For the past twenty years, Ford has always been on a mission to cause a revolution in the SUV market. It has always staged a very stiff competition among its rivals when it comes to building full-size family SUVs. They have a name when it comes to building SUVs with the latest technology. The 2018 Ford Expedition will just be another statement of its desire to take the SUV business to another class.
Rumors have it that the Ford will soon be releasing aluminum built Ford Expedition. It will be an amalgam of lighter aluminum body and Eco-boost engines. This is likely to catch the excitement of so many consumers since it will be more efficient yet save on so much fuel. The rumors have even gone ahead to claim that we already have a Ford Expedition underdoing test drive under the camouflage.
2018 Ford Expedition Exterior
This model will be more durable and also be able to carry heavier loads. This is because it has been made with the strong steel materials. However, just like the cousin F-15, the body has been made with aluminum materials. This has made it lose like 500 pounds of weight. The result of this will be improved fuel efficiency.
It is expected that this vehicle will still keep its traditional exterior profile intact. The only difference here will be the slight modifications done so as to make the machine more admirable. Comparing it with the current model, the front face has been given a more aggressive look.
There will be a chromed grille, redesigned front bumper and headlights than appear more modern. The 2018 Expedition will be fitted with a new set of wheels, measuring 22 inches. This vehicle will be coming in eight different varieties. These are XLT EL Limited, Limited EL, King Ranch, XLT, Platinum EL and King Ranch EL.
2018 Ford Expedition Interior
As for the cabin design, so many notes have been borrowed from the F-150 and the Super Duty truck. The point of convergence is that the 2018 model will be coming with a square body and 4 power operated doors.
There will be several technological features fitted in this vehicle given its family character. This will include Syn3 Infotainment System and MyFord Touch Infotainment system with a Sony sound system having ten speakers and a navigation system connected to the LCD. Other features would be Smartphone integration via USB ports and Blue tooth, and of course a modern air conditioning system.
The Ford Expedition Engine Specifications
This Ford Expedition will be coming with several drivetrains. However, only two have been extensively talked about. The first could be 3.5 L Eco boost, v6 engine capable of producing 411hp. The 6-speed transmission could be replaced with a 10-speed transmission according to some rumors.
The second most likely type of engine could be 2.7 liters Eco boost engine producing 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. It will register an estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg/city and 23mpg/highway.
Price and Date of Release
The release date is yet to be confirmed and the price could be estimated to be somewhere between $40,000 and $60,000.