Mopar fans know that the SEMA show is when to expect the very best of the company. There’s this sense of it being an early Christmas. The parts maker understands this. SEMA has been notorious for them in the same way the store front is for most retail stores. What is changing this year, however, is the approach Mopar is taking once the curtain falls on the auto event.
SEMA comes but once a year, and when that is over, Mopar packs everything up and heads home. That’s no longer the case, as Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar brand explains, “Every year, we put these dream vehicles on the SEMA show floor for a full week, and then pack up our toys and take them home. This year we weren’t ready for the fun to stop.”
What they did this year was take their trucks for a detour. Instead of taking the concept cars back home, Mopar stopped at L.A. To give car journalists a better look at what stole the SEMA show. Everything from the Jeep Sand Trooper to the Dodge Charger Juiced. It’s not something those who cover the industry are used to, but it did give them an unprecedented at Mopar’s fantastic new special vehicles.
The SEMA show is going to be one of the hottest auto events of the year. Mopar has been steadily releasing more and more information about the new rides they will be presenting to the world in Las Vegas. One of the best named vehicles that Mopar is giving the special treatment to is the Jeep Sand Trooper.
The moment you take a peek at the Jeep Sand Trooper, it’s clear where this beast belongs. The full dusty yellow body would look at home on any desert across the world. The exterior hosts a series of black accents that include the front and rear off-road bumpers, grille, fuel-filler door, and black door-sill guards. Combining it with other Mopar options, such as a Warn winch and LED off-road lights, give the impression that this is a Jeep meant to be out in the thick of the roughest environments.
In order to make sure that the Sand Trooper can tackle the places it’ll surely be taken to, Mopar has taken the necessary steps to ensure that it holds up. First off, the engine that the Jeep has under the hood is a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. It also comes with 42-inch Super Swamper Bogger tires.
Mopar is bringing out the big guns for sure. Every car design they have displayed in advance of the SEMA show has been nothing short of extraordinary. It’s clear that when Mopar puts their name on anything, from parts to cars, it’s the mark of unrivaled quality.