Now, a few sites that are specialized in publishing spy shots of cars have posted images of what appears to be the 2018 Ford Expedition. Furthermore, one site claims that they have spoken with someone from Ford that has confirmed that the model in the photos is actually quite close to the production.Ford unveiled Expedition in 1996 as a long-awaited successor of the popular Ford Bronco.
The current Ford Expedition is on sale since 2007 and it has not had a significant update since. A few months ago, there were a lot of reports published on the Web, suggesting that the American manufacturer is working on a successor of the current Expedition, but there were no official information about this rumors.
2018 Ford Expedition – Redesign
The upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition will be a completely new model, redesigned from the bottom up. It will be based on the platform that was developed by Ford and it is going to have a completely aluminum body – something that Ford has recently started using for all their models (Ford F-150 pickup truck was one of the first all-aluminum models in the line up). The spy shots of the new 2018 Ford Expedition show a lot of small details – for example, we can see that the new Expedition has Ford’s trademark dip near the mirrors by the front windows.
Furthermore, we can see that the current Expedition and its successor will be fairly similar in size and shape. The good news is that, thanks to the use of aluminum body, the new 2018 Ford Expedition is around 350 pounds lighter than its predecessor, which will enable it to have better fuel efficiency and better performance at the same time.
Unfortunately, the spy shots of the new 2018 Ford Expedition don’t show interior at all. At this moment, it is not known whether the new Expedition is going to have the same interior as the one in the current model or is it going to have a brand-new interior. Some reports suggest that the American manufacturer has prepared a completely new interior with newly designed three-spoke multi-functional leather steering wheel, big touch screen display in the center of the dashboard and another display situated between the speedometer and the tachometer.
The second display will be used to show performance-related information. One report suggested that the new 2018 Ford Expedition will come with an interior that is made out of high quality materials, even in the base version.
It is not known, at this moment what the American manufacturer plans when it comes to the engines. Some reports suggest that the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition will be offered with the same engine as its predecessor, which is the most probable option. The engine in question is the 3.5l V6 EcoBoost with Ti-VCT and it produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Price & Release date
The price of the base version of the new 2018 Ford Expedition should be around $45,000.
The reports are suggesting that the new 2018 Ford Expedition will be unveiled in late 2017.