Mopar Is Set to Debut Two Customized Concept Trucks at the SEMA Show
The Mopar brand revealed two new pickup truck concepts at SEMA, the biggest aftermarket trade show. The concepts were customized with Mopar production, prototype parts, and accessories. The pickups are vehicles well known in the Mopar brand family.
There is the Ram 1500 Rebel OTG (Off The Grid) and the Mopar Lowliner Concept. The OTG is an overlanding-themed vehicle concept, which means overlanders will typically modify their truck or SUV to fit their unique adventuring needs. The Mopar Lowliner Concept is a 1968 Dodge D200-series reimagined pickup.
Both vehicles were shown for the first time at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. SEMA is known for being the premier automotive specialty products trade exhibition in the world. The show ran from November 5- November 8, 2019.
“These vehicles showcase how Mopar is constantly expanding and exploring new ideas to meet the needs and fuel the imagination of our passionate fans,” said Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – North America, Mark Bosanac. “Whether it’s overlanding in remote locations or reimagining an alternative classic design history, Mopar has its customers covered.” Whatever the customers need, Mopar has their back.
CONCEPT: RAM 1500 REBEL OTG (OFF THE GRID)
The 1500 Rebel OTG is a movement that continues to grow across the globe. The Mopar team has been in conjunction with leading outdoor equipment suppliers. On the Ram 1500 Rebel OTG Concept, supplier’s and Mopar have created a unique, reality-based concept for the ultimate travel adventure on the vehicle.
“Unlike traditional ‘four-wheeling,’ in overlanding, the journey is the final objective. The goal is to explore rather than conquer obstacles,” said Head of Ram Truck and Mopar Design, Joe Dehner. “This is why we developed this concept to allow vehicle-supported, self-reliant adventure travel, typically exploring remote locations and interacting with other cultures. This is the vehicle that I’d like to have whenever I choose to go ‘off the grid.'”
The concept vehicle uses the new 2020 Ram 1500 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. The engine offers exceptional low-end torque and extended driving range. It has a 33-gallon tank which makes it ideal for trucks that travel long-distance.
The concept includes Mopar accessories, such as the front bumper with integrated winch. There is a larger grille with flow-through R-A-M badging and a functional snorkel air intake which improves off-road capability and water fording. Installed to protect the vehicle while traveling through the rough terrain are front- and rear-wheel flares and step-assist rock rails.
On the vehicle, there is a solar panel set, which at any moment can be positioned to generate electricity, and eliminate the need for a gas-powered generator. There’s a hide-away bed step which makes for easier loading and unloading.
For vehicle recovery, the OTG is equipped with an integrated front-bumper winch. It also has traction mats (which give tires a stable, high friction surface to grab onto when wheels are sliding in the snow, ice or sand). Mounted on the front bumper are LED off-road driving lamps. There’s a Hi-Lift jack (an emergency jack and rescue tool) that is mounted on the top of the cab.