Simply put, the Ford Motor Company can’t stop dangling the proverbial automotive carrot in front of the faces of its adoring fans.
As if the recent public revealing of the new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup wasn’t enough to tide Ford fanatics here in Utah over for a few months, the 2018 Ford Expedition prototype was recently spotted—in full camouflage, of course—motoring around Detroit.
Eyewitnesses were shocked at what they saw: a mixture of both the current Ford F150 and the late Bronco. More specifically, the front end mimicked that of the F150, and the truncated rear of the mysterious Expedition looked exactly like what consumers have come to associate with the Bronco.
However, appearance isn’t everything. Clinging to what’s normally done, Ford is rumored to have a few tricks up its sleeve.
Reports MotorTrend.com, “Based off the new F-150, the new Ford Expedition will also implement an aluminum-intensive body structure, which should give it the weight advantage over competitors like the Chevrolet Suburban. Thanks to the lighter body, the full-size SUV should also get better fuel economy to help Ford meet stricter CAFE standards.”
Furthermore, while it’s assumed the current 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine will make its way into the new Expedition, it’s widely thought that the 2018 Expedition might opt for the smaller 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.
Though zero footage of the full-size SUV’s interior has been released, more details are soon to come to all of us here in Utah.