Ford appears to be taking the better late than never approach to this year’s SEMA Show. Despite the fact that the event took place at the beginning of the month, the automaker has announced that they are now ready to show off their SEMA Concepts. The debuts are set to take place this evening, and will be livestreamed for all to witness. While it makes one wonder why Ford decided to wait until now to reveal these builds, their teaser images make it hard not to be excited. Take this dual-purpose Ford F-150 hybrid for example.
The Ford F-150 is driven by a wide berth of people, whether it be on the school run or running supplies between job sites. This particular F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid build was designed as a “foreman’s truck”, made for a hard work week followed by a weekend of adventures. Built with some help from BDS Suspension, the truck features a ton of custom, aftermarket, and Ford-sourced parts. The custom storage system located in the bed is the real star of this build however, as Ford says it allows for tools and equipment to quickly be swapped out for adventure gear. Then when the weekend comes to a close, owners can simply swap back over and get ready for another week on the job site.
The Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid is a great starting point for this type of build, thanks to some of its special factory equipment. The PowerBoost V6 powertrain is the most potent Ford offers in the F-150, with 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. The 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard mobile generator is also a welcomed addition, be it on the jobsite or the campground. We’ll have to wait and see if Ford included any gadgets that will utilize the truck’s power-providing capabilities.
This SEMA-ready Ford F-150 Hybrid will make its debut tonight at 8 P.M. EST, via a YouTube livestream. We’ve gone ahead and attached the video to this story, but you can also click the link here to tune in.