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.