So, ladies and gentlemen, here, introducing the latest volley in the Jeep v. Bronco battle for off-road superiority. It is the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept developed for the online aftermarket show by FCA producer Mark Mopar. Let’s have a view of the concept created for SEMA360.
This year’s, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) auto show will be online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, except that hasn’t prevented Mopar and Jeep from developing something cool and exotic in its own way. Typically, every year, Jeep produces special concepts to see how Jeep fans will respond. It is obvious, however, that the Jeep and Mopar designers have worked hard for The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept, which is produced for the hardcore lovers of mountain bikers.
The Top Dog Concept employs Jeep Performance Parts to build the Jeep Gladiator’s custom for the off-road package, which includes some fun and flighty add-ons but also some very severe upgrades to support dedicated bikers. The most important difference is the Jeep Top Dog Concept extends the gladiator’s back by substituting the cargo bed with a PCOR flatbed storage mode.
The Head of Mopar Service, FCA in North America, Mark Bosanac stated, “Loaded with nearly 20 Jeep Performance Parts, we built this go-anywhere Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept for passionate mountain bike enthusiasts. Across the entire Jeep lineup, we offer more than 500 quality-tested, factory-backed parts, and accessories.”
While, on the rider side, the extended cargo area has pullout storage to store tools and supplies that mountain bikers require when out on the trips. There also are some interior storage counters, light switches, and other power stocks are within range. So, now you can store as much as you can on your next trip.
The driver’s corner of the storage system comprised of the popular equipment, which is made to bring lots of attention to any vehicle program, but particularly SEMA. The storage has also a space for a battery-powered fridge and electric hot-dog broiler enthusiastic to entertain bikers before the next exhausting trail rides. Not bad, huh!
“Built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle and offering one-of-a-kind open-air freedom, Jeep Gladiator is the perfect canvas for Mopar to push the envelope even further with the addition of an array of Jeep Performance Parts. Molar’s new Top Dog Concept results in even more clever functionality and versatility for Jeep Gladiator,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand, and FCA.
Additionally, The Top Dog Concept also highlights a JPP two-inch lift kit that gives extended ground clearance, a precise way to get you out to the tracks. It even has 17-inch JPP Bead lock that is capable for 37-inch Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires and aluminum wheels. There we also have steel “high-top” frame flares used to give an additional space at every four corners.
The Top Dog Concept is coated with K-9 blue and the instrument panel harmonizes the body color throughout. Moreover, the steering wheel, armrests, parking brake handle, shifter boots, and black leather seats, are emphasized with blue stitching. The concept cover has black Mopar hood bars that highlight the Jeep Willys logo. Its parts snorkel accommodates in letting the air into the engine when off-road situations intimidate the normal air consumption.
Above the cab section, two racks give extra storage area for tools and equipment. A dual bike rack provides the bikers with an excellent way to carry mountain bikes to the tracks. The Jeep Gladiator Top Dog has a JPP Rubicon bumper, which operates a conceptual two-inch steel grille protector, and the independent JPP 8,000-lb-capacity Rubicon Warn winch that involves 100 feet of Spydura rope.
Well, we have another second Warn – the second one, which is fitted at the Jeep Gladiator’s rear side. It has loads of subtle touches and this latest Top Dog works well on the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with 260 lb.-Ft. of torque and 285 H.
However, it is unfortunate that SEMA had to drop its in-person even like every other auto show during this covid pandemic, still it is surpassing to see the artistic minds at Jeep still accelerating with full speed. Don’t you think?
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