It’s that time of year again: time for automakers to roll out some wild custom versions of their family haulers to show what’s possible with them. Ford has released preview images of five crossovers and SUVs that were each customized by aftermarket companies. They include the Ford EcoSport, Explorer, Expedition, and the 2019 Ford Edge ST, the latter of which may be the first customized example of Ford’s first ST crossover. However, the only one properly prepared for off-road adventures is the Expedition.
LGE*CTS Motorsport, based in San Dimas, Californias, decided its Ford Expedition would be aimed at off-roading. It features the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with just a cat-back exhaust. It has upgraded anti-roll bars and a suspension levelling kit.
Everything sits atop 18-inch steel wheels with 285-mm wide mud-terrain tires. For a dash of style and practicality, it has off-road bumpers, a roof basket, a 20-inch light bar and a complete recovery kit for getting it or some other vehicle unstuck. The interior, like most of these other custom creations, features custom leather upholstery and an upgraded sound system.