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The SEMA Show Is Just A Few Weeks Away

2022 2021 Ram 1500 TRX SEMA Show Concept
Image via Mopar

The 2021 SEMA Show is happening, in person, after taking things digital last year. Needless to say, when you take out the swarms of crowds, the builds that overload your senses around every corner, and the occasional celebrity sighting, it just wasn’t the same. But after a year off, Mopar plans on storming the Las Vegas Convention Center once again with an arsenal of accessorized muscle, trucks, and go-anywhere SUVs. Teased today are five different concept sketches, depicting a Ram 1500 TRX, a Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and what looks to be a Kiaser Jeep from the 1960s. Rounding out the list is another Ram 1500 with a gear rack, and a Jeep Wrangler with an oversized hardtop.

The Ram TRX is a peculiar teaser, as it dons the electric blue hue that accents Jeep’s electrified 4xe models such as the Wrangler, as well as the 2022 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe. Is Mopar about to show off a hybrid Hellcat truck? Maybe.

Kaiser Jeep Gladiator 2021 SEMA Show
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The other build piquing our interest is the Kaiser Jeep; the original Gladiator. Back in the 1960s, off-road lighting technology was nowhere near what we see today, but the teaser image appears to have a trio of spotlights affixed to this retired military truck. Likely blending the past with the present with a build that may have been more suited for the Overland Expo.

Mopar At The 2021 SEMA Show

Mopar – otherwise known as the accessories arm of Stellantis – will showcase multiple vehicles and hundreds factory-warranty-backed performance parts and accessories in its 15,345-square-foot exhibit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Its usual spot, if you’ve ever been to the SEMA Show before.

This is also the first time the 702 horsepower Ram TRX and the hyper-efficient Jeep Wrangler 4xe will officially be present at the SEMA Show, and they’re sure to dozens of other parties showing off their own accessories and modifications for these highly sought-after vehicles. Both vehicles are also finalists for the coveted SEMA Full-Size Truck and SUV of the Year awards, respectively.

Jeep Wrangler 4xe
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Ram 1500 TRX SEMA Mopar
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Jeep Wrangler Overland Concept Mopar SEMA 2021
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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