Overland exploration is theme for most of the customized pickups and vans
Ford has released images previewing the customized Ranger and Transit vehicles that will be part of its showcase at the SEMA Show next month in Las Vegas.
“The automotive aftermarket space continues to grow at a tremendous pace from powerful street machines to the latest trends in overlanding and off-road,” Eric Cin, global director of Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories, is quoted in the automaker’s news release.
“The Ranger and Transit are great fits for this space, capable of being modified in countless ways to give owners the flexibility to make their vehicle as unique as they are.”
Ford said it will display more than 50 vehicles at the annual show of automotive aftermarket products. Included will be a Tjin Edition Ford Ranger, a wide and lowered street-ready pickup by the father-and-son team of Neil and Collin Tjin, and the RTR Rambler Ford Ranger designed for “tactical performance” off pavement with a SkyRise tent and integrated snowboard-support capsule.
Also, the Yakima Ford Ranger with Fox-tuned off-road suspension, Warn winch, 33X9-inch BFG tires and a 4-bike carrier; the Advanced Accessory Concepts Ford Ranger with a 3.5-inch lift kit and all sorts of under-body protection for off-road exploration; the Hellwig Ford Ranger, also with a lift kit, 17-inch Icon Compression wheels, and an assortment of off-road gear, including solar power, Tepui hard-shell tent and Trail Kitchens stove; and the Ford Performance Parts Ranger with an array of accessory parts.
Modified Transits include a 12-passenger SpeedVegas model lowered 5 inches, equipped with Brembo brakes and Momo seating, and the Polvoorde Racing/Outside Van, a go-anywhere version of off-road racer Christopher Polvoorde with off-the-grid living accommodations for four and space for mounting mountain bikes, snowboards, paddleboards, kayaks and other outdoor gear.The Polvoorde vehicle rides on rotating triangular treads rather than conventional tires.
The SEMA Show, a trade show closed to the public, runs November 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.