Mopar ’14 Challenger Teased Ahead Of SEMA Debut
By John Beltz Snyder
October 16, 2013
Chrysler is teasing the Mopar ’14 car it will be presenting at the SEMA show in Las Vegas next month. This year, Mopar will be giving its annual treatment to the Dodge (or SRT?) Challenger.
Chrysler Group is staying tight-lipped concerning the details of the Mopar ’14 Challenger, but says that the car will be one of 20 customized vehicles on display in Sin City.
We can see some of the aesthetic treatment in the sole accompanying photo, but we can guess Mopar has dug deep into its catalog of parts to do some performance tweakage to the modified Challenger. Previous
Mopar cars have featured upgraded suspensions, exhausts, brakes, steering, and even a different final drive ratio in the Mopar ’11 Charger
. We’re hoping this year’s candidate will be tuned with the track in mind. After all, Mopar promises it will “instantly resonate with enthusiasts.”
Scroll down for more information in the press release, below.
Chrysler Group LLC Gives Sneak Peek of New Mopar ‘14
October 16, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today released an image of its new limited-edition Mopar ’14, which will debut at next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
“Our new Mopar ’14 will instantly resonate with enthusiasts,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “This limited-edition ride is for muscle-car fans who love high octane and customizable performance.”
The new Mopar ’14 will be one of 20 customized vehicles on display in the brand’s 15,300 square-foot exhibit. The limited-edition vehicle follows the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300, and Mopar ’13 Dart. In addition to custom vehicles, the brand will showcase new Jeep® Performance Parts from its newly created Mopar Off-Road Division. The SEMA Show runs Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes 280,000 parts and accessories. With the creation of the industrial alliance between Chrysler Group and FIAT SpA, Mopar is extending its global reach, integrating service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Mopar’s global portfolio includes more than 500,000 parts and accessories that are distributed in more than 130 markets. Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for Chrysler Group brands as well as FIAT brands.
Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler Group and FIAT vehicles – 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.
Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:
- Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with customers
- Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format. First to offer complete vehicle-information kits in Spanish
- Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
- Wireless charging: first to introduce in-vehicle wireless charging for portable devices
- Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
- wiAdvisor: first to provide factory-connected tablet technology in the service lane for instant vehicle diagnosis
- wiTech: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network
- 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
More than 75 Years of Mopar
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words Motor and PARts) was trademarked for antifreeze product in 1937. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s – the muscle-car era. The former Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth “package cars” equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of “special parts” for super-stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use. The brand has expanded to include technical service and customer support.