1500 crew cab pickup, the vehicle appearing to have a fiberglass box installed in the cargo box behind it, while the vehicle is also wearing off-road tires. Let’s bet that Ram plans to show another vehicle idea for the overlanding enthusiasts. We’ll see in this case.
Finally, the third image shows the front end of the Ram 1500 TRX with its raised hood and three parking lights integrated into the air intake. Will this be an even more powerful version, or will it be a pickup truck with a long list of Mopar components?
We’ll have the answers to these questions soon, as the SEMA Show opens its doors on November 1st.