The Mopar brand of Auburn Hills-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will unveil two new pickup truck concepts and 12 other vehicles at the annual SEMA aftermarket trade show in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8.
The two concepts are the Ram 1500 Rebel OTG (Off the Grid) and the Mopar Lowliner Concept. For stops along the way, the Ram 1500 Rebel OTG includes a bed rack system that fits atop the truck bed, a collapsible rooftop tent, a retractable battery-powered cooler, and a kitchen unit with a gas-powered stove and sink with an on-board water system.
“These vehicles showcase how Mopar is constantly expanding and exploring new ideas to meet the needs and fuel the imagination of our passionate fans,” says Mark Bosanac, head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care. “Whether it’s overlanding in remote locations or reimagining an alternative classic design history, Mopar has its customers covered.”
The Ram 1500 Rebel OTG features the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine, a 33-gallon fuel tank, Mopar’s concept two-inch lift kit, beadlock wheels, and 35-inch Goodyear tires. It also includes Mopar concept accessories, such as a front bumper with integrated winch, a larger grille with flow-through R-A-M badging and a functional snorkel air intake to improve off-road capability and performance.
Front- and rear-wheel flares and step assist rock rails have been installed to protect the vehicle while traversing rough terrain. A concept rear bumper, adapted from the Ram 1500 Tradesman, improves the departure angle of the truck by relocating the exhaust.
In addition, a solar panel set, which can be deployed at any moment to generate electricity, and a backup power supply eliminates the need for a gas-powered generator, freeing cargo capacity. A concept hide-away bed step in the rear facilitates easier loading and unloading. It’s also equipped with an on-board air compressor in the bed cargo area.
“Unlike traditional four-wheeling, in overlanding the journey is the final objective,” says Joe Dehner, head of Ram Truck and Mopar Design. “The goal is to explore rather than conquer obstacles. This is why we developed this concept, to allow vehicle-supported, self-reliant adventure travel, typically exploring remote locations and interacting with other cultures.”
A rescued a 1968 Dodge D200-series heavy-duty pickup truck has been transformed into the Mopar Lowliner Concept for the SEMA show. It is an homage to the customization of classic trucks that continues to be a hot trend in the aftermarket world.
The Ram 1500 Rebel OTG and Mopar Lowliner are two of 14 total vehicles the parts supplier is bringing to the annual Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Other vehicles that will be displayed include the Dodge Challenger Mopar ‘19, the Jeep Gladiator Scrambler Jeep Gladiator J6 Moab concepts, along with the 1958 Plymouth Fury made famous in the 1983 movie “Christine.” As it does during every SEMA Show, Mopar also will display the latest rendition of the Ram ProMaster beer truck.