Welcome to the forum, REllisNovak!
...here are my predictions for the next Expedition (hopefully the 2014 debuting this summer or fall):
1 - It retains the body-on-frame breeding of the F-150 instead of going unibody.
2 - It closely mirrors the F-150 and uses the same some of the same aluminum bodywork. (This may be wishful thinking.)
3 - It uses the same Ecoboost and 5.0L engines as the F-150 but will not carry the 6.2L or any diesel version.
4 - There will be some new colors but most of them will be carryovers.
5 - It will have the same HID headlamp options as the F-150.
Am I missing anything? Am I way off base?
Where's the most likely place to find reliable, early information about Ford's actual plans? I thought we'd at least be seeing spy shots by now.
an online document I saw earlier this year indicates the nextgen F-150's Job1 is Q3 2014
so in dealers Sept 2014 at the earliest (could have changed)
+ Wingnut's "clue" (14-16 months from now) might hint at a slightly earlier date for the Expedition...sooner-the-better imho!
Agree with your descriptions!
tho aluminum content may depend on how much goes into the Navigator - ie I expect the Expedition to get less
I don't follow truck stuff too closely but seem to remember diesel(s) being mentioned for some Transit vans recently...
sharing the F-150's HLs/frontend would be an interesting route to make differentiating the Navi easier - good idea!
Ford had a 6-door Suv design patent online a few years ago.
I'm still wondering if it will show up on any Lincoln...& could see it also on an ExpeditionXL.