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ADVANCED ACCESSORY CONCEPTS FORD RANGER LOOKS TO PUNCH IN A NEW TRAIL

The Massive Brush Guard And Bash Plate Separates This SEMA Truck From The Rest

Ford Ranger SEMA 2019

Advanced Accessory Concepts is a California-based aftermarket company that simultaneously specializes in various electronics controls and storage solutions. Per their website, the company is made up of enthusiasts and that “strive to offer products that perform beyond consumer expectation in both fit and finish, resulting in higher quality accessories and focused customer service.” As a demonstration of their abilities, AAC has taken a 2019 Ford Ranger XLT and transformed it into something well beyond what you can find off the dealership lot.

The the kit on this Ford Ranger SEMA show truck shows off AFN bumpers, a skid plate, rock sliders and Ford Performance rear differential cover for underbody protection. Meanwhile, the pickup truck bed has been transformed to an AFN aluminum tray bed complete with a canopy topper. From there, there’s an Icon 3.5-inch lift kit with Vector wheels and Warn Zeon Platinum 10-S winch provide the ability to blaze the trail. Keeping users comfortable with this Advanced Accessory Concepts Ford Ranger is a Tepui Hybox tent complete with a 50-quart refrigerator by ARB.

This 2019 Ford Ranger SEMA truck will be on display at the Ford booth inside the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday, November 5 to Friday, November 8. The massive Ford setup will feature other Ford-commissioned builds such as the Ranger RTR Rambler Concept and the Yakima Accessories Concept. Additionally, there will be a slew of Escape, Transit, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Super Duty, and Mustang muscle cars to be found there, as well.

We once drove a 2019 Ford Ranger from Detroit to all across the western United States with a trailer in tow, and it was a delight. Feel free to check out part one of our #RangerRoadTrip, followed by part two.

The Ranger is expected to soldier on relatively unchanged for the next couple of years, until an all-new version will reportedly show face by 2022. The next-generation Ford Ranger is expected to share a lot of hardware with the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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