Six Mopar-customized Creations Take Center Stage at SEMA 2016

The Mopar brand debuted six modified vehicle creations at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 1-4, 2016. “The Mopar customized vehicles speak to our ability to assist owners in creating a ride that fits the blueprint of their individual lifestyles,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. Let’s take a look.

Dodge Shakedown Challenger
The Dodge Shakedown Challenger weaves together design cues from the past and present to create a uniquely original Mopar creation. The merging of old-school muscle with the 21st century is quickly evident on the “Bitchin’ Black” exterior, hung on a unique hand-built, one-off frame with a removable body. The Dodge Shakedown Challenger incorporates concept front headlamps and taillamps from the 2017 Dodge Challenger “massaged” to mesh seamlessly with ’71 Challenger proportions.

Jeep CJ66
Take a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame, hang a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body on it, add in Wrangler JK elements and fuel it with new Mopar-powered products and you’ve got the Jeep CJ66. The unique cocktail of three Jeep vehicle generations demonstrates that new Mopar power applications are also available for those more at home on the trail than the street. The cockpit is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, mandril-bent to match the windshield surround. A bikini top netting offers shade and cover from the elements.

Dodge Durango Shaker
Mopar “shook up” the Dodge Charger of the SUV segment for SEMA by creating the Dodge Durango Shaker concept. The custom Shaker hood feeds a 6.4-liter HEMI engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The rumble of the Shaker is delivered by customized chrome Mopar cat-back dual exhausts located in the center of the vehicle, replacing standard side exhausts. The interior also boasts what is undoubtedly another first for Dodge brand’s SUV – three rows of Viper seats, trimmed in Katzkin leather.

Ram Macho Power Wagon
The Ram Macho Power Wagon owes its moniker to a popular Power Wagon trim level from the 1970s, and the heavy-duty pickup lives up to its audacious namesake. The Mopar-modified Ram is a bold take on the Power Wagon’s reputation for off-road capability with added versatility delivered by Mopar concept and production products. The Ram Macho Power Wagon is elevated by a four-inch custom lift kit and giant 37-inch x 12 1/2-inch tires, set on concept 18-inch beadlock wheels.

Ram ProMaster Pit Stop
The ProMaster Pit Stop is Mopar-customized with a hinged door on the driver’s side, outfitted in Mopar graphics, that swings open towards the roof. A drop-down bar counter hinges and opens out from the side as well, and the cargo area has been modified with keg refrigeration capacity to serve cold, thirst-quenching beverages from four on-board taps. Mopar stools stored in the cargo area can be placed out front to quickly create a soda shop (or pub) on wheels.

Chrysler Pacifica Cadence
The Pacifica’s bold styling is tweaked with custom graphics wrapped on the quarter panel and rear of the white exterior, expressing the vehicle’s active lifestyle, paddleboarding theme. A paddleboard/surfboard carrier is added on top to transport a large 9-foot paddleboard. An integrated pet kennel safely allows four-legged family friends to join in the fun at the beach.

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