Chicago 2009: Alton XUV – Return of the ginormous Ford trucks

Filed under: Aftermarket, Chicago Auto Show, Commercial Trucks, Ford

At last year’s Chicago Auto Show we found on one of the most outrageous trucks we’d ever seen. It was the Alton F-650 XUV and it was enormous. This year, the same company is back with a new project based of the all-new 2009 F-series. The Alton XUV Command Center is an urban assault vehicle of the highest order, with a massive footprint, several huge strobes and a length list of features. If the 660 lb-ft of torque isn’t enough to pummel Geos in its path, the extra power boost provided by a tank of nitrous will finish the job. And the inside is just as much fun.Where last year’s concept had one massive TV that dropped down inside the tailgate, this version has screens for each passenger, and even provides a unique rear-mounted command post where someone can control that nitrous system. As it was last year, this Alton XUV is parked in an area of the show floor set aside for Ford’s work vehicles. Besides the Command Center, there were a number of other work truck concepts and real-world F-Series applications including an F-750-based fire truck, a massive cherry picker and even a Dewalt-themed construction site office. Check out the gallery for live shots of each.
Gallery: Chicago 2009: Alton F-650 XUV Command Center and friends

Live photos copyright (C)2009 Frank Filipponio / Weblogs, inc.
Chicago 2009: Alton XUV – Return of the ginormous Ford trucks originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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