Jeep to Debut Moparized Wrangler at SEMA 2019

Mopar is ready to take center stage at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show with a conceptual off-road Wrangler. The SUV will be customized to the max with a combination of Mopar products and other prototype parts — some that can’t be bought, but some that can. Jeep likely has a special Gladiator to debut at SEMA as well according to experts, but the Wrangler concept is the first to be announced by the brand. Intended to show off some unique features, the Wrangler will be one of the 14 customized vehicles by Mopar on display at this year’s SEMA show. 

The Wrangler in question features off-road tube door mirrors and door skins, along with a Rubicon one-piece stamped steel front bumper and built-in fog lamps. This same bumper is available as an aftermarket accessory for the regular Wrangler model, but the SEMA-bound one also includes tow hooks on the top and D-ring attachments on the bottom. Mopar jacked up the suspension with a two-inch lift kit for exceptional off-road chops. There’s also a cold air intake and a winch that accentuates the Wrangler and its endless possibilities for customization — perfect for those buyers looking to hit the road less traveled. 

Out of all the Mopar items mentioned, only the tube mirror doors are listed as unavailable for purchase — yet! Mopar mentions the water-resistant mesh that covers the tube doors and the new accessory mirrors are “conceptual” for now. The side view mirror accessories — recall that once the factory doors are removed so are the factory mirrors — effortlessly bolt into the tube doors, with the mesh zipping up around them. 

Jeep’s latest changes to the 2020 Wrangler lineup include the introduction of the long-awaited 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine. It’s available only with an eight-speed automatic transmission and produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Buyers looking to upgrade to the diesel engine choice will be looking at a $6,000 option. The Wrangler model itself will look the same as the gasoline-powered variant, with the exception of a small EcoDiesel badge on the back.

 A Star Wars-themed Wrangler is supposedly in the works as well according to recent spy photographers, but the brand hasn’t made any official statements yet. If it’s truly in production, the Star Wars-themed Wrangler will likely premiere at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show and be paired up with the release of the upcoming Rise of Skywalker film. Jeep is no stranger to partnerships with Disney, airing commercials sponsoring the Lion King earlier this year. In the meantime, Mopar will continue to expand its selection of more than 200 readily-available accessories for the Jeep Wrangler. 

The 2019 SEMA show runs from November 5 to 8 in Las Vegas. Follow Miami Lakes Jeep on social media to stay up to date with this year’s concepts, as well as any other Jeep news. 

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