Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver

LAS VEGAS -- The Trail Carver starts with the V-6 powered Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and upgrades it to better handle off-road conditions. The underbody, fuel tank, oil pan, suspension and more are protected by skid plates.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
1
of 27

Trailhawk wheels

The Trailhawk wheels have been painted granite crystal to better match the auburn pearl paint and are shod with destination mud tires.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
2
of 27

Topographic pattern

The hood features a topographic pattern that is contrasted with matte paint and rimmed with orange paint.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
3
of 27

Leather and tech

Inside, the cabin has been reupholstered with Katzkin leather. Meanwhile, the dashboard features Chrysler's full Uconnect infotainment system complete with wireless smartphone charging.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
4
of 27

Fiat 500L Adventurer

Fiat's new 500L gets ready for adventure with the Adventurer concept. A cat-back exhaust, a cold-air intake, and a custom performance lift kit have this 500L ready for light off-roading.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
5
of 27

Fiat 500L Adventurer

Custom 18-inch wheels are finished off with Fiat center caps. 500L graphics and bright orange highlights help catch the eye.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
6
of 27

Fiat 500L Thalassa

The 500L Thalassa is beach-ready with a surfboard on its Mopar roof rack.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
7
of 27

Fiat 500L Thalassa

Rather than a lift, the Thalassa has been lowered on custom springs over custom Beach Cruiser wheels. It also features a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust to boost performance.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
8
of 27

Fiat 500L Thalassa

Inside, the surf theme continues with teakwood floor mats and color-matched interior panels.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
9
of 27

Ram Sun Chaser

Also ready for the beach is the Ram Sun Chaser. This Ram 1500 Crew Cab is coated with vibrance orange blast paint and features a 2-inch suspension lift, custom 17-inch beadlock wheels with Mickey Thompson Baja tires, and intake and exhaust upgrades.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
10
of 27

Shower station

The Ram's bed features rails for surfboards and a custom shower station built into its Ram fender storage.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
11
of 27

SRT Viper

When people think Mopar, they're usually thinking performance. And there's no better higher-performance Chrysler Group vehicle than the SRT Viper.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
12
of 27

SRT Viper

This example is mostly stock, featuring only a few performance modifications from Mopar's catalog.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
13
of 27

SRT Viper

Forged aluminum ultralightweight wheels and carbon fiber cross bracing add strength, but not a lot of weight.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
14
of 27

Dodge Challenger

The Challenger and its four-doored sibling, the Charger, are more attainable Mopar moddable vehicles.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
15
of 27

Mopar spoiler

Mopar offers styling and aerodynamic upgrades such as this lip spoiler.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
16
of 27

Mopar wheels

Plus-sized wheels and tires give the Challenger a more muscular appearance.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
17
of 27

Dodge Challenger

The Challenger and Charger are probably the most customizable vehicles in Chrysler's fleet. Drivers can go extreme or stick close to stock like this example.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
18
of 27

Dodge Dart

The Italian-influenced Dart is the new kid on Dodge's block. This example features many styling and performance upgrades.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
19
of 27

Ram Promaster

The new Ram Promaster commercial van makes an appearance at the SEMA show; this one has been outfitted as a mobile garage and weekend race support vehicle.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
20
of 27

Ram Promaster

The cargo area is possibly better outfitted to maintain a race car than most drivers' garages are. Looking inside, I was amused to find not one, but two RoboReels.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
21
of 27

Fiat 500 Abarth

The vehicle that the Promaster is supporting is a race-prepped Abarth 500.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
22
of 27

Fiat 500 Abarth

The cabin of the Abarth is a veritable spider web of braces and roll cage bars.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
23
of 27

Dodge Durango R/T

This Durango has been moderately upgraded with bigger brakes, lower springs, and a freer-flowing exhaust. Twenty-two-inch alloy wheels fill the wells.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
24
of 27

Jeep Wrangler Stitch

Let's get crazy again. The Jeep Wrangler Stitch is ridiculously lightweight for a modern Wrangler -- only 3,000 pounds -- giving it a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Jeep was able to do this by replacing many of the body panels with fabric stretched over a composite frame.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
25
of 27

Jeep Wrangler Stitch

The suspension has been modified with King shocks and air bumps along with a host of off-road modifications to the drivetrain and chassis. The whole thing sits atop 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, while the driver sits atop SRT Viper seats that have been lightened and retrimmed.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
26
of 27

Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon

The Mopar Recon celebrates Jeep's long history with the United States military with 470-horsepower of firepower from its 6.4-liter Hemi crate engine. That's just the beginning of a laundry list of upgrades that ends with battleship gray exterior paint.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Antuan Goodwin/CNET
27
of 27
Up Next

2018 Hennessey Ford Raptor 6x6 at SEMA: 6 wheels, more fun