Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver

Trailhawk wheels

Topographic pattern

Leather and tech

Fiat 500L Adventurer

Fiat 500L Adventurer

Fiat 500L Thalassa

Fiat 500L Thalassa

Fiat 500L Thalassa

Ram Sun Chaser

Shower station

SRT Viper

SRT Viper

SRT Viper

Dodge Challenger

Mopar spoiler

Mopar wheels

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Dart

Ram Promaster

Ram Promaster

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth

Dodge Durango R/T

Jeep Wrangler Stitch

Jeep Wrangler Stitch

Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon

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.
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The Trailhawk wheels have been painted granite crystal to better match the auburn pearl paint and are shod with destination mud tires.
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The hood features a topographic pattern that is contrasted with matte paint and rimmed with orange paint.
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Inside, the cabin has been reupholstered with Katzkin leather. Meanwhile, the dashboard features Chrysler's full Uconnect infotainment system complete with wireless smartphone charging.
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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.
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Custom 18-inch wheels are finished off with Fiat center caps. 500L graphics and bright orange highlights help catch the eye.
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The 500L Thalassa is beach-ready with a surfboard on its Mopar roof rack.
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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.
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Inside, the surf theme continues with teakwood floor mats and color-matched interior panels.
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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.
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The Ram's bed features rails for surfboards and a custom shower station built into its Ram fender storage.
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When people think Mopar, they're usually thinking performance. And there's no better higher-performance Chrysler Group vehicle than the SRT Viper.
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This example is mostly stock, featuring only a few performance modifications from Mopar's catalog.
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Forged aluminum ultralightweight wheels and carbon fiber cross bracing add strength, but not a lot of weight.
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The Challenger and its four-doored sibling, the Charger, are more attainable Mopar moddable vehicles.
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Mopar offers styling and aerodynamic upgrades such as this lip spoiler.
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Plus-sized wheels and tires give the Challenger a more muscular appearance.
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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.
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The Italian-influenced Dart is the new kid on Dodge's block. This example features many styling and performance upgrades.
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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.
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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.
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The vehicle that the Promaster is supporting is a race-prepped Abarth 500.
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The cabin of the Abarth is a veritable spider web of braces and roll cage bars.
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This Durango has been moderately upgraded with bigger brakes, lower springs, and a freer-flowing exhaust. Twenty-two-inch alloy wheels fill the wells.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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