With the auto competition getting tighter and tighter each year, Motor Co is planning to boost its sales with the largest SUV ever made by the company... which also happens to be pretty aged! The full-size family hauler created by Ford was last updated 20 years ago, so the final result of the 2018 model will most likely be surprising for everyone.
However, the engineers definitely worked on a few upgrades regarding the model. Apparently, the overhaul of the brand new 2018 Ford Expedition contains a slimmed-down aluminum body and a more modern powertrain. This time, the problem of legroom is also fixed by adding more space to the legs area. Speaking of comfort, the new Ford will also benefit from over 40 new technology features created to make long drives much more comfortable.
Ford's large SUV marketing manager, Craig Patterson, says that the new Ford 'really sets the new standard in the segment.' Ford Expedition will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show; however, we do have some info, as the vehicle was already unveiled in Dallas.
Thanks to the aluminum body, this Ford weighs 300 pounds less, just like its Super Duty and F-150 counterparts. The current vehicles get 15 mpg city/21 highway, but Ford declared that the new model will bring better fuel economy. Having the same 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine as the available models, the 2018 Ford also benefits from the new 10-speed transmission.
As for the interior, the new Expedition offers sliding second-row seats and reclining third-row seats and every row benefits from power-folding options. Each seat has charging ports, as well as a total of 6 USB charging ports, 12-volt power points and one 110-volt power outlet. Furthermore, this Ford version will also come with a Wi-Fi hot spot, which can extend 50 feet around the car. Talk about technology features!
The 2018 Ford Expedition will be available in 3 trim levels: XLT, Limited and Platinum. Also, Ford officials declared that an XL version will also be put up for sale, but only for sleet customers.