2015 Ford Expedition comes with EcoBoost engine, advanced technology
Ford Motor Company has announced the 2015 Ford Expedition full-size utility vehicle for everyone that wants capability, class-leading maximum cargo space in the extended length version and the latest automotive technologies.
Ford has something to boast with – the car company says that the 2015 Ford Exhibition is the most powerful and fuel-efficient Expedition ever with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and a SelectShift six-speed transmission under the hood. The vehicle also comes with some advanced technologies that include electric power-assisted steering, a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, SYNC with available MyFord Touch, and continuously controlled damping to give drivers control of ride performance.
"Customers still have a need for a traditional full-size utility vehicle and the new 2015 Expedition delivers what those customers are looking for," said Keith Wilson, Expedition marketing manager. "These are Ford's more affluent customers who won't compromise – they want space, performance, comfort and capability all in one impressive package."
The new 2015 Ford Expedition comes with numerous improvements, one of which includes increased engine torque, better fuel efficiency, an independent rear suspension and more. The 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine will be the only one to be offered in North America. The unit will deliver 365 HP (268 kW) and 420 lb-ft (567 Nm) of torque. The machine is also capable of towing up to 9200 pounds (4177 kilograms) – a fact that will make the 2015 Ford Expedition a useful vehicle for many people under many circumstances. The new 2015 Ford Expedition will also be the first Ford nameplate to offer a continuously controlled damping suspension that allows drivers to select among three drive modes – comfort, normal and sport. Thanks to 46 integrated sensors the continuously controlled damping technology analyzes the weight of the vehicle, steering feedback and road undulations and reacts accordingly to help control wheel and body motions so passengers experience an orderly, comfortable ride.
The list of improvements continues with Ford's new and innovative electric power-assisted steering that gives drivers improved maneuverability at low speeds and better feel at high speeds while at the same time saving fuel. Customers will enjoy unprecedented levels of quietness thanks to a host of changes that include improved seals on the body and reduced air leaks by 20 per cent. New sound dampening material in the cabin pillars also improves quietness. The center console also makes use of this material for even lower levels of unwanted road and engine noise. The interior noise gets reduced too thanks to the usage of acoustic glass in the windshield.
The new 2015 Ford Expedition will be offered in four versions – XLT, Limited, Ranch and Platinum and King Ranch. This means customers can select from the sporty XLT; the confident, elegant Limited; the sophisticated, urban Platinum; or the rural, rugged King Ranch. Each series has unique finishes specially selected to reflect the lifestyle and desires of the customer. For example, Expedition Limited features refined yet traditional finishes, while Platinum colors and material finishes are fresh and sophisticated.
The 2015 Ford Expedition will be commercially available later this year. No word on pricing as of now.
Source: Ford Motor Company