The annual SEMA show is usually when the Big Three pull the curtain back on some of their slickest parts, projects and concepts. And, even in the face of an online-only event this year, they did not disappoint.
So let’s take a look at what Chevy, Ford, and Mopar stuck inside their virtual “booths.”
The word for the day is “eCrate.” In what could be a game-changing tech leap, Chevy unveiled an electric drivetrain conversion package based on the Chevy Bolt EV.
And they stuffed it in a wicked-cool 1977 Blazer K5.
Could this usurp the LS as the swap-of-choice in the near future? Maybe—Chevy’s been developing electric retrofit concepts for a few years now, so there’s plenty of momentum behind the idea.
But the Bowtie isn’t abandoning the internal combustion engine any time soon. It brought a portfolio of Chevrolet Performance parts to the table for the Corvette, Colorado and Tahoe/Suburban too.
Hey, did ya hear that Ford brought the Bronco back?
Of course you did. So it’s no surprise that Ford teased an extensive catalog of aftermarket parts for the reborn off-roader and it’s stablemate the Bronco Sport. Expect things like tube doors, winches, lighting, tops and all manner of storage accessorizes to be released once the Bronco is out in the wild.
Not to be outdone, the Blue Oval also showcased its electric future, dropping some footage of its Mach-E 1400 prototype magically turning tires into smoke.
Ford didn’t forget about the Mustang and F-150 either, displaying a healthy complement of Ford Performance Parts available for its bread-and-butter lineup.
Ram got things started with the reveal of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX and its supercharged 6.2L V8 that’s cranking out 702 horsepower. It was accompanied by a wide spectrum of Ram-backed accessories, ranging from floor mats to tonneau covers.
Dodge brought its 797-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye to the party. It’s good for a 10.6-second 1/4-mile, making it the fastest production Charger ever.
There’s a new Dodge SRT Durango on the scene too, complete with a 180 MPH top speed and 8,700-pound towing capacity—not at the same time, of course.
Personal expression was the name of the game for Jeep, and it showed off an impressive stack of accessory catalogs for the Wrangler, Gladiator, Renegade, Grand Cherokee and Compass.
And, if you’re sensing a theme here, it’s electrification. Jeep’s got an electric Wrangler in the works and it teased some video to prepare us for its release.
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