Last year, the SEMA show didn't happen due to COVID (no surprise there, since everything else was canceled). But for 2021, it's back on, and Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler America) is bringing a whole slew of specially modded vehicles for the audience to ogle. Although there are a total of seven vehicles from Jeep, Ram, and Dodge, we have three favorites we want to put the spotlight on.
1. Jeep Wrangler Overlook
Overlook uses the excellent Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as the base vehilce and then goes hog wild and rough from there. The already capable and fairly roomy Unlimited gets stretched by a full foot and adds a third row of passenger space. The rear portion of the Overlook's roof has also been elevated another five inches in order to accommodate those rear passengers. That roof receives port windows not unlike a Land Rover Discovery 2 from the early 2000s.The Overlook also receives a custom hood, custom bumpers, custom lights, tube side steps, and some relaly big 37-inch tires and Fox shocks.
The interior has all the typical Wrangler bits, but there are specially-textured inserts in the leather seats, as well as bronze trim on the HVAC vents, door trim, steering wheel hub, etc. to match the Overlook's excellent bronze paint job. The Wrangler's front fascia emblem is also embroidered into seats for that extra special touch. Whether or not the Overlook actually inspires a three-row Wrangler is unlikely, but that would be pretty cool if it happened.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe
The 4xe isn't a concept, well not really, because Jeep is actually selling the hybrid version of its Wrangler as we speak. The version you see here isn't exactly factory spec. This 4xe gets a ton of JPP and Mopar, as well as aftermarket parts including a 2-inch lift with Fox shocks, a Gorilla Glass windshield, steel bumper, winch, LED off-road lights, tube doors, rock rails, beadlock wheels, 37-inch a BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires, a rear flip-down table, tailgate hinge reinforcement and a third-brake light relocation kit.
The interior boasts some very bright blue leather upholstered seats, as well as vinyl flooring that washes out easily, equipment mounts for phone, camera, etc., and a tailgate-mounted air compressor. The windshield frame-mounted spotlights are a great touch and should provide added visibility along with the additional LED lights on the grille guard.
Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole
The Dodge Challenger might be getting a little bit long in the tooth, but we still adore it for its vintage ethos and "screw you" attitude. This "Holy Guacamole" version is about the coolest one we've come across. The "Rotten Avocado" paint is awesome, and awesomely named, too. There are ghost strips and a pale "Gold School" shaker scoop that provide even more attitude. The Holy Guacamole also gets Mopar coilover suspension and retro 20-inch five-spoke wheels with white lettering on the tires.
Step inside, and you'll find seats that would make the plaid versions in the Golf GTI blush. These are plaid, yes, but they're clad in a bright and pale green hue that adds life to a dated Challenger interior. The faux wood treatment in the dash and center console actually look pretty good, too, since they evoke the interiors on vintage Dodge muscle cars from yesteryear. Perhaps the only modern touches are the sport pedals and the infotainment system.