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Jeep CJ Surge concept revealed in the form of an electric motor

Mopar, the parts and accessories arm of Stellantis, is debuting a modified classic Jeep at this week’s SEMA show, which could preview a future barrel electric motor option.

The Jeep CJ Surge concept will be displayed at the Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

The company built a Jeep CJ7 and ditched the internal combustion engine in favor of an electric powertrain, which has a 400-volt 200kW electric motor mounted to the frame beneath the bonnet.

Power is sent to all four wheels through a selectable two-speed transmission.

The 24 lithium-ion battery modules are enclosed in a custom case, mounted at the rear of the passenger cabin.

No range numbers are available as this is a one-time only.

Mopar has used the Jeep CJ Surge electric motor concept “to explore efficient battery-electric propulsion systems for classic Jeep models” and hopes to use its engineering findings to provide a The propulsion system allows owners to convert their classic and current vehicles into zero-emissions vehicles.

While the power system shows how a classic Jeep can be electrified, the model’s aesthetic has also been overhauled.

Touted as the ‘true Jeep 4X4,’ the CJ Surge is fitted with 18×9-inch Black Rhino Solid wheels wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.

There are prominent fenders, while the CJ Surge has a two-inch lifter.

The classic CJ bodywork has had a light finish, with the body painted in bright orange Copper Canyon and featuring gloss black and Surf Blue accents and graphics.

Exterior upgrades include a custom roll cage, Jeep Performance Parts front winch, side tow hooks, amber LED fog lights and an EV charging port next to the driver’s door.

Inside, custom seats have been installed with the concept booster seat and feature black Sedoso fabric upholstery with houndstooth fabric inserts and Surf Blue stitching.

It received the center console from a Wrangler JK and a rotary knob, while the control panel shows how much power is left.

“The Jeep CJ Surge Concept explores a set of future zero-emissions propulsion systems and supports the mission,” said Mark Bosanac, Mopar Senior Vice President of Service, Parts and Customer Service, North America. of the Jeep brand to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world. care about.

Ford unveiled an electric barrel motor last year called the Eluminator, producing 210kW of power and 430Nm of torque. It’s the same electric motor used in a Mustang Mach-E GTand costs $4340 (US$6773) even though there are no batteries, control systems, or traction inverters needed to build a complete vehicle.

Chevrolet has also revealed an electric barrel motor called the eCrate.

The Jeep CJ Surge concept is one of three concepts shown by Mopar at SEMA in Las Vegas, along with two Ram models.

The Ram 1500 TRX Gold Shot takes the same as the TRX and adds a host of visual enhancements, including a unique black, yellow, and gold color scheme and 18×9.5-inch vintage bronze Rhinoceros Chamber wheels in black. Tailor-made on 37-inch BFGoodrich tyres. .

The Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept is a lighter, practical concept that features new RamPack compartments atop standard RamBox storage units on each side of the tub. They can be accessed via a carbon fiber hatch-style panel.

SEMA will run for the next four days with brands like Nissan is also set up to showcase the concepts at the show.

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