The Jeep Gladiator will undoubtedly be the attention grabbing media darling of the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. But with the show fast approaching, Mopar and Jeep wanted to make sure that the Wrangler was not left out in the cold, and has prepped a concept that showcases what buyers can add to the iconic off-roader.
Unlike some of Mopar’s other concepts, the Wrangler does, not come bundled with an exclusive moniker. Instead, this particular example prefers to make a statement with some of the features that come baked into its blue flanks. Like other Mopar dusted jeeps, the doors have been replaced with rugged tube style doors and skins along with a beefy snorkel to help improve airflow. Built in Rubicon guise, the SEMA bound Wrangler features a one piece stamped bumper made from solid steel. The bumper also intergrates the fog lights, and it can be also equipped to a normal Wrangler. It doesnt hurt either that it comes with prominent tow hooks, and bottom mounted D-link attatchments for enhanced versatility. A two inch suspension lift helps the Jeep stand out from the rest of the crowd, while a beefy work ready winch kit highlights the immense flexibility that buyers have when it comes to upgrading the Wrangler.
A key performance update the Wrangler recieved was the 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 that brings 260 horsepower to the Wrangler’s trailbusting credentials. It’s also present in this SEMA creation, but it forced Mopar engineers to pitch the six speed manual and instead adopt the eight speed automatic (the only way Wrangler fans can get the diesel). Look for the EcoDiesel to be a recurring plot point for FCA’s SEMA plans this year, with this concept, the Ram 1500 OTG concept, and several others being powered by this particular engine. Look for this Wrangler to make a good first impression with SEMA attendees, and it could also be joined by a Stormtrooper adorned concept as well. FCA and Jeep have not officially confirmed this particular concept as of yet, but it has been sighted roaming around Auburn Hills so it would not shock us if it is indeed SEMA bound too.