Ford is one of the premier names when it comes to cars as well as land vehicles and following up on its latest line-up, the 2017 Ford Expedition EL is bound to become the company’s best full-size SUV to date. According to information released by Ford Motor Company, this vehicle model is already in the advanced stages of development and should be ready for public consumption by 2016. This new line of 2017 Ford Expedition EL will debut 4 unique trim levels such as the XLT EL, Limited EL, King Ranch EL, as well as Platinum EL.
2017 Ford Expedition EL Design:
The over-all design of the 2017 Ford Expedition EL concept will retain the critically-acclaimed SUV design but has been updated to look more modern as well as appealing. It will be made out of ultrahigh strength but very lightweight boron steel and aluminum. This new material has drastically reduced the total weight of the vehicle as it will be 200 to 300 pounds lighter. The chrome grille, headlights, as well as front bumper have all been reworked to give the vehicle a more powerful as well as aggressive look. It will be able to accommodate 8 adult passengers and the seats are arranged into three rows to provide maximum space.
The vehicles interior will largely be dominated by wood as well as aluminum which is also another reason why this latest model is much lighter than its predecessors. It will have the new Sync 3 infotainment system as well as an LCD display in the central panel. It will also sport an improved AC system.
2017 Ford Expedition EL Powertrain Options:
The 2017 Ford Expedition EL is no slouch either when it comes to engine performance as it will sport a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine and will clock in at 440 horsepower while still retaining 860 pound/feet of torque. It also has a new 10R80 SelectShift intelligent manumatic transmission which will theoretically have 10 speeds although it is still currently in development. Fuel consumption for rear wheel drive is at 23 mpg highway as well as 26 mpg city while going all-wheel can still yield 21 mpg highway as well as 15 mpg city.
2017 Ford Expedition EL Release Date and Price:
As the 2017 Ford Expedition EL is still under development, there is still no official release date announced. However, it is expected to debut on the second half of 2016. As with the price, no official announcements have been made but it is expected that the base model will come in at roughly $42,000 and the most expensive Platinum EL going for about $61,000.