2017 Ford Expedition

After almost a decade of waiting, we are set to see a brand new
Ford Expedition model. The car which is Ford’s largest SUV was
first introduced in 1996 to replace the Bronco and the new
model will be the fourth in its generation.

Ford used to sell about 200,000 of this unit in past years but
with sales declining to a low of 40,000 units last year, it is
high time Ford announced a new model to replace the current one
which was manufactured way back in 2007.

Our insider sources have intimated that the new Ford Expedition
is at an advanced development stage and will be released in
2016 going by the name 2016 Ford Expedition.

2017 Ford Expedition Exterior

The overall weight has been reduced by about 250 pounds due to
use of light weight materials such as aluminum alloy combined
with strong steel. Both the front and rear fascias will be
redesigned with a new grille, bumper and headlights. We
understand that the car will feature 22-inch aluminum wheels.

The Next Generation of Ford’s full-size SUV will have eight
trim levels: Limited, EL XLT, Limited EL XLT, King Ranch,
Platinum, King Ranch and Platinum EL EL.

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2017 Ford Expedition Spy Photo

2017 Ford Expedition Interior

The 2017 Ford Expedition will have a large interior which will
fit 3-rows of seats that will accommodate five passengers. The
interior will have plenty of cargo and passenger space. The
interior has been finished with aluminum and premium wood and
will be exceptionally stylish and luxurious.

The seats will be covered with quality upholstery. For
entertainment, the vehicle will feature MyFord Touch
infotainment system, a USB port and a Sony audio system with 10
speakers. The vehicle will also feature Bluetooth connectivity.
Other interior feature will include a new air conditioning
system,  and a new navigation system connected to a LCD
which will be located at the  central part of the
instrument panel.

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Engine, Specs and Performance

Under the hood of the new Ford Expedition 2017, you will
find new powertrains with better performance. Reports indicate
that the manufacturer will go with a new twin turbo 3.5 L V6
EcoBoost engine. This engine will produce 365 hp and 420 lb-ft
of torque. The engine will be mated with a new 10 R80
SelectShift intelligent manumatic transmission system. This
system will have ten speed but its transmission is still in the
development phase.

The model will be offered in both RWD and AWD. When it comes to
fuel economy, the RWD option will deliver 16 mpg and 23 mpg for
city and town respectively. The AWD will deliver 15 mpg and 21
mpg for city and highway.

The vehicle will also feature a diesel engine which will be a
6.7 L Power Stroke V8 engine with a capacity to produce 440 hp
and 860 lb-ft of torque.

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2017 Ford Expedition Render Image

Price and release date

The manufacturer will release official information concerning
the release date and prices at a future date. We will inform
you when such information is released. However, we expect the
new full-size SUV to make foray into the market either in late
2016 or early 2017. The base model will attract a price of
around $ 42,000 while the top trim will go for around $61,000.

Competition:

2016 Lincoln Navigator

2016 Dodge Durango

2016 Toyota 4Runner