The Hottest Trucks at SEMA Are Ford F-Series Pickups
Once again, Ford F-Series pickups are officially the “Hottest Truck” at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The SEMA Award recognizes the most popular vehicles the organization’s members feature in their displays during the weeklong trade show.
Before this year’s show opened, SEMA officials walked the floor of the giant aftermarket expo and counted the number of trucks exhibited in booths. More Ford F-Series pickups are on display than any other truck ““ a testament to the popularity and appeal of Ford F-Series trucks with the aftermarket.
“We’re honored that more SEMA members use F-Series pickups than any other trucks as their featured platform to showcase their latest ideas and products at this important show,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.
Aftermarket exhibitors aren’t the only ones featuring Ford trucks in their booth. Ford is also featuring four F-Series trucks, showing off the extreme versatility of F-150 and Super Duty pickups.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Hulst Customs
“Black Mamba” Super Duty shows off the ultimate in luxury and style
with Hulst Customs-designed hood and grille with stainless steel mesh
insert, Hulst Customs side rockers and lower front fascia with LED
lighting by Radiantz. It also features suicide rear doors with Scissor
Doors billet hinge kit. Planet Color custom black paint along with 3M
Di-Nocâ„¢ stainless graphics differentiates the exterior. The interior
features Katzkin leather and Hulst Customs aluminum trim accents.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions (shown above)
Matchbox® has teamed up with Superlift Suspensions to transform a Super Duty into the Matchbox Superlift Brush Truck. Superlift stays true to its off-road roots by using a 10-inch lift system on 41-inch Interco IROK tires. Shown in a PPG Vibrance “Oh, So Orange” basecoat with a contrasting satin black powder-coated accent, the two-tone paint job is sure to grab attention. It proves it’s up to the job of fighting fires with code-three emergency lights and sirens, along with a firefighting utility bed and equipment. SEMA visitors can receive a miniature die-cast version of the truck by visiting the Ford show stand.
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost by Skyjacker Suspensions
The “Project No Compromise” is geared toward drivers who want to go green without sacrificing performance. A Skyjacker Suspensions four-inch lift and monotube shocks help boost chassis performance, while a MagnaFlow cat-back dual exhaust system upgrades the powertrain. A Steelcraft stainless steel grille guard, Rigid Industries e-series 30-inch LED light bar and Bushwacker two-inch pocket-style fender flares distinguish this truck.
2011 Ford F-150 by CGS Performance Products
This “Tarmac” F-150 offers unique and sleek styling with a custom aluminum hood, DuPont Jet Black paint and Boyd Red finish by Andy Meeh, Paramount Restyling grille and Colorado Custom billet wheels. The interior offers red leather from Pecca Leather, VizuaLogic headrest monitors and Seat Belt Planet red seat belts. Powertrain and chassis also get a boost from a CGS Performance cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake, Whipple twin-screw supercharger, Bell Tech front coilover suspension and six-piston Baer brakes with 15-inch rotors.
Ford F-Series popularity continues with sales and automotive journalists
Ford F-Series trucks aren’t popular with just the aftermarket. Strong consumer demand for new F-Series trucks continues to drive sales of the best-selling vehicle in the country.
Ford F-Series sales totaled 52,511 vehicles, up 7 percent, in October. It is the second month in a row F-Series has topped 50,000 sales. Year-to-date sales of 468,899 have F-Series on pace to be not only the best-selling truck in America for the 35th consecutive year, but the best-selling vehicle ““ car, truck or SUV in America for the 30th consecutive year.
In October, the Texas Auto Writers Association also voted Ford F-150 “Truck of Texas” and Ford won “Truck Line of Texas” for the 12th straight year.