The 11 best adventure vehicles at the show: 2023 SEMA Show
I was invited and hosted by SEMA to attend this year’s show. It’s my 10th SEMA show, even Owning my own car is on display Three times in the past.
With about 160,000 people in attendance, 2,100 vendors, and a few thousand vehicles, the show was massive. It is not only one of the largest trade shows in the world, but also the largest car show in the world. It is specifically a trade show for the automotive aftermarket. But that’s slowly changing to also include a lot of public interaction around the automotive aftermarket industry, like this year Sima Festival.
As usual, I walked through almost every inch of the show to find you the most interesting adventure cars on display. Let’s dive into what I discovered!
Also be sure to check out GearJunkie’s best-in-show product picks for SEMA 2023.
Top 11: SEMA 2023 Adventure Vehicles Show
The Way Chose Me Shelter II Jeep Camper
Dan Greek (The path chose me) traveled the world for many years in a variety of jeeps. His latest design, “to explore a new part of the world that has never been visited before,” is based on the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel.
What really sets it apart from other overland Jeeps is the custom compound The second refuge The cart is on the back. The camper features Arctic Tern (windows, vents, and door), Renogy solar power, a diesel heater, and an all-new custom Goose Gear locker system. Will have a full high and low bed system coming soon.
The Jeep is also equipped with a complete set of I.V Parts, 35″ Yokohama tires, warning winch, Lightforce lights, RhinoRack roof rack.
RRE Global 4×4 Sprinter Chassis-Cab Camper
RRE Global A 5-ton ultra-strong Mercedes Sprinter single cab chassis was purchased in the United States and shipped to Germany. There I got full Iglhaut four-wheel drive Treatment, which includes a convenient two-speed all-wheel drive system and three lockers. The car now rolls on 34-inch wheels and is fitted with custom tires Boxing factory The vehicle is equipped with a lot of advanced equipment.
Think of this vehicle more as a yacht on wheels than a pickup truck. If you wanted to recreate this version, it would cost you around $450,000.
Rising Off the Grid Megatron F550 Supertramp Bowser
While there are plenty of campers out there on a Ford F550 chassis, few are as compact and capable as the new Megatron built Camp Supertramp And Height off the grid. Huge tires and Liquid springs The suspension is just the beginning of the off-road capability upgrades.
This hard-sided stroller is about 4 feet shorter than most strollers in this category, giving it a much better departure angle. The wagon’s lines are designed to mimic and complement the truck’s lines, and I think they do a good job. The carriage body is made from a six-piece mold using a vacuum infusion process and is finished with glass windows.
Deliveries of the Megatron are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2024, priced at around $500,000.
74 Welding/RockSlide Engineering Tacoma
The design of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma features a host of new features Rockslide Engineering Products — front bumper, slide out/drawer, back drawer, bed rack, etc. — and 74 Welding Portal axes. An electric motor in the bed allows the fun to continue when the track gets too narrow for the truck.
Fox koh bronco factory
jason shearer, King of hammers Help the racer build and tune a complete kit for a side-by-side Ford Bronco Fox factory a team. Now, this fully equipped build – 37s, full sled, tube shocks, winch, etc. – is available at your local Ford dealer with a full factory warranty and ready to tackle some serious terrain. It’s called the Fox Factory KOH Bronco and it’s priced at around $130,000.
AEV GMC Sierra Grande Concept
American mission vehicles (AEV) arrived at the 2023 SEMA Show with a concept vehicle showcasing a full lineup of new parts it makes for GMC and Chevrolet Heavy Duty (HD) pickups. It may sound familiar, because it’s basically GMC’s version of what AEV did with the RAM HD before.
The concept is called the AEV GMC Sierra Grande and is based on the 2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X Single Cab with a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel. It has front skid plates, IFS, and transmission protection, along with the prototype’s massive winch bumper.
Speaking of winches, it has one in the front and one in the back, under the custom 8-foot aluminum tray. New 40-inch BFG tires are wrapped around AEV Salta XD wheels and mounted under AEV HighMark fender flares. The build is completed with an AEV snorkel.
Although it’s just a concept, AEV could easily bring the Sierra Grande to market in limited quantities, as it has done in the past with a single cab, tray bed, and RAM variant. Either way, expect to see most parts of this concept truck Your local AEV dealer In 2024.
the Vanderhall Brawley It is a two-door, four-seat all-electric UTV. It has everything from heated seats, a heated and air-conditioned cab, and four-wheel steering, to 404 horsepower, 480 pound-feet of torque, and up to 200 miles of range.
The Brawley has been in development for more than two years and will be on the market in early 2024. Production takes place in Provo, Utah. Pricing starts at around $47,000. As shown at SEMA, it’s priced at about $52,000, including aftermarket wheels and tires (37s).
Toyota FJ Bruiser
This monster a Land Cruiser It was displayed at Toyota’s booth at the 2023 SEMA show, and is called the FJ Bruiser. It’s a full-tube rock-crawling race truck with 725 horsepower, and a 358 cubic inch TRD NASCAR V8 under the hood. The custom parts list is extensive. It’s undoubtedly a capable machine, running 42s, but you’d have to be crazy to be able to experience the beautiful and classic 1966 FJ45 pickup body.
The crazy feature of this design that has people talking is the rubber tracks on the bottom of the truck, instead of solid skid plates. this Camso track system They are actually operated and operated remotely from the cab, so the truck can be operated in high position situations. spot!
Forsberg Racing Nismo Off-Road Nora 500 Frontier Racing Trucks
the Forsberg Racing The Nismo Off Road NORRA 500 Frontier race truck — let’s say five times faster — was sitting on the SEMA show floor still covered in Baja dust. It had just won its class at the NORRA 500, and perhaps most impressively, it drove the car there and back again on the roads—and not trailered like most race cars.
this border It is covered in NISMO off-road parts Which you can purchase and install from your local Nissan dealer. Add a roll cage, belts, tools, spare parts and a radio system and you can even go racing in your Frontier truck.
Sierra Cars Eco
Sierra cars It debuted its full range of electric vehicles, called the Sierra Echo, which will go on sale in the spring of 2024. Prices start at $39,000. Three models will be offered at launch: Base, R and Block Edition (with additional safety features, special livery and additional wheels and tires).
These electric car models actually outperform the gas models that Sierra Cars has been developing and selling for a few years now. Think crazy lightweight, big power, racing parts. These cars are designed to drive fast and enjoy a wide range of terrain. They’re even street legal in a few states!
2024 Lexus GX 550+ Over Trail
this 2024 GX55O Overtrail The Lexus booth at SEMA 2024 caught my eye. It’s covered in high-quality aftermarket parts, which will be available at Lexus dealers in early 2024 through the new AAP program. All parts can be financed through the purchase of the vehicle and allow the vehicle to retain its factory warranty.