2018 Ford Expedition unveiled, on sale in Fall 2017 – USA
Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 - 6:06pm IST
Will go on sale in Fall 2017.
The 2018 Ford Expedition has been officially unveiled in Dallas, Texas in the USA, ahead of its world premiere at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
The fourth-gen Ford Expedition is based on the same platform as the latest Ford F-Series. The traditional SUV has retained the body-on-frame construction, but has adopted aluminum construction for its fourth generation. The redesigned Expedition has an all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame, and thus, is up to 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.
Like before, the U.S-spec Ford Expedition continues being offered with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine as standard. However, the unit under the hood of the 4th-gen Expedition is an updated engine. The outgoing model produced 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The new engine’s figures are yet to be revealed, but Ford has confirmed that it is more powerful and linked to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. The fourth-gen Expedition features an all-new Terrain Management System that allows the driver to select from normal, sport, tow/haul, eco, grass/gravel/snow, sand and mud/rut driving modes.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is equipped with a plethora of new connectivity technologies and convenience features. These include wireless charging – a first for a Ford; SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility; SYNC Connect for remotely connecting with the vehicle using FordPass app to start, lock, unlock and locate the SUV and access its diagnostic information; 12-speaker B&O premium audio system; Panoramic Vista Roof; and four 12-volt power points, six USB chargers and a 110-volt power outlet to let the passengers stay charged and connected on the go.
The 2018 Ford Expedition will be available in XLT, Limited and Platinum trim levels and go on sale in the USA in Fall 2017 (September-November 2017). The EL version is now called ‘Max’, and will be available in all trim levels. Fleet customers there will be able to specify the SUV in a special XL trim level. The fourth generation Expedition is locally built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, where the F-Series pickup trucks are also made.