November 4, 2014 , Las Vegas – For a fifth consecutive year, the Jeep® Wrangler, Mopar’s most accessorized vehicle, has been recognized as the “Hottest 4×4-SUV” at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization in order to showcase the year’s coolest products.
The winning selection was determined with a survey of vehicles displayed by participating SEMA exhibitors on the convention floor. That simple metric helps identify an emerging trend as SEMA Show exhibitors choose to channel their investments into the cars they consider the top enthusiast prospects for the coming year, helping to drive the direction of an industry that generates $33 billion per year in the United States alone.
SEMA President and CEO, Chris Kersting presented the award to Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO—Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, at the SEMA Media breakfast.
“Data indicate that the availability of a wide range of accessories has a strong influence on new-car sales,” said Kersting. “By winning yet another SEMA Award for Hottest 4×4-SUV, the Jeep Wrangler reinforces its position as the off road vehicle best suited to reflect consumer’s individuality.”
“The Jeep Wrangler is our most accessorized vehicle and to have it awarded for a fifth consecutive year at SEMA demonstrates its popularity due to the quality of the vehicle along with that of the performance parts and accessories Mopar has developed for it,” Gorlier said. “It’s wonderful to see it keep winning accolades and reinforce the efforts we’ve made to keep adding quality Jeep Performance Parts to more than the 300 we already have available for this vehicle in order to provide even more options for personalization.”
“It’s a tremendous honor that Jeep Wrangler has once again been named the “Hottest 4×4-SUV” at the SEMA Show,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand. “Jeep Wrangler owners are the ultimate enthusiasts, and have always loved modifying their vehicles. Offering a unique, classic design and unmatched capability, Wrangler is the perfect platform for them to do so.”
The Jeep Performance Parts portfolio, created and offered by Mopar and Jeep, offers high-end, hard-core quality Jeep parts including axles, lift kits, bumpers, winches, skid plates and suspension components. These performance parts offer factory-engineered solutions to increase off-road performance.
The following are the among the newest Mopar parts and accessories available for the Jeep Wrangler:
Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch Lift Kit for Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit gives greater ground clearance and approach and departure angles to get over the tough obstacles on the trail. This new factory-engineered kit contains shocks and springs that are specifically tuned to the vehicle weight for better on-road handling. The new kit includes a high strength driveshaft for 2012 to 2015 model years. This driveshaft provides better articulation than other solutions in the aftermarket. The new kit uses durable production sway bar links, and component corrosion protection is equal to production vehicle standards. The kit also comes with a fun plywood packaging crate that fits in a two-door Jeep Wrangler, and can easily be reused for a coffee table or handy storage crate.
Jeep Performance Parts Heavy Duty 44 Series Rubicon Front Axle Housing
The Heavy Duty Dana 44 Rubicon front axle housing is a direct bolt in replacement for the production housing and features heavier wall axle tubes for greater strength than what a stock housing might offer. This is particularly beneficial to Jeep Wrangler owners that love to work their rides a little harder when they go off-road or have a heavy bumper with a winch mounted.
Jeep Performance Parts Front and Rear Axle Mounting Bracket Packages
Jeep Wrangler owners who prefer to fabricate and install their own axles now can buy the axle mounting brackets in one inexpensive kit. Each kit includes upper and lower control arm mounts, spring mounts and track bar mounts.
Jeep Custom Hood Decal
Owners can personalize the hoods of their Jeep Wrangler with pre-configured map decals of popular trails or by using an online customizable tool create their own topographical or street map graphics. Jeep custom hood decals are designed to exactly fit specific hood dimensions of 2007–2015 Jeep Wranglers. Durably produced with premium 3M films, the decals measure up to Mopar’s engineering quality standards for superior graphic performance and include a three-year warranty to guard against fading or manufacturer defect.