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Ford Focus, F-Series Snag Hottest at SEMA Awards for Second Straight Year

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Universal Technical Institute's Ford Focus RS

Universal Technical Institute’s 2017 Ford Focus RS

For the third year in a row, Ford has secured two Hottest at SEMA Awards: the Ford Focus was named Hottest Hatch for a second year in a row, and the Ford F-Series took home Hottest Truck for the seventh time in eight years.

Ford’s dual win follows two years with a trio of trophies: the Focus won Hottest Sport Compact, Mustang won Hottest Car, and F-Series won Hottest Truck in 2015; and Mustang won Hottest Coupe, Focus won Hottest Hatch, and F-Series won Hottest Truck last year. SEMA has handed out a total of 33 Hottest Vehicle awards since 2010, of which Ford has won an incredible 15.

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“The aftermarket industry’s ongoing elevation of our vehicles feels great,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We are beyond proud to have two back-to-back-to-back winners in our Focus and F-Series.”

“Ford has a long history of support and partnership with the aftermarket community, bringing increased options and products for consumers,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “F-Series and Focus are just two of the most recent examples of the great vehicles Ford offers for personalization.”

2018 Ford Expedition MAX SEMA

CGS Performance 2018 Ford Expedition

Though the F-Series and Focus were ultimately Ford’s award-winners, the Mustang, all-new 2018 Expedition, and all-new 2018 EcoSport all had strong presences at the show. Above is a 2018 Ford Expedition 4×2 Limited Max, equipped with a CGS Performance stainless cat-back exhaust, Whipple intercooler and cold-air intake, McGaughy’s suspension, Sparta six-piston brakes with 15-inch rotors, and decked out in Axalta Super Jet Black paint by Flying Iron Designs’ Andy Meeh.

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