All New 2018 Ford Expedition Revealed: The Aluminum-Sided Expedition SUV

Feb 08, 2017 10:27 AM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

The Ford Expedition has been around since the late 1990s, and despite a redesign for 2003, the company itself portrays this all-new 2018 Ford Expedition as the only second generation of its biggest SUV. Ford said that it's the second Ford vehicle to get the aluminum treatment after the F-Series pickup.

To ensure the passenger's safety, Ford equipped the car with more driver-assist technology compared to models in the similar segment. The car is fitted with an Active Park Assistant, a lane-keeping aid, a 360-degree camera technology to see around the car, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go radar that uses radar and camera technology, collision avoidance detection system and Blind Spot Information System.

To make the drive more relaxing, it added more features for the tech-savvy customers. The all-new Expedition is the very first Ford vehicle to utilize remote charging using an integrated pad on the front center console. The car is also capable of Wifi hot spotting for as much as ten gadgets as far as 50 feet away from the car.

When it comes to the vehicle's interior, the 2018 Ford Expedition is more configurable than ever before. It can seat up to 8 individuals, including baggage. Additionally, it is also capable of handling a 4x8-foot sheet of plywood and other gears even with the liftgate closed.

Furthermore, a brand new 3.5L EcoBoost engine with Auto Start-Stop innovation has been equipped with the engine and paired with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford didn't disclose the official outputs of the car yet.

The body of the 2018 Ford Expedition utilized an all-new high-quality, aluminum-alloy body and upgraded, high-quality steel frame for high towing ability and decreased its weight of up to 136 kg. It also comes with a Pro Trailer Backup Assist, a hands-free liftgate system and a panoramic vista rooftop that spans two rows, another Expedition-exclusive. Ford said that the Expedition and the long-wheelbase Expedition Max will go on sale in the fall of 2017. 

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