Ford Edge Sport, Explorer Get Dressed up for SEMA

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford is headlining its 2015 SEMA Show customs with crossover and SUV models.

The American automaker along with the new Ford Performance group will showcase 28 customized vehicles at the Las Vegas Convention Center in November and has begun previewing their lineup with the 2015 Ford Edge Sport and 2016 Ford Explorer Sport. Tackling the Edge Sport crossover this year will be Tjin Edition, Ignition by Webasto and Vaccar, while All Star Performance, Cars by Kris, MAD Industries and Goodguys will work their magic on the Explorer Sport.

As you can expect with all SEMA projects, each vehicle will be modified with their own unique style to show off what each model can do with some aftermarket touches. All three builders taking on the Ford Edge Sport are opting for large 22-inch wheels for rollers, while boosting performance with bolt-on engine upgrades and suspension ranging from H&R Springs to Air Lift air suspension.

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The custom Explorer Sports range from the ultimate road trip vehicle to transforming the SUV to a luxury urban commuter. Two of the Explorer Sport builders are going with 20-inch wheels while the other pair are rolling with 24 inchers and they’ll be easy to pick out since each vehicle is opting for their own unique shade ranging from copper to bright yellow.

Check back early next month as will be reporting live from the 2015 SEMA Show.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Coolio Coolio on Oct 08, 2015

    This is the best: when they first raise a station wagon into a SUV cause wagons are not cool enough, then they lower the SUV into a station wagon to make it even cooler.

    • Robert Mauro Robert Mauro on Oct 09, 2015

      They keep copying Subaru, and can't decide the way to go... the raised one was the copy off the XV CrossTrek, and the lowered version was off the Impreza Sport (which the XV CT was based on). They aren't the first.