Ford F-Series Recognized as Hottest Truck at 2012 SEMA Show
Ford's Truck Line Dominates Show Floor As Well As Sales Charts
Just as the Jeep Wrangler dominated the exhibitor booths at SEMA as being the most popular SUV, the Ford F-Series, in F-150 and Super Duty versions, was the most well represented truck at the show. For performance tuning, the 6.7-liter Scorpion Power Stroke diesel as well as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 have proven popular with the aftermarket, owing to the bolt-on and chip-tuning power potential inherent in their factory turbo configurations.
But both models are popular among non-mechanical accessory manufacturers as well, with numerous tonneau, side-step, lighting, lift kit, and other companies making components for the F-150 and Super Duty versions.
The F-150 in particular has a broad bandwidth of offerings, from the get-the-job-done entry-level XL trim, to the sporty, street-oriented FX2 model, to the desert-ready Raptor, as well as the posh Limited, King Ranch and Platinum models, giving accessory manufacturers ample opportunity for customization.