Concept Car of Pickup Truck
On October 30, 2019, in Michigan, the Mopar brand will showcase two new pickup concept cars that are custom-tailored using a unique combination of prototype parts and accessories from Mopar. The Ram 1500 Rebel OTG is a covered-themed car concept car. The Mopar Lowliner concept car is a redesigned 1968 Dodge D200 series pickup. They will be on display at the Professional Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in 2019. SEMA is the world's most important trade fair for automotive specialty products.
Mark Bosanak said: "These vehicles showcased MOPAR with new ideas to satisfy our passionate fans," "Whether covering a remote area or reinventing another classic design, MOPAR has many customers. The brand will also be attending the sema show in Las Vegas from November 5th to 8th. A total of 14 custom cars and hundreds of mopar products were displayed in a 15345 square foot exhibition at the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Customization of classic trucks is still a hot trend in the market. So Mopar designers chose a 1968 Dodge D200 series pickup truck to transform it into a low-floor concept car at this year's Sema show. Designers have significantly reduced the height of the chassis and extended the wheelbase for a more compelling stance. They also customized an electric tilt front to showcase the legendary 5.9-liter Cummins diesel engine. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The front axle of the low-altitude vehicle moves forward three inches on the frame, making the proportion of the entire car more coordinated. Custom air suspensions have been added to the front and rear axles, and the suspension has three modes: low, driving height and increased driving height.
The custom-designed wheels mimic the steel-printed wheels of the late 1960s with a “smoothie” look. The front wheels are 22" x 9.5" with 285/35-22 tires. The rear wheel measures 22 inches by 11 inches and uses 325/35-22 tires. In order to package the air suspension components and the relocated fuel cells, the floor of the truck base was raised by 6 inches. The concept car's wheel groove is 5 inches wide on each side to accommodate the rear tires. The designer streamlined the exterior to enhance the smooth appearance of the body. The original headlamps have been replaced by 7-inch LED headlamps. The rear of the low-profile chassis features custom taillights and integrated reversing lights to enhance the modernity of classic trucks. The Mopar Omega M logo has been installed on the front fender and a retro graphic is attached to the tailgate of the truck.
Inside Mopar, the original long seat is covered in orange leather and looks very worn. The top of the car is also leather, with a Mopar Omega M logo on it. The custom floor is a tan carpeted floor. The original 1968 steering wheel retained the original speaker ring cap. The instrument was replaced with seven custom MOPAR meters mounted on a unique aluminum plate. The top of the shift lever mounted on the floor is a translucent metal shifting ball with the Cummins logo.