The overlanding scene is bursting at the seams these days, and despite having its own dedicated trade shows, tent-mounted trucks, go-anywhere Jeeps, and apocalypse-ready pickups are primed to have a dominating presence at the 2019 SEMA show, as well. Ford, for instance, has a lineup of Ranger pickups heading to the show, and just about all of them are decked out with go-anywhere accessories that will allow drivers to go off the grid for essentially as long as they want.
Officially called the 2019 Ford Performance Parts Ford Ranger, this medium-sized machine is ready for massive adventures with a Fox off-road suspension leveling kit providing 2-inch front lift, overseas-market Ford Ranger Raptor wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, a Ford Performance Ranger hood-hinge light kit with Rigid DSS-Series lights, Rigid underbody rock light kit, Rigid 30-inch SR-Series Pro lightbar on top of front bumper, two 6-inch Rigid SR-Series Pro lightbars for the front bumper’s lower opening and Rigid D-Series 2×2 LED cube lights in the fog light openings.
Other components include a Warn 9.5 XP winch mounted on a winch-capable front bumper, an official Ford Performance by Warn Industries heavy-duty recovery kit and red tow hooks, Tepui HyBox rooftop tent, Decked truck bed storage system, RSI Smart Cap, a special ARB Elements refrigerator/freezer to keep meals fresh, and ActionTrax recovery boards.
The SEMA truck’s livery consists of old photos of Henry Ford himself on a road trip and the quote “Supporting Your Adventure Since 1903.”
It joins the Yakima Ford Ranger as one of many projects that the brand will have at its massive SEMA display. Along with the Ranger, Ford will also have a few upfitted Transit vans, along with the iconic Mustang and F-150 as well. We expect a few surprises in store at the same time, so be sure to watch this space in the coming days and weeks as the 2019 SEMA show approaches.