Ford for quite some time is working on a new generation of full-size SUV which goes by the name Expedition. Namely, after the third generation which was unveiled in 2007, we expect future 2018 Ford Expedition. Further, engineers borrow a large number of components from 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck. We should mention that new SUV is designed for large American families. On the other hand, differences between new and current model are in exterior and interior design, new engines, platform and other details. The world premiere is coming somewhere in January next year and it will probably be at the Detroit Auto Show. At this moment, paparazzi have caught new Expedition in camouflage wrapping that hides appearance from the eye of the observer. But all of above mentioned will have an impact on position among the closest competitors.
2018 Ford Expedition – Exterior Changes
In the introduction, we have seen that 2018 Ford Expedition is covered with camouflage and that means it is necessary to deal with rumors. Could you guess exterior changes? No, this is pretty difficult even if you follow the development of Ford’s portfolio. However, we have good sources which indicate us some directions and possibilities when the new design is in question. For example, front fascia will adopt new front grille with horizontal bars and more chrome accents.
Beside modern look, we need to mention bigger dimension and additional air vents and dam for engine cooling. That’s not all; designers gave new headlight shape and favorite LED technology for greater visibility. Keep your attention on the steep windshield and lift rear glass which has separate moving from the tailgate. In addition, there is a bunch of new elements such as new rear lights, bumper, side handles, stylish wheels and much more.
2018 Ford Expedition – Interior & Safety
First of all, the cabin can accommodate eight passengers in three rows of seats. The second variation includes a seven-seat configuration which put emphasis on the captain chair. Mainly, the cabin comes in two versions also known as standard and extended (with a longer wheelbase) dimension. Trim package has stayed unchanged and includes next trims: XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum. We especially should put emphasis on manual and automatic folding of a second and third row of seats. In this manner, you can get more luggage space and of course roof rack is available for the same purpose.
On the inside, the 2018 Ford Expedition offers quality materials and high-tech devices. You cannot imagine new dashboard without Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system and a large touchscreen. Further, new gadgets will improve the user interface. In addition, safety package also improves passenger protection. As follows, it includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a 360-degree camera system etc.
2018 Ford Expedition – Specs
Look at what the 2017 Ford F-150 has under the hood and everything will be clear. There is located turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. It produces unbelievable 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The body structure is built on a new aluminum platform which reduces overall weight and gives better performances. The engine is connected with 10-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to rear wheels or all four wheels. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 6.5 seconds. Top speed amounts 120 mph. As potential engines, carmaker talks about 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and turbo-diesel option with small displacement.
2018 Ford Expedition – Price
Basic price will be somewhat higher than the current one. Which is $46,225 and can also reach $70,000 for best package. Sales will start in the summer of 2017. Two key competitors are Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL Denali.