Mopar displays three modified Jeep models at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 15, 2015

Mopar has unveiled three modified Jeep vehicles at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The trio -- Jeep Cherokee KrawLer, Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser– were all modified with selected parts and accessories aimed at showing customers how the brand can help personalize their trips.

First off, Mopar picked and modified the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to become the Jeep Cherokee KrawLer, empowered to confront even the toughest driving conditions.

The KrawLer has rock crawling capabilities to tackle harsh off-road challenges. Its name features the capital “K” and “L,” referring to the KL code used to indicate the Cherokee nameplate. Mopar further raised the ride of the KrawLer to suit it for extreme off-road driving.

This was achieved by fitting the Trailhawk with Mopar equipment like special suspension, wider fenders, skid plates, BFGoodrich KM2 255/80/17 off-road tires and rock rails. It is powered by a 272-hp 3.2 V6 Pentastar mated to an automatic nine-speed transmission.

KrawLer features “Jeep Active Drive Lock” four-wheel drive with low range and rear differential lock. In terms of styling, the KrawLer features a military-inspired matte-green body color complemented by quartz grey interior and exterior details.

On the other hand, Mopar is showcasing its own version of the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk at Frankfurt. This special “Moparized” Renegade Trailhawk features two rear tow hooks, 17-inch aluminum alloy rims and underbody skid plates.

It also features exclusive black mirror caps that contrast with the Anvil-colored livery and special side stickers. Mopar also customized the Renegade Trailhawk’s cabin, implementing modifications like sporty pedals and Jeep design mats.

This Mopar version of the Renegade Trailhawk is fitted with accessories specially designed to boost its renegade off-road spirit. Mopar’s lineup at Frankfurt is completed by the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser, which has a name derived from its exclusive matte orange paintwork.

Accessories by Mopar which are fitted on the Rubicon Sunriser include a four-inch suspension lift kit, half doors, and bumpers with a double tow hook on the front. Mopar also installed LED lights between the A-pillar and windscreen.

The Rubicon Sunriser’s daytime running lights and rear light clusters also feature LED technology. Its cabin features black leather with matte fluorescent orange trim to match the vehicle’s body color. It is powered by a 2.8 CRD engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Rubicon Sunriser is also fitted with an engine skid plate and beadlock wheels, rigging the tire bead to the rim. By doing so, it prevents any unintentional tire removal that typically occurs when the tire’s air pressure is very low and the vehicle is running over obstacles like rocks or mud.

Having trademarked this equipment in 1937 upon the launch of an antifreeze product, Mopar made its name known in the 1960s. Mopar Performance Parts began as a company that improves speed and handling but it eventually included technical service and customer support.

Mopar is now part of FCA as the carmaker’s service, parts and customer-care brand. The brand now distributes over 500,000 parts and accessories in more than global 150 markets through over 50 parts distribution centers and 27 customer-contact hubs.

Since Mopar parts are developed together with the same teams responsible for creating factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles, the brand can offer accessories and performance parts that other aftermarket parts company can’t.

Press Release

Mopar at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Mopar brand revealed today at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) a trio of Jeep® branded show vehicles modified with a selection of parts and accessories. The Jeep Cherokee KrawLer, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser and Jeep Renegade Trailhawk demonstrate how Mopar can help personalize the customer journey for owners around the globe.

Jeep Cherokee KrawLer
Based on the Trailhawk model, the Jeep Cherokee KrawLer was created to tackle the toughest driving conditions — as the name suggests by hinting at the vehicle’s “rock crawler” capabilities for navigating harsh off-road obstacles. The capital “K” and “L” in the name refer to the KL code that identifies the Cherokee nameplate.

The ride is raised for extreme off-road use with Mopar equipment including special suspension, BFGoodrich KM2 255/80/17 off-road tires, wider fenders, skid plates and rock rails. The Cherokee KrawLer sports a special, military-inspired matte-green body color accented with quartz grey interior and exterior details. The KrawLer is powered by a 3.2 V6 Pentastar 272 horsepower engine, automatic nine-speed transmission and “Jeep Active Drive Lock” four-wheel drive with low range and rear differential lock.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser features exclusive matte orange paintwork (hence the name), in addition to a host of Mopar accessories such as bumpers with a double tow hook on the front, a 4-inch suspension lift kit and half doors. The Sunriser also showcases LED lights fitted between the A-pillar and windscreen to complete the look. LED technology is also implemented for the daytime running lights and rear light clusters. The interior is wrapped in black leather customized with matte fluorescent orange trim, matching the color of the body.

The vehicle includes an engine skid plate and beadlock wheels, which fix the tire bead to the rim to prevent unintended tire removal, especially when running with very low pressure and tackling tricky obstacles such as rocks, sand or mud. The Sunriser is powered by a 2.8 CRD engine combined with a five-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
Rounding out the Mopar customized line-up at Frankfurt is a special “Moparized” version of the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. This one-of-a-kind Trailhawk is equipped with 17-inch aluminium alloy rims, underbody skid plates, two rear tow hooks and exclusive black mirror caps that nicely contrast with the Anvil-colored livery and special side stickers.

Inside, the customization includes sporty pedals and Jeep design mats. All Mopar accessories are specifically designed to enhance the adventurous spirit of this version of the Renegade, which is most suited to off-roading.

About Mopar Brand
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked in 1937 with the launch of an antifreeze product, but it truly made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era. From Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, the brand soon expanded to include technical service and customer support.

Today, Mopar is FCA’s service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 27 customer-contact hubs globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for FCA brands.

Mopar parts are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles. This offers a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at www.mopar.com.

 

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