Vandemonium in Vegas! Ford Prepares to Unleash 10 Custom Transit Connect Vehicles at SEMA 2013

   Vandemonium in Vegas! Ford Prepares to Unleash 10 Custom Transit Connect
                            Vehicles at SEMA 2013

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 25, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oFord shows off the all-new and versatile 2014 Transit Connect with 10
    customized van and wagon models for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas
  oCustom builders will present a variety of ideas, from a mobile upscale
    clothing boutique to an on-the-go hot rod repair shop
  oFord, a leader in the large passenger vehicle segment with Transit Connect
    since 2009, plans to launch an all-new Transit Connect Wagon and Transit
    Connect cargo van early next year

Ford's all-new Transit Connect Wagon and Transit Connect cargo van will roar
into the Specialty Equipment Market Association's annual show with 10
custom-modified versions at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.

The industry's top aftermarket custom builders transformed six Transit Connect
vans and four wagons, expressing their creativity through elaborate interior
reconstructions, blazing graphics and eye-catching exteriors. This reimagining
of Transit Connect showcases the lineup's versatility and creative potential –
especially for commercial use.

Ford Transit Connect, named International Van of the Year 2014, has been a
smart choice for small business owners since it launched in North America in
2009. The compact van earned the 2010 North American Truck of the Year title,
adding to its global reputation for durability and toughness that dates back
to its launch in Europe in 2003.

As Ford launches the newest version of Transit Connect, two distinct models
will be offered – the traditional, hard-working cargo van, a panel-side
hauler; and an all-new wagon model, a stylish, spacious and fuel-efficient
people mover. Transit Connect Wagon features sliding doors and flexible,
fold-flat seating for up to seven passengers.

For SEMA 2013, Ford challenged aftermarket customizers to show how the 2014
Transit Connect could take families and businesses further by imagining what
is possible. The builders responded, with wild designs, cool custom features
and over-the-top ideas.

Meet the stars of Vandemonium

  oBlood & Grease transformed a Transit Connect cargo van into a high-end
    fashion boutique on four wheels
  oCGS Motorsports created a mobile speed shop for the drag strip
  oeJudged repurposed a Transit Connect into a stylish mobile hot spot,
    loaded with technology for the road
  oImpulse Marketing & Media looks back to a simpler time; it transformed a
    Transit Connect cargo van into a baked goods delivery vehicle
  oK-Daddyz Kustomz created a mobile workplace for graphic design
  oLGE*CTS Motorsports turned a Transit Connect Wagon into a Cross Country
    cruiser complete with top-of-the-line technology
  oMobsteel  created the ultimate mobile billboard – a chopped and lowered
    Transit Connect cargo van promoting what Detroit Steel Wheel Company does
    best
  oPentech Automotive turned a Transit Connect Wagon into a vehicle gamers
    can take on the road
  oStrange Motion designed a Transit Connect Wagon especially for its BMX
    team, with room to haul six bikes and six people

And there's more to come. Stay tuned for details on a yet-to-be-unveiled 10^th
customized Ford Transit Connect that will be on display at SEMA next month.

To see the full Vandemonium family, visit the #FordSEMA Dreamcase here:
http://ford.to/1cwVX6y.

For more information about Transit Connect cargo van and Transit Connect
Wagon, including pricing, visit http://ford.to/1886uNT.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company(NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information
regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
http://corporate.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://www.ford.com
Contact: William Mattiace, 313.815.5449, wmattiac@ford.com, or Mark Schirmer,
313.354.4962, mschirme@ford.com
 
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