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