This is the all-new 2015 Ford Expedition, the latest nameplate from Ford that offers a Platinum series. The biggest change on this new vehicle is that the old 5.4-liter V8 engine is replaced by a more fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost found also on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator and capable to deliver at least 370 hp (276 kW) and 582 Nm (430 lb-ft) of torque.
2015 Expedition will be offered only with the EcoBoost engine, which is mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that features a manual mode, allowing the driver to use a shift-mounted rocker switch to select the desired gear. Furthermore, the 2015 Expedition features Ford’s innovative electric power-assisted steering that improves maneuverability at low speeds and better feel at high speeds, but also saves fuel.
As expected, SYNC with MyFord Touch and driver-assist features such as Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert are also available. Inside, we find an 8-inch touch screen for SYNC with MyFord Touch, while the driver information cluster features two full-color 4.2-inch LED screens. Other highlights are the 10-speaker, 700-watt Sony audio system, the Intelligent Access with push-button start, rearview camera, seven-color interior ambient LED lightning and Ford truck apps.
Regarding the design, the SUV comes with a redesigned front end that features new headlights, a stylish, a new front bumper with integrated LED fog lamps, as well as a redesigned tailgate and chrome exhaust tips. Moreover, the vehicle comes with factory-installed 22-inch wheels. For the first time, a Platinum trim package is available and includes leather seating in a new Brunello leather, a red wine color with tuxedo-stripe accents and French-seamed stitching.
Platinum customers can also choose black leather with Agate Gray accents. Beyond the Platinum, series, the 2015 Expedition lineup will include XLT, Limited and a new King Ranch Edition that will be revealed later this year.