2010-03-21 04:13:02
If you're a car enthusiast, few things are more entertaining than a bevy of cool concepts, and throughout the decades Chrysler
2010 Dodge Power Wagon Concept
Once cool looking truck, the Power Wagon Concept can live up to its Baja-beating styling. (Photo: Dodge)
group has served up some of the best anywhere. 

In a recent announcement, Chrysler's Mopar parts division will unveil four new concepts at the 44th Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah on March 27.  The lineup will include the Jeep Patriot Extreme, Jeep Wrangler J7, Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss, and Ram Power Wagon. 

Power Wagon?  Doesn't that model already exist?  Correct, it does and has been available since the 2010 Heavy Duty 2500/3500 launched last year, but the big four-door truck appears to be shortened to two-door configuration in this iteration and modified with cool matte black paint, covering the hood, roof, grille, lower fascia and rockers, plus the wheels, highlighted by twin neon green stripes that flow
Jeep Patriot Extreme
Now here's a Patriot that looks ready to tackle the wild unknown. (Photo: Jeep)
along the hood, up the A-pillars and across the roof, while circling each wheel.  The bed has been modified to include a full-size spare tire rack. 

While the current production Ram Power Wagon is fully capable of rivaling Ford's new SVT Raptor off-road, the blue-oval has the war won on style.  This concept might be exactly what's needed to stir some attention up around the Power Wagon, and steel some SVT sales or at least give Mopar fans something to smile about. 

2010 Jeep J7 Concept
Cool... the J7 is one seriously tough Jeep! (Photo: Jeep)
Jeep Patriot Extreme, made most noticeable due to its matte black and bright orange two-tone paint scheme gets a two-inch Rocky Road Outfitters suspension lift, TJ 'Moab' 16-inch wheels and BF Goodrich KM2 tires to turn it into a real off-roader.  A Kicker audio system and roof-mounted snowboard rack complete the upgrade. 

As cool is the tuned Patriot is the Wrangler J7 is more of what real 4x4 enthusiasts want.  Start off with the Unlimited Rubicon trim level for four-door functionality with soft-top fun, and add in some orange and matte black paint (sense a recurring theme here?), a lift kit, larger wheels and tires, and at the very least you've got a seriously cool,
2010 Wrangler Trail Boss Concept
A Jeepster? The Wrangler Trail Boss Concept is an interesting take on the classic Jeep. (Photo: Jeep)
totally capable off-roader.  The release says that it's "designed to have the basic appeal of military-issued vehicles," and we think they've nailed other than the obvious inclusion of olive drab paint instead of orange. 

The Wrangler Trail Boss is "a two-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that is built for serious off-road duty," states the release, although the details are skimpy.  It looks more civilized than the J7, yet still sports a lift kit plus larger wheels and tires. 

While these aren't full-on concept cars featuring unique body designs or new advanced technologies, they are more likely to get the nod at least via components available through Mopar at your Chrysler dealer's parts counter.

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