A pair of SEMA ready Ford Escape SUVs

Modified 2013 Ford Escapes teased ahead of SEMA 2012

While the compact Escape SUV has been ignored for the most part in the Ford Motor Company SEMA displays, the redesigned 2013 Ford Escape will be in attendance with two modded up examples to show that the new small SUV can play host to just as much personalization as the rest of the FoMoCo lineup.

The first of the 2013 Ford Escape models teased ahead of SEMA has been built by VACCAR and for their project vehicle, they began with an Escape SE with front wheel drive, the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. VACCAR’s goal was to show the “rugged off-road attitude, upscale comfort and potent EcoBoost engine” so it makes it a bit odd that they chose a front wheel drive model but hey, this is SEMA…things don’t need to make sense. As has been the case with all of the SEMA preview teaser images, the VACCAR Escape doesn’t come with any real details but we can tell from the picture that it will have some serious mud-slinging off road tires wrapped around custom rims, some suspension work that has the Escape sitting more like a lowrider than an off road vehicle, a bull bar up front and a luggage rack on the roof. Finally, a two tone paint job with grey upper portions and darker lower portions are added with the result being the VACCAR Urban Escape Adventurer (shown on the bottom).

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