2015 Ford Expedition: First Look
In the virtually 18 years given that Ford's Expedition first rolled into showrooms ( during that time dramatically based off the F-150), there has actually been a sea of change in the SUV market. However, in spite of step-by-step sales over the past several model years, there stays the big-family, trailer-towing buyer in need of a capable SUV. And absolutely nothing states " lugging" rather like Ford's body-on-frame full-size Expedition and long-wheelbase EL.
With a host of updates for 2015, the people at Ford expect to hold on to the Expedition appropriate up until all-new designs could fit into Ford's updated/upgraded gadget strategy, which could feature several of the same upgrades seen on the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.
First things first: While light weight aluminum exists on the '15 Expedition, its use is restricted to those ancillary pieces normally reserved for the lightweight alloy and not-- we'll emphasize-- for the entire body structure. Simply put, this is not the SUV derivative of Ford's '15 F-Series. Instead, external modifications are restricted to a new front clip (featuring offered LED fog lamps), optional 22-inch tires and a redesigned rear hatch. At the uncover it was challenging to gauge the degree of the modifications relative to the alreadying existing design, but there's much higher commonness in between the brand-new Expedition and today's F-Series compared to there exists with the all-new F-Series. Compared to the 2015 F-Series (if you prefer to do so) there's little shared past the EcoBoost V-6 and-- naturally-- the Ford logo.
Inside, interior updates are clearly obvious, particularly on the new Platinum version Expedition What is referred to as "lush leather seating" is offered in a brand-new Brunello natural leather, a red wine shade providing tuxedo-stripe accents and French-seamed sewing. And if it's just not your time for red wine, you can additionally decide on black leather with Agate Gray emphasizes. The Platinum will rest on top of the trim triangular, with XLT and Limited supplying the various other 2 preliminary selections; a brand-new King Cattle ranch version will certainly be readily available later on.
Obviously, a newish Ford would not be newish without the current modern technologies, including Sync with MyFord Touch, push-button start and a unseen area info system. We had actually really hoped Ford's truck branch, through marketing, messaging or tweets, may merely inform consumers to close up and drive, yet it hasn't already occurred yet.
Genuine change could be viewed under the hood, where the Expedition's existing 5.4-liter V-8 is not offered. The only powertrain will be Ford's favored and prominent 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, delivering even more power and performance compared to the outgoing V-8 while appealing better gas efficiency. Combine that with the section's only independent rear suspension and 3 selectable (albeit optional) drive modes-- Comfort, Normal and Sporting activity-- and you have the makings of a sophisticated player.