Mopar, the parts, service, and customer care division of the former Chrysler Corporation, now owned by Stellantis, has already made waves at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas with an all-electric restomod off-roader concept.
The Jeep CJ Surge Concept is “custom designed and engineered to explore an efficient battery-electric propulsion system for classic Jeep models” powered by a custom propulsion system. The vehicle features a scalable 400-volt, 200-kW Electric Drive Module, and power to all four wheels is supplied by 24 lithium-ion battery modules. The torque runs through a two-speed Jeep transfer case with selectable gearing.
Front and rear Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) ensure the CJ Surge can crawl over any terrain with ease, while underbody protection is provided by JPP Rubicon skid and front-bumper plates and concept JPP rock rails. If that’s not enough, the cockpit of the vehicle is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage.
An undeniably eye-catching concept, the CJ Surge also comes with 2-inch lift kit, a Copper Canyon body with gloss black and Surf Blue Surge graphics, the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille, and matte black 18-by-9-inch Black Rhino Solid wheels.
“With a spotlight on electrification, Mopar is in a great position to fully enhance the customer experience with quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, North America senior vice president, Mopar service, parts and customer care. “The Jeep CJ Surge concept explores a future zero-emission propulsion system kit and supports the Jeep brand’s mission to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world.”
Notably, this year marks the 85th anniversary of Mopar.