Ford’s crossovers lineup is complete. They have everything, from an entry level EcoSport to a full-size Expedition. The large SUV is present from 1996. But, in 2005 it took the place that belonged to Excursion model. Now, this crossover is coming back. The company is ready to launch refreshed 2018 Ford Excursion.
Once pretty popular, this crossover could revive the interest for it. Back in 2005, sales numbers were bad, the vehicle consumed too much fuel, so the discontinuation was not a surprise. However, with the growth of SUV segment, there are much more buyers than before. Also, technology is evolving every day, so now we have more efficient engines. The appearance will be strong since no one would pass to see this huge vehicle on the street. However, its price could be slightly higher.
2018 Ford Excursion Possible Engines
Since there is no official info about the 2018 Ford Excursion, we must listen to rumors and see what to expect. Most experts want to see a 3.5-liter V-6 unit under the hood of the SUV. However, that is the mill used by the Expedition. It is likely to see a V-8 model for 2018 Excursion. Surprisingly, it is going to be a diesel. Back in the past, the Ford Excursion was based on the F-250 truck. So, the company could make it a towing capable crossover once again. If Ford decides to go with the 6.0-l Power Stroke V-8 unit, massive torque will come with the SUV. Estimations are that at least 900 lb-ft will explode from the engine. This model will be also capable to deliver 450 hp.
2018 Ford Excursion Redesign
The 2018 Ford Excursion will be a mix of F-250 and Expedition. Styles and design language will create a vehicle with aggressive and bold appearance. Excursion is the largest crossover ever made in the family. Now, it will break the record with new dimensions. It will be at least 230 inches long, with a 140-inch wheelbase. Parts of the body will come from F-250, while we will see some unique solutions, especially for the rear end.
It is hard to imagine anything related to the previous edition to find its way to 2018 Ford Excursion. After 13 years everything is so different. The cabin of the new SUV will take 8 passengers. A three-row layout will provide enough space for all travelers. Some crossovers lack room for a rear bench, but it won’t be the case with Excursion. Not only that passengers in the third row will have comfortable spacing, but there will be plenty of room in the cargo area for luggage. The extended body will be pretty functional inside, as it makes a statement with exterior appearance.
2018 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
Since its sibling Expedition is already available for 2018 season, we can soon expect the larger model to appear. The 2018 Ford Excursion is going to cost at least $60,000. It is $8,000 more than the base Expedition. However, it brings more room, and it is larger. Also, with the 6.0-l monster under the hood, we can see it even more expensive. The crossover is not for everyone, and its price is telling that exactly.