The very latest edition to the full sized sport utility vehicle lineup for the Ford Motor Company will be the upcoming 2017 Ford Expedition. The new 2017 Ford Expedition Concept vehicle will introduce consumers to eight different trim levels that are as follows: the Platinum EL, the King Ranch EL, the Platinum, the King Ranch, the XLT, the Limited EL, the XLT EL, and the Limited.
2017 Ford Expedition: Engine and Fuel Economy
Better performance should be expected under the hood of the 2017 Ford Expedition and that very well may be in the form of a new EcoBoost twin turbo 3.5 liter V6 engine. This unit is said to be able to deliver an output of upwards of 365 horsepower and 420 pounds per feet of torque. This power unit will find itself intelligently paired with the company’s new 10R80 Select Shift manumatic transmission. Consumers will need to note that this gearbox is still under development. The power will continue to be transferred to either all four wheels or the rear wheels. The fuel consumption for the rear wheel drive variant is rated as 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. As far as the all-wheel drive version is said to be rated at 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. There is also said to be a diesel option in the form of a Power Stroke 6.7 liter V-8 that is able to deliver 440 horsepower and 860 pounds per feet of torque.
2017 Ford Expedition: Redesign Exterior and Interior
In regards to the exterior of the new 2017 Ford Expedition, will present to consumers are redesigned while retaining is highly recognizable conventional sport utility vehicle appearance. There are certain to be a moderate amount of modifications made in order to cause the vehicle to become more appealing to consumers as well as more modern. Its designers have made the decision to decrease its weight through the express use of lightweight aluminum and ultra-high strength boron steel. Per early reports, 2017 Ford Expedition is said to decrease by an overall average of 200 to 300 pounds. The front end will present as more aggressive due to reworked headlights, a new chrome grille and front bumper. The wheel size will not exceed an impressive 22 inches while it will now feature automatically opening doors.
The interior of 2017 Ford Expedition will host seating that has been distributed through three rows of seating. This is a sport utility vehicle that is thoroughly able to comfortably accommodate eight adult passengers. In order to increase the level of comfort within the cabin, the seating has now been draped in new, more comforting upholstery. Dominating the interior cabin of the vehicle will be wood and aluminum. These materials will further contribute to the weight reduction of 2017 Ford Expedition. This will further increase its performance.
2017 Ford Expedition: Release Date and Price
Per the most up-to-date information being provided by the American automotive giant, the 2017 Ford Expedition is firmly planted within an advanced and late stage of its development. This means that it will be able to plausibly make its debut next year. The base pricing has been estimated at $ 42 000 with the top trim level of the Platinum EL carrying a price tag of approximately $ 61 000.