The next and fully-redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition is coming soon. The prototype which appears to be in the late phase of testing has been caught wrapped in the camouflage that hides a lot but in addition suggests serious changes. The model is expected to make a debut at the next Detroit Auto Show while will enter to generation in the upcoming summer. Let’s see what this full-size SUV brings.
The new and many ample Ford’s SUV will again provide enormous towing and hauling abilities and will also count on the tested strategy. It’ll continue on the truck-based underpinning and will also use truck’s working equipment including powertrains. Its source is, of course, the best-selling F-150 and the next Expedition will take the best from the best.
2018 FORD EXPEDITION: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new 2018 Ford Expedition will continue steadily to be a true truck-based full-size SUV with all truck’s capabilities. It’ll transition to the new T3 underpinning which has been tried and proven on Ford’s light-duty truck. Which means fully-boxed, high-tensile material frame and new suspension configuration. But, the Expedition will also get aluminum body construction as the F-150 which brings substantial fat save.
In the same manner, the exterior style will also borrow the inspiration from the F-Series design. It’ll get a more aerodynamic design with more raked windshield and sleeker lines. The front fascia will feature similar grille and headlights as the F-150 but it will be the smaller interpretation of them.
The profile part will show powerful strip point and there is likewise huge rear windows. The raked rear glass and new taillights will determine model’s rear side.
INTERIOR, FEATURES, SAFETY:
Interior will present large individual and cargo room but the design remains a mystery as of this moment. But, we could guess that cabin will also get Ford trucks’treatment. In that way, Ford will keep generation price in balance and will also pace the design process.
Tech-wise, the model will get the latest Sync 3 infotainment system and driver’s data display. There may also be the latest security systems like blind-spot, tracking, surround view camera, flexible sail get a grip on, automated disaster braking, lane keep aid, lane departure warning, etc.
2018 FORD EXPEDITION: POWERTRAINS
For the engine options, the 2018 Ford Expedition will not also disappear completely from the last F-150. The redesigned 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 will also power the new Expedition model. Below the hood of the F-150, this engine produces 375 hp and torque of 470 lb-ft but we do not know its production scores for the new Expedition.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost will likely remain under the hood of higher-spec versions or will undoubtedly be available as an option. On the other hand, we expect to see a 2.7-liter EcoBoost version as the base engine. It produces 325 hp and torque of 375 lb-ft in Ford’s truck and comes with a six-speed automated gearbox. A 6-six speed transmission might also be around in the new SUV but a new 10-speed automated is likewise at disposal.
2018 FORD EXPEDITION: LAUNCH DATE, PRICE
As for the price of the 2018 Ford Expedition, we should expect a certain increase because of modern upgrades. The current edition begins from around $46, 000 but we will see where the new model price will begin. On the other hand, the production begins next summer.