Henry De Los Santos
Mustang360 Network Content Director
October 18, 2018
Photos By: Courtesy of Ford Performance

Mustangs are what we’re passionate about, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to appreciate the latest reveals from Ford, especially when they’re custom built sport utility vehicles that are nothing like their stock counterparts.

As Ford’s newest utility vehicle introductions continue to help fuel the global utility vehicle craze, the company and its customization partners are unleashing even quicker, more adventurous and more stylish versions for the SEMA show.

With more than 50 vehicles on exhibit, Ford will feature the largest original equipment manufacturer display at SEMA. And only Ford can bring these fun machines to life at SEMA by offering rides at Ford Out Front.

Blood Type Racing’s Edge ST

Blood Type Racing’s Edge ST amps-up Ford Performance’s first SUV

Ford is entering new territory with the Edge ST, the first SUV from the Ford Performance team and now teams with Chicago-based Blood Type Racing to push the dynamic new entry even further into the performance space. The team upgraded Edge ST’s stealthy design and twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost performance with a slammed suspension, custom flared bodywork, its own performance induction, Mishimoto charged intercooler, and an MRT dual stainless performance exhaust to crank up the horses. Blood Type Racing finished it off with low-profile Toyo Tires STIII Proxes tires on 22-inch wheels, custom aerodynamics and a gloss blue wrap. Interior features include a SoCal carbon fiber steering wheel, Kicker Bullfrog portable audio, Ford Accessories all-weather floor mats and cargo area protector, tablet cradle and cooler bag.

Base vehicle
• 2019 Edge ST
• 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6
• 8-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Powertrain
• BTR custom dual intake system
• Mishimoto intercooler
• MRT exhaust system

Chassis
• Air Lift air suspension system

Wheels & Tires
• AMP F020 wheels, 22x10.5 inches
• Toyo Tires Proxes STIII tires, 265/35-22

Exterior
• Ford Accessories rear bumper protector
• Avery Dennison gloss light-blue wrap
• Chicago Auto Pros graphic wrap
• Aerotekk Design custom splitter lip kit
• Rally Armor mud flaps

Interior
• SoCal Garage Works custom carbon fiber steering wheel
• Ford Accessories
 o All-weather floor mats
 o Cargo area protector
 o Cargo organizer
 o Cooler bag
 o Tablet cradle
• Kicker Bullfrog portable audio

LGE*CTS Expedition

LGE*CTS Expedition Classic Honors Vintage Off-Roads While Offering Modern Technology

With vintage design cues, rich materials and high-tech rugged hardware, designer/builder Theresa Contreras created a modern classic for SEMA with her LGE*CTS Expedition Classic. From the purpose-driven matte paint and steel wheels, to the ReadyLIFT self-leveling suspension and Borla performance cat-back exhaust, the LGE*CTS Expedition Classic is built for adventure and getting you there in ultimate style. Finishing touches include custom-painted Yakima OffGrid roof rack and coordinating Ford Accessories.

Base vehicle
• 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4
• 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine
• 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Powertrain
• Borla cat-back exhaust system

Chassis
• ReadyLIFT suspension leveling kit
• Hellwig Products front and rear sway bars

Wheels & Tires
• Wheel Vintiques steel wheels, 18x8 inches
• BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires, 285/70-18

Exterior
• Ford Licensed Accessories custom-painted Yakima Off-Grid large roof basket w/extension
• Ford Licensed Accessories Napier tent
• LGE Baja Forged front and rear bumpers
• Rigid Industries 20-inch Radiance light bar
• Yakima Products
 o Spare tire carrier
 o Stretch nets (large and medium)
 o Security straps, 2
 o Top grips, 2
 o End caps, 2
 o Axel/shovel bracket

Interior
• Ford Performance by WARN Industries Recovery Kit
 o 2-inch x 22-foot blue recovery strap - rated to 14,400-lbs.
 o ¾-inch D-shackle - rated to 18,000-lbs
 o Instruction manual
 o Storage bag
 o Winching gloves
• Ford Licensed Accessories
 o All-weather floor mats
 o DC Safety first aid and roadside assistance kit
 o Portable audio by Kicker
 o Vehicle safe by Console Vault
 o Yakama mugs, four
• Rogelio’s custom leather seats

Destination Expedition

Destination Expedition: Hulst Customs’ Ultimate Family Adventurer

This Hulst Customs 2018 Destination Expedition is the ultimate SUV, a custom luxe cruiser designed to get you to where you are going in comfort, class and style. A custom hood and grille, plus custom Borla cat-back exhaust with custom-fabricated tips give a nod to its performance DNA. Color-matched 26-inch Lexani wheels and tires fill out the fender wells, while stunning custom gray paint with lower graphics give this Destination Expedition a truly rich and distinctive appearance. A custom drop visor with LED running lights and Yakima snowboard rack put the finishing touches on this one-of-a-kind family hauler.

Base vehicle
• 2018 Ford Expedition Max 4x4 Limited
• 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine
• 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Powertrain
• Borla cat-back exhaust system with custom-fabricated exhaust tips

Wheels & Tires
• Lexani LF-002 forged wheels, 26x10 inches
• Lexani tires, 305/30-26 tires

Exterior
• Ford Licensed Accessories roof rack crossbars
• Custom grey paint provided by Industrial Finishes with lower graphics, black greenhouse, color-matched wheels and details
• Hulst Customs grille insert with aluminum center
• Hulst aluminum exhaust tips
• Striker custom hood
• Striker drop visor with LED running lights
• Yakima FatCat snow board carriers
• Outlier snowboard from Deviation Snowboard Works
• Solomon snowboard bindings
• Rigid Industries lighting

Interior
• Ford Licensed Accessories
 o Full-floor center console vehicle safe by Console Vault
 o Bullfrog outdoor Bluetooth speaker by Kicker
 o All-weather floor mats
 o Cargo organizer
• E3D patterned components
• Ambient lighting

MAD Industries Explorer

MAD Industries Explorer blends style and athleticism

California-based MAD Industries created a high-fashion design that blends style and performance with this custom Explorer. The two-tone Explorer’s performance is upgraded with a cold-air intake, more aggressive handling tuning and more braking power. The interior features premium leather seats, custom MAD Industries steering wheel and unique touches including billet aluminum pedals, color-matched accents and LED lighting.

Base vehicle
• 2018 Explorer Sport
• 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine
• 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Powertrain
• JMS PedalMAX and BoostMAX plug and play performance solution
• Borla S-Type cat-back exhaust with quad tips

Chassis
• Eibach PRO-PLUS performance handling package
• Power Stop Z36 SUV high performance cross drilled and slotted rotors
• Power Stop Z36 Extreme brake pads

Wheels and Tires
• Niche Road Wheels Alpine-style forged, custom finished in Candy Black with brushed face wheels, 24x10 inches
• TOYO Tires Proxes ST tires, 285/35ZR-24

Exterior
• BASF R-M custom Ruby Red and Jet Black paint with two-tone graphic
• Clear paint protection film
• MAD Industries shaved roof rack

Interior
• MAD Industries custom black premium leather seating with red accent stitching
• Select color-matched interior parts in high-gloss black and Ruby Red
• SRP anodized billet aluminum racing pedals
• Rockford Fosgate high-performance audio system
• 3M Crystalline window film

Accessories
• Ford Licensed Accessories
 o Cargo liner
 o Cargo Soft organizer
 o DC Safety first-aid and roadside assistance kit
 o Vehicle safe with full-floor center console by Console Vault
• AL Priority Quint laser defense and parking system

Tucci Designs Big Adventures EcoSport

Tucci Designs Gives EcoSport Go-Anywhere, Do-Anything Treatment

This Tucci Designs Big Adventures EcoSport gives an all-new meaning to the concept of compact sport utility vehicle. The team started with custom fender flares and beefy Maxxis Bravo AT tires, then followed with off-road accessories including an integrated winch, custom tubular bumpers, Rigid Industries lighting and Yakima bike rack. The result is a highly capable, efficient, fun package from an award-winning team that will turn heads and open the great outdoors to a new generation of compact SUV builders.

Base Vehicle
• 2018 Ford EcoSport SES 4WD
• 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I-4 engine
• 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Powertrain
• K&N air filter
• Borla custom Ford Performance exhaust

Chassis
• ISC Suspension N1 coilovers

Wheels & Tires
• Fifteen52 Turbomac HD wheels, 16x8 inches
• Maxxis Bravo Series AT tires, 255/65-16

Exterior
• Dom Tucci Design custom 3D-printed fender flares
• Rigid Industries lighting
 o Radiance DXL
 o Amber fog lights
 o Chase brake light
 o Rock lights, cool white and amber
• Tucci rear diffuser
• Tucci front and rear tubular bumpers
• WARN AXON 35-S Powersport winch
• Yakima Highroad bike rack

Interior
• Ford Accessories cargo liner
Ford Accessories all-weather floor mats