Chrysler Unveils 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Ram Sun Chaser SEMA Concepts
A quick look at Mopar's 2013 SEMA show concepts.
With the 2013 SEMA show just around the corner, we're not surprised to see Chrysler's Mopar accessories division pull the cover off a handful of the 20 one-off vehicles it plans on displaying at the Las Vegas-based trade show, including a new 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
2014 Chrysler 300S
The S-grade 300 is already a sinister yet stylish twist on Chrysler's large sedan, but this "Moparized" variant takes things a little bit further. The 2014 300S wears Phantom Black tri-coat paint, while its 13-bar grille is enveloped with a unique black surround. The car utilizes a custom lowering kit, and rides upon 20-inch wheels cribbed from the 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition, albeit painted in a unique bronze hue. Inside, Katzkin leather trim reigns supreme, as seating surfaces and door bolsters are wrapped in bisque-colored hides. Seat backs are embossed with the familiar "Imported from Detroit" slogan, while stock brightwork is replaced with satin black and bronze trim.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver
We're not surprised to see Jeep feature its latest vehicular launch - the 2014 Jeep Cherokee - at this year's SEMA show, and we're not surprised to see it pump up the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's off-road credentials. Built from the "Trail Rated" 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, the Trail Carver concept is painted in a unique Auburn Pearl hue and accented with both low-gloss black and low-gloss granite crystal accents. Hood and roof graphics feature topographical details, and are bordered with Crush Orange accents, which match the tow hooks. The roof basket up top is a conceptual design, and incorporates orange fabric-wrapped side accent panels and a front wind deflector.
Inside, the tricked-out 2014 Jeep Cherokee receives Amaretto leather seat surfaces, and matching leather trim on the center console lid/ armrest. Top and bottom sections of the steering wheel are also trimmed in hide, while interior trim accents are custom painted for the show car. The Trail Carver also rides on larger, more aggressive tires than a stock 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, and uses both a cold air intake and a cat-back exhaust system offered in the Jeep/ Mopar accessories catalog.
2014 Fiat 500L Adventurer
The 500L isn't quite as off-road capable, but the 2014 Fiat 500L Adventurer concept does at least attempt to lend Fiat's oh-so-cute-ute a little bit of machismo. The bright white body paint is accented with wheel flares and rockers painted satin black, while the roof and mirror caps are painted Vibrance Orange. The Fiat 500L Adventurer wears Mopar accessory roof rails and a cargo basket, but the beefy 18-inch wheels are conceptual designs. Inside, the Adventurer dons black perforated suede leather seats and pearl leather seatbacks. Orange accents are everywhere inside the car, including speaker grilles, trim bezels galore, and the steering wheel badge. Mopar provides the surprisingly stylish seatback coat hanger, all-weather floor mats, a pedal kit, cold air intake, and custom exhaust.
2014 Ram Sun Chaser
Vibrance Orange also makes an appearance on this bright 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab concept, which Chrysler describes as being "dune ready." Virtually every exterior- virtually every exterior surface is coated in the paint, although it's contrasted with Brilliant Black accents on the bumpers, rockers, and lower doors. The truck rides on conceptual 17-inch wheels with orange beadlocks, and also boasts orange tow hooks, and black tubular side step rails.
The Sun Chaser notably incorporates a conceptual roof rack design with rear supports anchored in the pickup bed's side rails. The system is designed to support a longboard, but hooks on the sides of the rails allegedly accommodate another four (shorter) boards. A neat shower kit, which consists of a removable tank, pump, and shower head, tuck neatly within the RamBox storage compartments. Another neat conceptual feature is built into the back of the tailgate - flip up the inner panel, and you'll find a pair of seats and cupholders, perfect for - what else? - tailgate parties.
2014 Mopar Dodge Durango
Well, what's this? Chrysler's press release makes no mention of this tricked-out 2014 Dodge Durango, but photos popped up on the press site nonetheless. A Chrysler spokesman describes the sport utility as a "Mopar-modified Dodge Durango with a modified hood, paint job, and a red interior." We'd also hazard a guess that the red-on-black aluminum wheels aren't quite normal fare on the Dodge Durango, nor is the rear diffuser. We do, however, dig how the hood stripes wrap into the roof rails before draping down over the D-pillars and enveloping the backlight.