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 4×4. 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 4×4 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.