Every year when SEMA Show comes around, Mopar is eager to show off some pretty amazing concepts. This year is no different. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ parts division is bringing two customized concept trucks, along with 14 different customized vehicles which trade visitors will be able ogle at its 15,000-square-foot booth.
The customized concept trucks are Ram 1500 Rebel OTG (Off The Grid) Concept and Mopar Lowliner Concept. The latter is the one that had me going head over heels. That’s not the say the former isn’t good, but if I had one vote, it’d go to the Lowliner.
Anywho, the Ram 1500 Rebel OTG (Off The Grid) Concept is a vehicle outfitted with a host of accessories to enable it to “got off the grid” and onto terrains that are less forgivable.
Accessories include Mopar’s concept two-inch life kit, beadlock wheels paired to 35-inch Goodyear tires, front bumper with integrated winch, a larger grilled with flow-through R-A-M badging, functional snorkel air intake, front and rear wheel flares, step assist rock rails, and a concept rear bumper for improved departure angle by relocating the exhaust.
Other gears include retractable battery-powered cooler, kitchen unit with a gas-powered stove and sink, onboard water system, added rack above the cab, solar panel set, and a bed repack system atop of truck bed with a collapsible tent, accessible with a stowable ladder – just to name a few.
The Mopar Lowliner Concept, on the other hand, is less well-equipped. Presented in Candied Delmonico Red and Dairy Cream, the Mopar Lowliner Concept oozes with nostalgic flair in all its slammed glory.
In addition to substantially lowered ride height and the obvious longer wheelbase, Mopar Lowliner Concept gets a custom, power-tilt front end (the entire front end!) that opens up to showcase the legendary 5.9L Cummins Diesel engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a floor-mounted shifter – topped with translucent metal-flake shift ball with Cummins logo.
And then there is custom air suspension with three modes (low, driving height and driving height plus), custom 22-inch aluminum wheels that are a nod to the stamped steel wheels of the late 60s, 7-inch LED headlamps, custom taillights with integrated backup lights, and a modern yet retro-licious interior featuring distressed orange-amber Blazing Saddle Tan leather, custom tan carpet, reworked instrumentation with seven custom Mopar gauges on “engine turned” aluminum panel.
My favorite part is easily the clean exterior that is void of door handles, badging, fuel filler cap and radio antenna.
The 2019 SEMA Show is happening on November 5, 2019 – November 8, 2019, at Las Vegas Convention Center.
All images courtesy of FCA/Mopar.