Ford Trucks Does It BIG at Chicago Auto Show

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From Work Trucks to High-End & Wildly Customized Pickups, Ford Brings It All to Nation’s Largest Auto Industry Showcase

Over 1,000 vehicles from approximately 40 exhibitors were displayed during the press-preview days at the Chicago Auto Show. Naturally, we were excited to see the latest Ford trucks like the Expedition, the 2018 F-150 and the Raptor. As a result, Ford Truck Enthusiasts was on site in the Windy City to bring you the most comprehensive coverage.

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Upon arrival we noticed Ford didn’t play up its 2018 F-150 like the company did in Detroit, with all of its auto-show inventory featuring current trucks and SUVs. This makes perfect sense given Chicago’s pedigree of being the “car buyers’ auto show.” Therefore, a plethora of Ford pickups in all sizes, colors and prices was present along with a full lineup of SUVs and even several work trucks.

Among the highlights were Super Duty units featured in lower trim levels ranging all the way up to Platinum. This is a welcomed change considering that most manufacturers typically only bring range-topping models to auto shows. Speaking of top-of-the-line, a highly customized Black Ops Edition F-250 by Tuscany worth $93 grand grabbed quite a bit of attention. Perhaps its location in front of the Ram trucks booth was part of a marketing strategy, or pure coincidence?

The Ford Raptor sat pretty in the middle of the enormous display surrounded by other “normal” F-150s that varied from Lariat to King Ranch. In addition, a truck that didn’t fit in the “normal” category was the 700 horsepower Shelby F-150. The blue and white-striped monster stood out like a sore thumb in the sea of white and lesser “macho” trucks.

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Customized SUVs were also present, including a sleek matte-wrapped Explorer strategically styled for handicapped accessibility by Braunability. Oh, and be sure to check out our exclusive 2018 Ford Expedition photo gallery!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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