Neil Tjin joined forces with Ford in order to create a special version of the 2015 Expedition for the 2014 SEMA Show. As you can see, the vehicle can be easily distinguished thanks to the new custom metal fender flares, the custom dark gray paint job and the new liftgate. Unique Fabrication customized the chassis of the SUV and added Air Lift struts and an Accuair air management system.
The most striking feature is the new set of 24-inch custom Rotiform wheels wrapped in Falken tires, which hide the big brake system from Baer Brakes. Other exterior features include twin Webasto sunroofs as well as custom headlights and taillights from LightWurkz.
The engine was upgraded with a charge cooler kit from Vortech Engineering, custom tuneup, custom side exhaust from MagnaFlow, Royal Purple high-performance oils and lubricants. As a result, the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine was boosted from 365 hp to 405 hp.
“The Tjin Edition Ford Expedition is intended to showcase a Ford vehicle featuring capability for towing, one that can serve as a daily driver and is a standout as a promotional show car,” said Tjin Edition’s Neil Tjin.
Right from the start, Ford engineers spent all efforts to ensure that the 2015 Expedition becomes a technologically advanced vehicle that isn't just easy to drive but one that offers a high level of refinement that any drive would appreciate.
The addition of the new EcoBoost mill to the engine lineup of the Expedition sees the marriage of performance, suitable efficiency, and power delivery. When compared with the 5.4-liter V8 engine, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost powerplant offers more output and torque at very low engine speeds while returning a high level of fuel economy.
Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager, remarked that the new Expedition is the latest Ford utility vehicle to don the EcoBoost badge – a development that will excite customers. He quipped that with this engine, the Expedition isn't more fun to drive, but also easier to own thanks to the unlikely combination of higher output and torque, greater efficiency and an advanced suspension.
Interestingly, the new Ford Expedition in North America is powered exclusively by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, as mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox for maximized performance and control. This transmission comes with a manual mode wherein a shift-mounted rocker switch could be employed to select the desired gear.
After the 2015 Expedition, the EcoBoost engine is expected to find its way into Ford’s entire US lineup of utility vehicles by the end of 2014.
In addition, new continuously controlled damping will have its debut inn the new Expedition, making this SUV the only Ford vehicle in the US with three selectable drive modes: comfort, normal and sport.