2018 Ford Expedition expected to come with a more powerful EcoBoost engine

Article by Christian A., on February 17, 2017

Having a 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque is a tremendous advantage. Yet Ford hasn’t formally announced the numbers regarding its latest Ford Expedition. The current SUV as we know delivers up to 365hp and 420lb-ft of torque coming from its 3.5 twinturbo V6 power machine.

However, according to Ford Canada’s promotional website, the updated EcoBoost engine is good for at least 298kW and 651 Nm of torque. But then again, there has been no official statement at this point. Ford doesn’t want to talk about it yet either and said that they are still waiting for those numbers to be approved. Considering the numbers were correct, it only means that the new 2018 Ford Expedition will be much powerful than the Lincoln Navigator.

Interestingly, the Ford Expedition’s updated engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Ford is also offering a choice between a four wheel and a rear-wheel drive system. Aside from those, there are strings of other updates in store for the big SUV such as the revised aluminum body frame, which helped in cutting down as much as 136 kilograms.

There are also more options for the interior including a choice between rear captain seats or two rows of benches that seat up to seven or eight persons. For comfort and entertainment, Ford has equipped the new Expedition with a Wi-Fi hotspot, 6 USB ports and 17 cup holders.

Impressed? Let’s turn to what Ford’s Joe Hinrichs has to say. He explained that when the Expedition was presented two decades ago, it set the standard for active families who needed “a big and strong SUV.”

No doubt, the 2018 Ford Expedition now comes with a Panoramic Vista Roof that goes all the way up to the second row as well as a cargo management system that could bring more storage space.

This could also mean that the full-size SUV offers more driver assist technology than ever before. According to Ford, the new Expedition will have over 40 new features including driver assist technologies home cable programming, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration and SYNC3 Connect.

For safety and convenience, the SUV also comes equipped with Park Assist, Blind Spot Information system, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera. Perhaps Hinrichs was referring to all of these when he said that families today are embracing more smart technologies “to help them cover more ground safely, more efficiently and more comfortably.” And all of these are achieved without ever compromising our connections with friends and family. Isn’t that great?

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