2017 Ford Expedition will get refreshment as the new version that will be produced by Ford Motor Company. It is said that this car will be the fourth generation as a full-size SUV. Its first debut has been started since 1996 and we glad to know that the company wants to introduce all-new models to release it.
New 2017 Expedition is designed in order to support more than eight people along with more innovations. It will use the Ford T1 platform that is also used by Lincoln Navigator. It is also rumored that the company will make this new generation to go with better designs. The company will make the bodyweight a bit lighter compared to the previous model. The design is much more pronounced especially to heavy duty cars. It is built with exotic materials including high-strength boron steel and aluminum. In addition, 2017 Ford Expedition will go with 8 trims to offer such as XLT, XLT EL, Limited, Limited EL, King Ranch, King Ranch EL, Platinum and the last is Platinum EL. Of course, those variants are designed to meet your personal taste so you could pick the best one for 2017 Ford Expedition.
There is a very loud rumor that the company will add hybrid variant as the part of their projects to release this car. It is reported by some reliable sources that this version goes with parallel hybrid electric drive as the best way to offer better fuel economy. The powertrain will be changed. It is mated to completely new SelectShift Intelligent transmission. It is quite possible to see new 10-speed gearbox to answer the lower fuel consumption. The company also has big plan for 2017 Ford Expedition by removing the current V8 engine 5.4 liter and it will be replaced with twin-turbo engine Ti-VCT V6 3.5 liter 24-valve DOHC unit with the support of direct-injection to generate 365 horsepower and 420 pounds of torque. The fuel economy goes for about 16/23 mpg for 2WD version city/highway. The AWD version goes with 15/21 mpg. It is expected that the new engine, new electric steering wheel and gearbox will be added.
It is still unknown about the exact date from the official to launch this car, but we have heard that the company plans to release it sometime in the next year as the 2017 model year. It is expected that the base price will be around $42,000 that should be released in the middle of 2016. Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia will be the main rivals for 2017 Ford Expedition.