#MTSEMA18 – Custom 2019 Pickups, Part 3
We Finally Find the Rangers!
The thing to know about the SEMA Show is that it’s enormous. The sheer volume of people, vehicles, and square feet of exhibit space is impossible to comprehend if you’ve never attended. This makes it very easy to miss not only vehicles, but also entire sections of the show. It takes the entire week and a detailed plan to catch everything. On today’s visit to the Las Vegas Convention Center we rounded up 26 more customized 2019 pickups by visiting some of the OEM manufacturer booths and unearthing a few that we’ve missed earlier in the week.
Incase it wasn’t clear before we’re only hunting for 2019s. The show is chock full of 2018 model trucks, and there’s plenty of SUVs as well. So spare us the flaming pitchforks if we didn’t include your favorite feature vehicle or brand, as they likely weren’t 2019 models.
Back out front we stumbled on a 2019 Ram 1500 laying frame, a lowered Silverado, and a lifted pair of both. In their Central Hall booth Chevrolet brought out five 2019 Silverados that were customized with parts from the Chevrolet Performance catalog, which includes items such as an intake, exhaust, brakes, lift, steps, wheels, and more. Also in Chevy’s booth was a 2019 Colorado ZR2 sporting the full compliment of Chevrolet Performance accessories available for it.
Toyota brought two customized 2019 Tundras, one of which is powered by hydrogen and cooks pizzas. Honda cut the skin off of a Ridgeline to build its open-air concept vehicle. Goofy as it may be we’d totally rock it.
As usual Ford went all out with a booth packed full of amazing vehicles. While many were 2018 model year we did find a trio of 2019 Super Dutys; one built as a work truck, one dropped on the ground, and the other just returned from an epic wilderness adventure. A single 2019 F-150 was found in the mix, rocking a Hot Wheels paint job and epic desert-inspired long-travel suspension. The real star of the show, however, was Ranger. Returning for 2019 after a nearly decade long hiatus, Ford commissioned seven custom Rangers to display in its booth; six from different aftermarket partners and one built by Ford itself.
While we’re sure there are more trucks hiding in nooks waiting to be found, that wraps ups this year’s hunt. We can’t wait for SEMA 2019 and the inundation of new HD pickups that will undoubtedly happen.