Fiat Chrysler is all about competition and appeal and now it’s joining other automakers in debuting its own Dodge sports car concept. You won’t see it in real life just yet, though. Gamers will get the first look in the popular Gran Turismo 6 video game. The concept, which is set for exclusive release, is a single-seat hybrid powertrain concept vehicle.
Other automakers have already made their mark in the game. Infiniti, Peugeot, VW, Renault’s Alpine, MINI, Lexus, Chevrolet, and Subaru, just to name a few, already have Vision GT concepts available virtually. Now, with the SRT Tomahawk Vision, Fiat Chrysler will join the competition.
While it’s just a concept at this point, there is a small chance that the concept could become a real life model. While doubtful it will hit mass market production, a real-life example isn’t out of the question. The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision and Nissan 2020 Vision have already been made into real-life models.
Interestingly, the last time the Tomahawk name was used was for a Dodge concept motorcycle at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. Even more interesting (and out of this world), the motorcycle stocked an 8.3-liter V10 Viper engine.
We here at Warsaw CDJR aren’t sure what to expect of this new concept but we’re excited either way!
The showroom is just not an appropriate venue for trying to impress Jeep enthusiasts. There, they could only appreciate how a Jeep looked. And while that is highly important, enthusiasts need to see a Jeep in action to appreciate it.
That’s why Jeep travels to the annual Easter Rally in Moab, Utah every year, towing along all sorts of concepts. According to Mike Manley, CEO of the Jeep brand, “We go to this legendary event to showcase our latest Jeep production vehicles as well as a variety of new ideas in our concept vehicles.”
The Jeep Chief is “a modern-day Jeep Wrangler dressed up to look like a big 1970s Jeep Cherokee” with a “surf vibe.”
The Jeep Wrangler Africa, outfitted for a challenging safari, has an extended rear-body and “a high-clearance steel front bumper with winch.”
The Jeep Staff Car was made for Jeep enthusiasts who may also be military enthusiasts. This concept looks much like a military Jeep, austere, with “open-air interior without doors with plain steel wheels, military-style headlights and a desert-tan paint job.”
CEO Manley says that Jeep expects to “delight our most loyal enthusiasts.” With these concepts, it shouldn’t be too hard.
In November, Las Vegas isn’t just the city of sin—it is also the city of aftermarket modifications. Each year, the SEMA Show turns Las Vegas into the place to be for carmakers and aftermarket tuners from around the world. This year, carmakers are once again looking to show off their models’ modifications and Jeep is no exception. With two Renegade concepts in the wings, the American carmaker is ready to take on this year’s the competition.
The first Renegade concept, called Frostbite, shows the small SUVs cool side with a white exterior that adds a bit of ice with blue front grille surroundings; partially blue wheels, and blue mirror caps. Inside the cabin, this Arctic theme continues with pearl-colored seats. The Mopar roof rack gives the outdoorsy-types the ability to carry their skis and snowboards, while a rock rail guard keeps the Renegade protected from, well, rocks.
If the Frostbite Renegade concept is made for winter, then Riptide is perfect for those beachy summers. The Vibrance Grandeur Blue paint job catches the eye with ease, while black accents enhance the blue color. This eye-popping blue color continues in the interior, where white accents add a nice contrast.
While these two Renegade concepts at 2014 SEMA aren’t available on the market, you can still create a personalized version of this Jeep at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Make sure you stop in to our dealership today and see just how you can create your own Renegade concept!