• Oct 19, 2007
click above image to view all of the SEMA-bound trucks and CUVs from Ford

Ford has already told us that its main focus at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas will be the new Focus. Nevertheless, the Blue Oval knows that the F-150 pays the bills and there's no faster growing segment than CUVs right now. As such, Ford will have a whole contingent of customized pickups and CUVs in Sin City at the end of month. On hand will be the Project 2008 F-150 FX-2 V2 sporting many items you can pick out from the Ford Racing parts catalogue, as well as set of nice looking 22-inch GT500-style wheels. There's also the 1951 F-Series pickup we told you about a while back that was completed by the Make-A-Wish foundation for cancer patient Justin Lilley. Then there's the standard SEMA fare, including a low-riding F-150 and one that's jacked high up off the ground, an Urban Rider Expedition and Onyx black Navigator, and customized versions of the Edge, Escape and Lincoln MKX.

Check them all out in the gallery below, along with Ford's own descriptions of what each has to offer the discerning tuner.

[Source: Ford]



PRESS RELEASE:

FORD CROSSOVERS AIM TO FUEL UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH WITH VEHICLE PERSONALIZATION

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 19 – Ford is blowing the doors off the competition in crossover sales growth this year, with a 52 percent sales increase in 2007 versus last year, but the company is continuing to push the segment's limits at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.

Specially tuned and tarted up Ford Edge, Escape and Lincoln MKX models will be featured at the annual aftermarket extravaganza in Las Vegas on Oct. 30.

"CUVs continue to be the fastest-growing vehicle segment in the U.S., and we want to make sure buyers know there will be abundant personalization choices for them," said Kim Irwin, vehicle personalization and accessory manager. "By working with some of the best after market up-fitters and customizers, we are offering our Escape, Edge and Lincoln MKX buyers some dramatic interpretations of their vehicles."

The aftermarket industry also continues to grow every year with revenues expected to reach $40 billion by the end of 2007. The Ford F-150 is the most modified truck in the industry. More than half of Ford truck customers personalize their trucks. F-150 along with the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator will round out


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  • 8 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      The MKX custom looks hot. I also like the Edge, but as was said, it would look better with a different color. I also like the F-150 FX-2. Everything else is meh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Escape looks good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Edge with a better colour would look great.
      Well, I think so at least.

      The rest seem a little chunky and incompete though.

      I'm thinking that F-150 should be regular cab and a flare side box. Yes, that would be nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It would be difficult to be outdone by a 7 year old model with recently applied lipstick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What?! No new Mustangs? If they aren't carefull they may go a whole week without a new special edition Mustang. The Edge looks good, the lincolns are fugly.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love the Navigator, the FX2 F150, the Expedition, and the 51' Ford Truck!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh great, more Ford special editions. When is Ford going to learn? Where are the 200 Mustang special editions?

      NO MORE SPECIAL EDITIONS!

      What a bunch of fools.


      /sarcasm

      Escape looks cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the F150, it just needs some ground effects and be lower. The rims are awesome!!!!!