The Expedition is full size Ford SUV which has already spent two successful decades in the market and so far, the car has reached its 3rd generation of production. As per the news revealed by trusted sources, Ford is planning on coming up with a 4th generation of the SUV, a successor to the present version which was introduced far back in 2007. Therefore, buyers can expect to find rather dynamic and promising changes as the SUV might just arrive in an all new avatar, both qualitatively and quantitatively. It shall be introduces as the 2017 Ford Expedition Diesel, as it will be powered by a diesel engine and it shall arrive in the later part of 2016.
2017 Ford Expedition Diesel – Body Design:
2017 Ford Expedition Diesel will come in 8 different trims which will be:
- XLT EL
- Limited EL
- King Ranch
- King Ranch EL
- Platinum EL.
The manufacturers aren’t planning to change the traditional boxy structure of the SUV, for it already sells. However, changes have been made, and they are centered on improving the performance of the car, and they attempt to impart a modern look to the overall design.
The major change is that the car is about to lose 200 – 300 pounds regarding weight for lightweight material has been particularly used for weight reduction. Ultrahigh-strength boron and aluminum have contributed to this more aero efficient design of this 2017 Ford Expedition Diesel. From the front end, car looks rather bold, and cosmetic changes include resigned bumper, headlights, and a chrome grille. This model shall come with 22 inch wheels.
Features and Infotainment:
Buyers will find that aluminum and wood are the most significant elements being used for the designing of the interior and this, of course, has made this 2017 Ford Expedition Diesel all the more light weight. There are three rows of seats, covered with comfortable premium upholstery. Inside the SUV, there’s sufficient place for eight adult passengers to ride together.
An amazing collection of infotainment features are also to be found inside the SUV, including:
- MyFord Touch Infotainment System
- Ten speaker Sony audio system
- Centrally placed LCD screen in its instrument panel
- Navigation system
- Smartphone, Bluetooth and USB connectivity
- Better air conditioning
- Automatic doors and more.
2017 Ford Expedition Diesel – Engine, Performance and Fuel Economy:
When it comes to an SUV, the performance is very first thing that buyers look for, performance followed by fuel efficiency. Ford has paid much attention to both of these aspects, improving them to the best of their abilities. If power is what the buyers’ desire, they shall have it and at the same time, improved and smart designing takes care of the fuel efficiency.
2017 Ford Expedition Diesel shall be powered by a 6.7 L Power Stroke V8 diesel engine. This monster comes with enormous power and torque, delivering close to 440 Hp along with 860 lb-ft of torque. This engine is particularly meant for the diesel variant of the car, but Expedition will also arrive with a petrol variant and also possibly with a hybrid variant. The said petrol variant is going to be a V6 EcoBoost 3.5 L engine churning 365 hp with 420 lb-ft of torque.
The car is supposed to come with ten-speed gearbox, a 10R80 SelectShift Intelligent Manumatic Transmission. Both Rear Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Configurations shall be available.
As for the fuel economy, Expedition will yield 16 mpg in town and 23 mpg on the highway for the Rear Wheel Drive. For the All Wheel Drive, fuel consumption will be 15 mpg in city and 21 mpg on the highway.
Two most significant competitors of 2017 Ford Expedition Diesel are going to be the:
- Chevy Tahoe
- Toyota Sequoia.
Ford has always had neck to neck competition with other leading SUV manufacturing brands like Chrysler and Toyota and this time, it’s is not going to be any different either.
2017 Ford Expedition Diesel – Price and Expected Date of Arrival:
The new 2017 Ford Expedition Diesel will be priced around $ 42,000 for base versions but of course, the price will be much higher for higher trims like Platinum EL, and here, consumers can expect the bar to touch $ 61,000. The car is supposed to release towards late 2016.