Twas’ the night before SEMA, when all though Las Vegas
People were stirring; the craving for innovative parts contagious;
Vehicles were displayed in the Convention Center with care
In anticipation that audiences of enthusiasts soon would be there …
While the season of sugar plum fairies and mistletoe is upon us, we are fondly remembering the glorious tidings from The SEMA Show 2015.
The SEMA Show brings together some of the aftermarket automotive community’s most intuitive thinkers and cutting-edge products under one roof. That being said, this is one of Mopar’s favorite events – where we get to show the world what we’re really about.
Select vehicles from each of our brands at FCA were featured with various Moparizations displaying more than a few customization possibilities for folks looking to personalize their vehicles. While the SEMA show is not open to the public, as it is a trade only event, we’ve brought you an exclusive recap of some of the hottest vehicles from our FCA Brands in a little competition we like to call, “Who Wore It Best?” In the comments, you tell us which vehicle best wears the attributes described.
Fiat 500X – Mobe vs Chicane
The Fiat 500X, a compact crossover, made its SEMA Show debut in 2015 with the Mobe and Chicane. Revamped with customizations to suite various active lifestyles, the Fiat 500X proved that it’s a versatile vehicle suitable for a day at the beach or hitting the city streets.
Customized with off-the-shelf Mopar products to haul your favorite toys to the beach, the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X Mobe, embodies the kite-surfing trick it was named after. The Ivory Pearl exterior is accentuated with Matte Bronze paint on the hood, roof, mirror caps and lower grille, while the lower sides of the 500X Mobe are embellished with Mopar Blue “X” stripe graphics. A Mopar roof rack, complete with side rails, creates the perfect way to transport your favorite recreational equipment.
On the other side of the gamut, the Fiat 500X Chicane is meant to be driven through more urban areas. The cockpit is customized with Mopar genuine accessories such as a bright pedal kit, concept satin black door sill guards emblazoned with the 500X logo, a 500X logo embossed premium carpet mat, and a cargo management kit. Complete with a concept lowering kit and a concept cat-back exhaust for additional power, the 500X Chicane embraces its name and the road.
The Mobe and Chicane display the multifauceted capacity of the Iconic Italian style and performance in the Fiat 500X, but you tell us in the comments who ‘wore’ it best.
Mopar Exterior Customizations – Chrysler 300 Super S vs Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3
The sophistication of the Chrysler 300 meets a modern style and performance never before experienced at the SEMA show. With more than 300 miniature Mopar “M” letters dotting the grille and production Mopar center caps painted to match the Dark Hyper Black low gloss wheels, the Chrysler 300 Super S stands out in the crowd. In addition, a Matte Cerulean exterior finish, complete with unique 300 Super S and Mopar Design badges provides a chic look.
Meanwhile, the styling of the performance-driven Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3 was inspired by the second-generation Charger from the 1960’s. Full-length Matte Black paint covers the top of vehicle with the Silver Bullet exterior showing through in the form of center stripes bordered by Mopar Blue tracer accents. Other unique Moparizations include a concept Mopar body kit with a front chin splitter, side sills, and rear spoiler, as well as a Mopar decal on both front fenders with Scat Pack 3 badges.
Both vehicles have augmented characteristics giving them a more aggressive edge, but who ‘wore’ it best at the SEMA Show 2015? You tell us!
All-terrain Manifestation – Ram Rebel X vs Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept
Trucks and SUVs are the motivating force behind the SEMA show, and we left no stone unturned in all-terrain performance capabilities when it came to the Ram Rebel X and Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept.
The all-terrain credentials of the Ram Rebel X are accentuated with Mopar wheel flares that extend over 35-inch Toyo tires, which wrap around 17-inch cast-aluminum beadlock wheels. In addition, the concept air ride suspension provides a smooth ride, while a Mopar 5.7-liter cold-air intake fed by an active Ram Air duct enhances performance capabilities. The bed of this full-size pick-up is safeguarded with a soft tri-fold tonneau cover, and interior features include all-weather slush mats, a pedal kit, and door sills.
On the other hand, the robust Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept is equipped with a 2-inch lift kit and 17-inch beadlock wheels wrapped in 35-inch BFG K02 all-terrain tires. Furthermore, the 73.1:1 crawl ratio and manual transmission enables this vehicle to scale numerous obstacles others can only fantasize about. Well-appointed LED headlamps and fog lights adorn the front fascia, and the interior is furnished with a “Red Rock” grab handle.
Individually the Ram Rebel X and the Jeep Wrangler Red Rock have a unique and rugged appearance enhanced with aftermarket Performance Parts from Mopar, but when it comes to all-terrain expression, you tell us who ‘wore’ it best.
Have ideas for Mopar customizations on FCA vehicles for the SEMA Show 2016? We want to hear them. Leave us a comment!
Happy SEMA to all, and to all a goodnight.