Over the weekend, the Jeep® design team and Mopar released a sketch of a new concept vehicle that the brands planned to debut during the virtual SEMA360 show this year. We originally thought that this might be one of the concept vehicles originally scheduled for the Easter Moab Jeep Safari that was canceled earlier this year. It appears that we were right, as the “Top Dog” name that adorns the concept is one of those original trademarked just before the event.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept features some of the Mopar brand’s latest Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) custom accessories, to help turn this midsize pickup into the ultimate mountain biker’s off-road rig.
“Loaded with nearly 20 Jeep Performance Parts, we built this go-anywhere Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept for passionate mountain bike enthusiasts,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – North America. “Across the entire Jeep lineup, we offer more than 500 quality-tested, factory-backed parts, and accessories.”
“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,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “Mopar’s new Top Dog Concept results in even more clever functionality and versatility for Jeep Gladiator.”
The Top Dog Concept, painted in a “K-9 Blue” exterior color, adds even more cargo capacity by ditching the Gladiator’s small stature cargo box and replacing it with a custom PCOR flatbed storage system. The storage system features pull-out drawers to store tools and other parts that mountain bikers need on their adventure. The system also includes slick interior storage shelves, lots of power outlets, and exterior lighting to get the job done even when the trail is dark. A battery-powered refrigerator and electric hot-dog roller grille make sure that this ride can also provide quick meals for those on the go.