- Oct 19, 2007
SEMA Preview: Ford Trucks and CUVs not to be outdone by Focus
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.
Ford Edge by MRT-Direct Ford F-150 by ATS Design Ford F-150 by K Daddyz Kustoms FMS Escape Make-A-Wish 1951 F-Series Lincoln MKX by Barry's Speed Shop 2008 F-150 FX-2 Sport Urban Rider Expedition
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