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Jeep CJ Surge idea revealed forward of SEMA debut | Autocar India

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The Mopar-engineered Jeep CJ Surge comes with an electrical powertrain; relies on the Jeep CJ-7 SUV.

Jeep has launched the primary set of photographs and particulars of the retro-styled Jeep CJ Surge idea.  This new idea electrical SUV will make its public debut in North America on the Speciality Gear Market Affiliation (SEMA) present within the US later this week. 

  • Jeep CJ Surge is a restomod idea primarily based on Jeep CJ-7
  • Jeep CJ Surge gets 266hp EV powertrain
  • Will probably be concept-only for now

Jeep CJ Surge: retro seems with EV powertrain

The Jeep CJ Surge SUV idea, designed and engineered by automobile customisation offshoot Mopar, has gained an electrical powertrain instead of the mannequin’s commonplace in-line six petrol engine and has obtained an eye catching visible overhaul. It now produces 266hp, across the identical as the usual V6 Jeep Wrangler, with energy provided from a 50kWh rear-mounted battery. Energy is distributed to all 4 wheels, managed by a two-speed automated transmission.

Jeep CJ Surge: rugged bits with present automotive styling

The idea SUV is fitted with 18-inch wheels matched with a set of 35-inch BF Goodrich off-road tyres. It additionally features a two-inch thick windscreen, in addition to a carry equipment that may elevate its suspension by as much as two inches. A winch, underbody safety and LED foglights provided by Jeep’s Efficiency Components division additionally bolster its terrain-conquering means. The CJ Surge’s rear storage mattress contains a roll cage, whereas the outside has been given a vivid orange ‘Copper Canyon’ paint end.

In the meantime, blue detailing on the idea’s bodywork and alloys allude to its all-electric underpinnings and loosely resemble the design of the just lately revealed Jeep Avenger 4×4 and the Jeep Wrangler Magneto ideas, each of which had been revealed earlier this 12 months. Houndstooth seat accents and a bespoke steering wheel characteristic contained in the cabin, whereas a gauge on the instrument cluster informs the driving force of the remaining stage of cost.

Jeep CJ Surge: one-off idea for now

The Jeep CJ Surge idea EV is a restomod exercise primarily based on the usual petrol-powered Jeep CJ-7 SUV and is a one-off idea for the SEMA present. Jeep has not confirmed whether or not it’ll promote factory-EV conversions on current older Jeep SUVs. 

The model has just lately taken the wraps off the Avenger EV idea, which can be its smallest SUV thus far. Learn extra on that right here.

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