Mopar’s Detroit Auto Show gems include custom Renegades, Challenger

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Mopar will showcase two custom crossovers and a vintage-themed repeat.

Mopar, a customization brand within Fiat Chrysler, will be present in the form of two modified Jeep Renegades and a lime green Dodge Challenger concept.

The first Renegade is based on the off-road ‘Trailhawk’ model, but it’s designed to take trail toughness to a new level.

When Jeep says a new level, what it really means is a new level of pizzazz, because most of the Trailhawk’s modifications are cosmetic.

Sure, the avocado subcompact (Jeep calls it ‘Commando Green’) wears roof rails and a concept skid plate, but most attention has been paid to the styling. The Renegade features giant ‘X’ accents across the sides in reference to the first-gen military units, and the crossover has a map of Detroit on its topographical hood.

Inside, there are Katzkin leather seat covers, HVAC bezels, new speaker grills, and fresh trim accents. There are also Mopar slush mats in case it, you know, rains.

The second crossover has been assigned to urban duty, and Mopar has equipped it accordingly.

The blue and orange Jeep employs one of the most popular color pallets in Hollywood right now, and the mirror caps, grill rings, wheel accents, and roof rails pop with ‘Omaha.’ ‘Anvil’ blue covers the remaining body panels.

Couriers, hipsters, and health conscious business folk will appreciate the rear-mounted bike rack, and like its off-roading brother, the urban Renegade fits a spruced up interior.

Mopar’s Detroit-bound Challenger is embarking on a reunion tour of sorts, as the two-door muscle car first debuted at the 2014 SEMA Show.

Dodge Challenger T/A Concept

The ‘Sublime Green’ Challenger T/A Concept pays homage to the revered T/A performance packages of the 1970s. It has 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, T/A graphics, Brembo six-pot brake calipers, a rear roll bar, and electric exhaust cutouts to scare the neighbors.

It packs a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 under its “Viper-inspired” hood scoop as well, which is fed by Mopar induction systems.

The Detroit Auto Show kicks off January 12th.


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