Among its Mopar-modified products highlighted this week at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas were several Ram work trucks and the all-new ProMaster.
The Ram products included:
Ram Sun Chaser
Vibrance Orange Blast, with two-tone Brilliant Black paint, color this Ram 1500 Quad Cab. A unique concept Mopar roof rack, dubbed the "surf rack," and two adjustable support rails housed within the tracks of the truck's bed accommodate a long surfboard. As an added bonus, hooks on the side of the rails can also carry up to four boards. To wash off salt water or seaweed, Ram Sun Chaser's exclusive RamBox bed-side storage features a concept water tank equipped with a hose and a portable shower head, forming a makeshift shower kit that may be clipped on to the rack for a quick rinse. A bed step enables easy access to gear.
Surfers or paddle boarders can take a seat when taking off gear or waxing their board with the concept "Flip-Up" seat-back tailgate, which converts into a bench by folding back towards the cab of the truck. New concept 17 x 8-inch beadlock wheels with color-keyed rings, concept flares with exposed fasteners and modified black tubular side-step rails fit the sand-dune-ready theme of the vehicle. Orange tow hooks, a satin badge and spray-on bedliner are also added by Mopar.
Inside, Katzkin leather seats feature stitching accented to match the Vibrance Orange Blast paint, as well as the dash, display bezels and door inserts. Sill guards and all-weather mats also accent the interior. Powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI engine, the Ram hits the sand with a sport performance hood, a 2-inch performance lift kit and a Mopar cat-back exhaust.
Ram Dually Case Work Truck
Working with a Ram 3500 regular cab powered by a diesel engine, the Ram Dually Case Work Truck is finished in Case "Bulldozer Orange" paint and showcases the utility of the Ram with a construction-industry theme that also calls out the Ram brand's ties to Case and the FIAT industrial group.
The truck utilizes pickup box utility rails to securely transport oversize work equipment as well as "surf rack" style hoops to carry additional construction material or equipment. A unique split pullout bedliner slides out and morphs into a workbench and may be used to reach items located in the rear of the bed. The brawn of the Ram Dually is amplified with a Power Wagon hood and Case graphics on the body.
Additional Mopar accessories utilized in the build include heavy-duty rear splash guards and power running boards. The interior color mirrors the exterior with orange-accent Katzkin seat and door trim. Mopar all-weather mats protect the floor.
Using the ProMaster H2 (High Roof) as a starting point, the Ram ProMaster demonstrates its potential versatility as a mobile garage and a weekend race-support vehicle.
The exterior pledges its allegiance to Team Mopar, with white body paint dressed up with unique Mopar graphics, including the Mopar Performance logo in grey and a Mopar Blue stripe. The ProMaster leads the way to the racetrack, pulling a Fiat 500 race car and trailer with the assistance of a Mopar hitch receiver and trailer-tow wiring harness. Unique wheels transport the ProMaster, matching the paint and design of the race-car wheels. Heavy-duty splash guards at the front and rear protect the ProMaster, and a Mopar Design badge adds flair.
The spacious cargo compartment of the ProMaster carries critical elements needed to assist a racer during weekend battles at the strip or the circle track. PSE toolboxes, bins, spare tires and other vital race equipment fill the cargo area, which is customized with Mopar Blue accents to drive home the Mopar "rolling garage" interior theme. To brighten up the cargo compartment and help locate equipment, cargo-area lighting is utilized, and a rear-cargo liner helps protect the bed from wear and tear. The ProMaster is also upgraded with a power inverter, WiFi and the Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS).
Up front, the seats receive the Katzkin treatment, with frost leather on the main seat area, surrounded by Katzkin charcoal leather, and the Mopar Blue logo embroidered on the head rests. Mopar Blue stripes, like those on the exterior, accent the inside door sills.