The Expedition from the American automobile company, Ford, is a full-scale, four-door sport utility vehicle, which was launched in the year 1996 to substitute the Ford Bronco. Earlier, the Expedition was positioned over the smaller Ford Explorer and now, it is the biggest and last truck-derived, tow-competent, off-road sport utility vehicle of Ford. The Expedition is the third automobile of Ford to exercise the name, Expedition because at first, the name was used on the 1992 model concept automobile, the F-150 Eddie Bauer Expedition. Now, Ford has plans to redesign the current Expedition for the model year 2018. Dubbed 2018 Ford Expedition, buyers can expect this model with improved interior and exterior styling and with a powerful engine to offer better performance and fuel economy. For 2018, the model will be introduced with eight trim levels that include King Ranch EL, Platinum EL, XLT, Platinum, King Ranch, Limited, XLT EL, and Limited.
2018 Ford Expedition Changes
For the 2018 Expedition, the automaker has taken much effort to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle by constructing its body with the liberal use of light materials, such as body from aluminum-alloy. As a result, the 2018 Expedition weighs 300 pounds less than its predecessor does. The chassis of the new vehicle is also constructed by making use of high-potent steel to make it more durable than that of the earlier model.
Although the new model Expedition comes with the usual conventional external profile, the automaker has made some minor changes to make it appear modern according to the tastes of the modern day buyers. Consequently, it comes with an aggressive front part with a revamped bumper, chromed grille, and with the attractively designed headlamps.
The new model Expedition will be offered with a set of pleasingly designed bigger alloy wheels with the diameter of 22 inches to complement its aggressive silhouette.
Ford Expedition 2018 Interior
Although the style of the cabin of the 2018 Ford Expedition is similar to that of the Super Duty truck and the F-150 model, it differs in its shape, which now assumes a square form and all its four doors will be operated electrically. The cabin is now designed with three seat rows to offer a comfortable sitting space for a maximum of eight passengers. All seats are constructed and upholstered with high-quality materials to offer a comfortable ride to the passengers and a luxurious look to the cabin. As the cabin comes with wood and aluminum trims, the curb weight is reduced largely that makes the vehicle to offer better performance and fuel saving.
2018 Expedition driver-assist technology includes:
– 360-degree camera (optional),
– active park assist,
– adaptive cruise control,
– the collision detection system
– lane-keeping assistant,
– blind spot system.
The new model vehicle now comes equipped with latest technological gears that include a MyFord Touch and Sync3 infotainment systems with a 10-speaker sound system from Sony and an LCD navigation system, which is positioned in the middle of the instruments panel. It also comes equipped with an air conditioning system, Smartphone incorporation through USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity.
When comes to safety to the vehicle and its occupants, Ford has equipped the vehicle with adequate safety features. These all-new 2018 Ford Expedition features include traction and stability control, four-wheel antilock brakes, three-row head airbags, post-crash alleviation system, and fog lights in the front, etc.
Furthermore, new Expedition 2018 brings new standard and optional connectivity technologies and features:
– Wireless charging,
– Wi-Fi hotspot,
– Double rear seat entertainment system,
– Four 12-volt power points,
– SYNC 3, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,
– SYNC Connect,
– B&O premium audio system with 12-speaker,
– Panoramic Vista Roof.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to be equipped with two different powertrains. Accordingly,
The first power plant will be a V6 Ecoboost unit with the displacement of 3.5 liters. As expected, it generates the maximum power of 411 horsepower, which is 86 horsepower more than that of the current model. Regarding fuel economy, the new model Expedition offers the city mileage of 16 mpg, the highway mileage of 22 mpg, and the combined mileage of 18 mpg.
The next likely powertrain will also be an Ecoboost unit, but with the displacement of 2.7 liters. This power unit offers the new vehicle the adequate power and twist of 325 horsepower and 375 lbs per foot respectively. With this power unit, the new model Expedition offers the city mileage of 18 mpg and the highway mileage of 23 mpg.
Both new Ford Expedition 2018 engines are expected to be paired with a 6-velocity automatic gearbox to send the power to the front wheels or to all the wheels.
Ford has not yet revealed the performance figures of both engines, but it is expected that the engines will offer better acceleration to the new Expedition, as they generate a better power output.
Base price and the date of release
All models of the 2018 Ford Expedition are expected to hit the Ford dealerships during the last quarter of 2017 or first quarter of 2018. From reliable sources from Ford, it is expected that the base price of the new Expedition will be $ 40,000 and it goes up to $ 60,000 according to the models.
2018 Expedition photos