2018 Ford Expedition Shown Before the Official Reveal


The first ever Ford Expedition was introduced way back in 1996, and it was supposed to give us an idea of Ford’s full-size SUV. Ever since then its sales were at a high level, with slight ups and downs but it did successfully replace the popular Bronco.

It has already been a decade since the 2007 Ford Expedition hit the market and at that time the new vehicle was based on the T1 platform that is related to the P2 architecture of the ninth-gen F-150. The SUV feels outdated, but the new 2018 Expedition is coming, and there are leaks before the official reveal.

The new model is shown by the Truck Trend network through a B-roll video, and it should come with the new platform, while Blue Oval plans to use a lot of aluminum to reduce the weight as much as possible. The new 2018 Ford Expedition will sport a body-on-frame construction referred to as T3, which is similar to the high-strength steel frame that supports the ongoing Ford F-150.


Even the front fascia resembles the one on the 2018 Ford F-150 a little bit, and if you look at the Platinum trim especially, you will see those similarities. The new 2018 Ford Expedition is not going to look as tail-heavy as the ongoing model, while the Platinum version might come with 22-inch wheels wrapped in 285/45 Hankook Dynapro HT tires, which are meant for all four seasons.

This is as far as concrete facts go, but there are a lot of speculations about the new Expedition. First of all, it could be powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine taken from the F-150, but the Power Stroke V6 diesel unit is a possibility as well. The powerplant, whichever it is, will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The towing capacity of the new model should exceed the predecessor’s 9,200 pounds, but we don’t know how much.

Follow us for more details, because we expect Ford to reveal more about the 2018 Expedition at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.