If you want to get your hands on the new Wrangler Red Rock Concept vehicle, you get better do so quickly. Along with a new Ram Rebel X truck concept, FCA yesterday unveiled a new concept Jeep Wrangler that pays homage to one of the coolest off-road locations in the world – and there will only be 50 of the Wranglers made!
Chevrolet announced a new Z71 Trail Boss Edition for the 2016 Colorado, a truck we had the chance to drive while getting our first impression of the new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine. For the 2015 SEMA Show, Chevrolet wanted to up the ante with its Z71 Trail Boss 3.0 concept, which takes the performance of the Trail Boss to the next level with Chevy accessories and performance parts.
The Mopar brand has brought out a number of vehicles highlighting production and concept parts and accessories at the SEMA Show today, but the truck crowd will be most interested in the Ram Rebel X, a concept version of the Ram Rebel that takes its off-road and performance to another level.
Nissan will unveil a few different Cummins-powered Titan XDs later today at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but there’s also another Titan XD featured at the show that lays claim to being the first-ever modified truck. This prerunner-style Baja truck was built by SEMA members at the SEMA garage after after drawing a record number of attendees for the SEMA “measuring session” for Nissan’s new diesel-powered Titan XD.
Stretching its full-size pickup to extreme levels, literally, Toyota unveiled its Tundrasine concept Tundra pickup truck at SEMA today in Las Vegas, using the truck as a prop during its press conference in which Toyota racers, such as rally and off-road racer Ryan Millen, and Toyota executives hopped out of the limo-truck for their introduction to the event.
You may have caught the news on Off-Road.com that Honda planned to unveil a Ridgeline Baja Race Truck based on the new 2017 Ridgeline Honda plans to release next year. Today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Honda pulled the tarp off its purpose-built race truck while also announcing it will race the machine at this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 in a few weeks.
Just prior to the start of the 2016 SEMA Show, Chevrolet unveiled a number of concept vehicles to the media at a dinner the evening before the show. One of the coolest vehicles in the Chevy lineup is the 2016 Silverado Special Ops concept, which cues as a rescue vehicle for special operations forces.
In another story from this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, we explored the notion that the Wrangler Africa Concept is toying with future changes we could see on the next-gen Wrangler. The Grand Cherokee Overlander Concept subtly does the same thing by exploring a tweak to the suspension system that Jeep hasn’t publicly done before.
The Easter Jeep Safari is a pretty unique and very cool event. Although there are informal business meetings at the event in Moab, cards may get swapped over meals or drinks, and much of Jeep aftermarket displays its latest gear at a trade show at the end of the week, but the event is also very much based in a love of off-roading. So pretty much everyone in attendance spends some time on the trail, because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.