2017 SEMA Show: Ford Preview

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With the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show ready to take over Las Vegas Tuesday through Friday, each of the big pickup truck makers will have several vehicles dressed up in mild to wild attire. Some will be lifted and others slammed, while still others will defy explanation. That's why providing photos or videos of the really special pickups is important.

We thought you'd like to see some of the vehicles on display next week, so we're sharing these drawings from Ford that depict the pickups it will have on hand. We'll have to wait until the show starts to see whether the actual trucks look similar to these renditions. For now, here are a few examples of what we'll see at the Las Vegas Convention Center and a brief list of their parts and pieces.

 

1. Project SD126: No Mission Is Impossible

2017 F250 BDS SD126-final II

  • 2017 Ford F-250 XLT 4x4 regular cab
  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8, six-speed automatic TorqShift
  • Dana 60 10-lug, 42-inch tires

 

2. Lightning Fast Meets High Performance

2018 F150 Air Design II

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x2 SuperCrew
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, 10-speed automatic, cat-back exhaust
  • Lowered by Air Design with 22-inch wheels

 

3. Modern Adventurer: Adventure With a Purpose

2018 F150 ARE MODERN ADVENTURER II

  • 2018 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, 10-speed automatic, Fox shocks
  • James Baroud roof-top pop-up tent

 

4. Ready for Adventure, Wherever the Road Leads

2018 F150 CJ Pony_V2 (1) II

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, 10-speed automatic, 7-inch ReadyLift
  • Stealth Fighter front bumper, rock sliders, T-Rex grille

 

5. A Race-Inspired Pickup With Attitude

2018 F150 RK Sport II

  • 2018 Ford F-150 XLT 4x2 SuperCab
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, 10-speed automatic, K&N cold-air intake
  • Carbon-fiber hood, splitter, grille, rocker panels, spoiler, roll pan

 

6. 2018 Tjin Edition: The Tradition Continues

2018 F150 Tjin II

  • 2018 Ford F-150 XLT 4x2 SuperCrew
  • 5.0-liter V-8, 10-speed automatic, Baer Grizzly six-piston calipers
  • Custom air suspension, MX tonneau, leather seats by Katzkin

 

7. More Power, More Fun, More Muscle

2018 F150 RTR F150 Front_v10 II

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew
  • 5.0-liter V-8, 10-speed automatic, MagnaFlow performance exhaust
  • Extended double-wishbone suspension, heavy-duty springs

 

8. This Adventure Rig Is a Smooth Operator

Operator - 2017 F250 Updated Rendering II

  • 2017 Ford F-350 Lariat 4x4 crew cab
  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8, six-speed automatic, MagnaFlow performance exhaust
  • 2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat X LTD side-by-side

 

Cars.com lead image by Mark Williams; Manufacturer illustrations 

 

 

Comments

Right away, must report Ford first and that's all.

Ford first and that's all. Posted by: oxi | Oct 28, 2017

@oxi

It must really suck being a Toyota trucks fan lately. With any luck Toyota will come up with some real improvements to the Tundra and Tacoma next year. In the meantime hang on.

Dear Santa....,
Please bring me number 1, 3, 4, 7, or 8.
I've been a good boy...

Top orange truck is hideous, the rest aren't bad but nothing special.
I did notice the rendering of the red one (#3) looks just like an older suburban. LOL.
Follow the leader. Haha

@ papajim,

You must not know about SEMA much?

Plenty of great looking Toyota's at this show, stop with your blind hatred of Toyota, you sound like a liberal.

And Toyota builds solid trucks, I ordered my 2016 from the factory through my local dealer.

My 2010 expedition Tacoma turns heads all of the time.

Nice!!!!

1. Project SD126: No Mission Is Possible

2 Lightning Slow Meets Wanna Be Performance

3 Modern Adventurer: Adventure With No Purpose To Dealer Ship

4. Ready for Adventure, The Road Leads To Every Repair Shop

5 A Race-Inspired Pickup With No Attitude

6. 2018 Tjin Edition: The Roll Junk Tradition Continues

7. No Power, No Fun, More Middle Life Ford Girls Crisis

8. This Adventure Rig Is a Useless Ford.

HAHAHAHAHAHA! That sums it up pretty much, junk more trash from Ford.

My only take on this is without help from outsiders, the BIG 3 can't build anything imaginative. Toyota does need to create 'FAKE' projects to keep their trucks REAL.

Haters are always gonna be haters.

Why do these new ford carry so much chevy DNA?

Wow. Renderings.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20171027/OEM11/171029775/u-s-probes-ford-fusion-cars-over-steering-wheels-that-may-detach

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it was opening a preliminary investigation into 841,000 Ford Motor Co. vehicles over concerns the steering wheels may get detached while the cars are in motion.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Junk!

SEMA reminds me of fashion shows where, in an industry that is lazy and has run out of ideas run by people who need to be shocked in order to feel anything, brings out people wearing underwear on their heads and dresses grown men in lingerie and sees that as "progress". The auto industry is the same way. I can only look at so many violently orange trucks with chrome underneath and unusably offset wheels before I stop caring. Most of the trucks on there are totally useless and with the exception of #7 and 8 I would be so embarrassed to be seen in any of them that my face would be redder than the Akira-red on #3 and 5 that was dredged up from 30 years ago.

Does Ford pay you guys to shill for them monthly or per article? I sure hope you aren't doing it for free.

My 2010 expedition Tacoma turns heads all of the time. Posted by: oxi | Oct 28, 2017

@oxi

There was a really fat girl in my old neighborhood. Green hair, bad teeth, covered in tatoos (before tats were cool). She turned a lot of heads too, just not in a good way.

Good luck with your 2010 Tacoma.

Just curious. Did you ever have it undercoated?

I can't get over how ugly the front end of these new Fords look, and modifying them doesn't improve the look any...

I like number 4. That is one cool rig!

I read rumblings of overland type people flirting with full size. I do wish SEMA would pick up on that. Maybe it isn't happening. We'll see if the mid-size USDM diesel trucks from Chevy and eventually Ford put any dents in the Toyota-heav overland aftermarket scene.

@johnny doe -

Three words:

Ignition Recall Settlement.

"Does Ford pay you guys to shill for them monthly or per article? I sure hope you aren't doing it for free."

It is called "presstitution"

Gotta suck teat to keep access to that corporate press fleet.



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