The Ford EX concept 4x4 was shown at the 2001 Detroit
Auto Show, and was designed as a no holds barred, extreme
off-roader for the out-door enthusiast.
The two-seat Ford EX is made up from removable composite
body panels mounted on a chrome-moly steel frame by lightweight
aluminium fasteners. The durable frame is resistant to
corrosion and off-road damage, while also providing protection
for the occupants.
The bronze tinted windscreen folds forward and clips to
the top of the hood Jeep-style, further enhancing the
open air feeling.
A beneficial 50/50 weight distribution is achieved in
the EX by shifting mechanicals, such as the transfer case
and aluminum radiator rearward, providing improved traction
over rugged terrain.
The interior of the Ford EX features a full roll cage
and bucket seats complete with 4 point belts. The seats are upholstered
in a black and tan all-weather material resistant to the
effects of the sun and general wear and tear. The steering wheel and instruments are mounted on a steering column
that moves from side to side to allow for easier entry
and exit. Surprisingly the EX is also fitted with twin
As a sensible addition, the EX's floor is washable and
features integrated molded rubber nonskid pads and floor
Similar and related vehicles:
Ford GTX1 Roadster
Ford Escort Mk1 Benchmark
Ford F-250 Super Chief
Ford Sport Trac Adrenaline