Jeep has revealed a rugged electrical restomod idea primarily based on the traditional CJ and it’ll make its public debut on the Speciality Gear Market Affiliation (SEMA) present this week.
The Jeep CJ Surge, designed and engineered by car customisation offshoot Mopar, has gained an electrical powertrain rather than the mannequin’s commonplace in-line six petrol engine and has acquired an attention grabbing visible overhaul.
It now produces 262bhp, round the identical as the usual V6 Jeep Wrangler, with energy equipped from a 50kWh rear-mounted battery. Energy is shipped to all 4 wheels, managed by a two-speed automated transmission.
The idea is fitted with 18in wheels matched with a set of 35in BF Goodrich off-road tyres. It additionally good points a 2in-thick windscreen, in addition to a elevate equipment that may elevate its suspension by as much as 2in.
A winch, underbody safety and LED foglights equipped by Jeep’s Efficiency Elements division additionally bolster its terrain-conquering capacity.
The CJ Surge’s rear storage mattress includes a roll cage, whereas the outside has been given a shiny 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 Jeep Avenger 4×4 and the Jeep Wrangler Magneto ideas, each of which have 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 proprietor Stellantis says the CJ Surge was designed to additional its understanding of how current classics and off-roaders could be transformed for the transfer away from inside combustion.