Ford is bringing these five cool concepts to SEMA 2018
And yes, they're all SUVs
With the current appetite customers show for SUVs of all sizes, there's no wonder Ford decided to include a mini-fleet made of such custom cars at its stand for SEMA 2018.
The first entry is Ford Performance's first take on an SUV, the Edge ST, with a SEMA-specific twist. That is, a slammed suspension, wide body kit and a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine imbued with a Mishimoto charged intercooler and MRT dual stainless exhaust. Rounding up the package is a set of 22-inch wheels and the shiny gloss blue body paint. Oh, we almost forgot about the Air Lift air suspension and carbon fiber steering wheel.
Entry number two started life as a 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4. For SEMA, though, it wears matte paint and custom steel wheels, while under the hood sits a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost mill twinned to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Numero tres is the Hulst Customs 2018 Destination Expedition, dubbed as "the ultimate SUV." Didn't we hear that before? Anyway, you're looking at a 2018 Ford Expedition Max 4x4 Limited sitting on Lexani forged wheels and Lexani tires. The paintwork is a custom grey hue provided by Industrial Finishes, the hood is also custom-made and the snowboard bindings you see on the roof come from Salomon.
Up next is a 2018 Explorer Sport tweaked by California-based MAD Industries for better handling, more handling power and, of course, more performance. We don't get to know the numbers, but the SUV features the Eibach PRO-PLUS handling pack and Power Stop brake pads and cross-drilled and slotted rotors. The body paint is a mix of BASF's Ruby Red and Jet Black.
Last but not least, the Tucci Designs Ford EcoSport (based on a 2018 EcoSport SES 4WD) boasts a K&N air filter, Borla custom exhaust, 3D-printed fender flares and a set of body parts designed by Tucci (rear diffuser, front and rear tubular bumpers). Check them out in the photo gallery above.