Chicago and Manteno drivers have been asking more and more about the long-awaited 2018 Ford Expedition redesign, so here’s everything we know. A prototype of the next-generation Ford Expedition has recently been sighted near the development center in Michigan, so there’s more information than ever concerning what is shaping up to be a phenomenal SUV.
The most exciting news is that the 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to come with an aluminum body. The prototype showcases a similar front end to the popular F-150, which transformed the trucking industry with an aluminum body of its own.
It makes sense for Ford to extend that technology into the SUV market. It would mean a significant drop in weight (the F-150 lost up to 700 lbs. compared to previous models) without sacrificing anything in the way of strength or style. Nothing has yet been confirmed by Ford themselves, but this change is looking ever more likely.
Industry insiders don’t expect the 2018 Ford Expedition to remove the current 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Of course, the drop in weight produced by an aluminum body means that Chicago and Manteno drivers would experience vastly improved efficiency ratings and a much sharper drive.
We might also see an additional non-turbo engine provided as an option. This would help appeal to drivers who value efficiency far more than power and capability, and would make a welcome addition to the lineup.
With around two years until the 2018 Ford Expedition hits Chicago and Manteno dealerships, drivers on the lookout for a superior SUV could still do no better than the 2016 Ford Expedition.
The current model is fitted with a 3.5L EcoBoost as standard, delivering 365 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to tow a maximum of 9,200 lbs. Capability is combined with practicality thanks to a Best-In-Class maximum cargo space of 130.8 cubic feet, and advanced features like the upgraded SYNC 3 infotainment center offers drivers a state-of-the-art driving experience.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to turn heads and defy expectation when it is eventually released. For more information as we get it – or to talk about the 2016 Expedition – just contact one of the team members at Terry’s Ford of Peotone today. We hope to see our customers from Chicago and Manteno soon.