A huge scope has opened up in the automobile industry as the crossover and SUV segment is just blooming. Similarly, 2018 Ford Expedition is in plans for making the most out of this segment.
Several spy shots of the 2018 Expedition has come up which gives a hint to the fact that this new Expedition will serve as Lincoln Navigator’s affordable version. Experts have suggested that the exterior body will see some subtle change in dimensions. Improvements in the overall performance are also expected this time.
2018 Ford Expedition Powertrain Specs & Mileage
The upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition is likely to use the same powertrain which has been used in 2017 model. This engine is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that produces 365 hp at 5,000 RPM and 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,250 RPM. Fuel efficiency is kept in check as a twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing is integrated into this engine.
Other features of this engine include:
- Direct Fuel Injection
- Aluminum alloy cylinder head
- Die-cast aluminum engine block
- Stainless steel exhaust
The 6-speed automatic transmission system with SelectShift® will be also retained in the new model. Rear wheel drive might come as standard and Control Trac® four-wheel drive as optional. In addition, mileage is expected to stay around 15 mpg in city, 20 mpg on highways and 18 mpg combined.
Expected Trims and Colors:
The expected trim levels for 2018 Ford Expedition include Limited, Limited EL, Platinum, Platinum EL, King Ranch, King Ranch EL, XLT and also XLT EL. Furthermore, there will be same color options for 2018 version of Expedition. These colors include:
- Shadow Black
- Oxford White
- Ruby Red
- White Platinum
- White Gold
- Bronze Fire
- Blue Jeans
- Ingot Silver
2018 Ford Expedition Redesign Exterior and Interior
The latest Ford Expedition is going to be a bulky SUV as its exterior styling is robust. Also to note, the current exterior design of 2017 Expedition is a fine combination of muscular beef and aerodynamics. This signature design will be retained in the upcoming Ford Expedition.
According to predictions made by experts, subtle visual refinements can also be done. Hence, this might influence the front fascia to look refreshed. Other than this, new sizes and design for wheel could be on the offer.
The interior cabin of 2017 model is a nest of modern technological and convenience features. SYNC®3 incorporates features like location tracker, Siri® Eyes Free, voice commands and premium audio. Therefore all of these features will be retained in the new Expedition plus some new standard elements like rear seat entertainment might be offered.
A change in upholstery is expected along with some revisions in center console and steering wheel. It is also expected that the ergonomic features of the seats might go through some revisions.
2018 Ford Expedition Price and Release Date
The starting price of the current Ford Expedition is $46,225. The 2018 Ford Expedition could bear a slightly higher price than this. Pricing of this upcoming SUV will also vary according to trims and packages. As to its release date, Ford might set the launch date in last quarters of 2017 or early start of 2018.