Ford Expedition 2018: New SUV Boasts Advanced Tech Safety Features, More Space for Eight Passengers


Ford reinvented the full-size Expedition SUV. The Ford Expedition 2018 will make its public debut in the Chicago Auto Show. The Ford Expedition and long-wheelbase Ford Expedition Max will go on sale in the fall of 2017.

Ford Expedition 2018 Interior and Exterior Design Provide More Space

Ford developed the 2018 Expedition on a steel frame. However, the model is up to 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing version. The upgrade made the weight reduction possible due to the widespread usage of aluminum in its construction.

Its front end embraced a bolder style characterized by a strip of chrome trim, connecting the headlights and the mesh-style grille. The upmarket variations will get fog lights surrounded by C-shaped trim. A crease right above the door managed to decrease the Expedition’s visual mass.

The interior of the Ford Expedition 2018 is impressive. Slashgear noted that there is enough room for approximately eight passengers spread out over three rows of seats. The second and third rows will fold flat at the push of a button to reveal a cavernous cargo location.

The cargo area is big enough to fit a 4 feet by 8 feet sheet of plywood. The basic Expedition is huge in measurement. Consumers who will need much more space can choose a long-wheelbase model called the Expedition Max.

The new design will have a higher belt line than the outbound model. The weight loss allowed Ford to make the standard-size Expedition longer by four inches with a three-inch wheelbase stretch. Meanwhile, the extended-wheelbase Max design, which replaced the Expedition EL, is an inch longer.

The Ford Expedition and Expedition Max are huge. The total height dropped only a bit compared to the current models. In an attempt to hide some of the height and protect more headroom, Ford raised the roofing in between the rails.

Ford Expedition 2018 Provides Superb Comfort With Advanced Technology

Ford has likewise upped the ante with Expedition’s technology. The list of convenient features will include a wireless phone battery charger, a hands-free tailgate and a WiFi hotspot. The car will have 12-volt power points, a 110-volt outlet and six USB ports to keep all gadgets powered. The company properly geared the Ford Expedition 2018 for it to easily act as a mobile workplace.

Ford offers two wheel-drive options

The only engine available is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that will move through a 10-speed automatic transmission. Despite the lack of details to date, experts believe that the Ford Expedition 2018 model will approximately have the same power as the F-150. The innovation included engine automobile stop-start along with active grille shutters to manage air flow and enhance fuel economy. Ford piped in a synthesized engine sound on the models, which will likely replicate the sound of a V8.

The car’s technology will include adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Ford also added a 360-degree camera, which will make driving much safer. Drivers can likewise remotely start, lock and unlock the Ford Expedition 2018 by means of a purposely-designed mobile phone app called FordPass.

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