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2018 Ford Expedition Spotted(Alu?)



Ford's launching of the new aluminum-bodied F-150 stands to be a game-changer in its own right, but it's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The F-150's aluminum construction has already to a new Super Duty and soon to a new Raptor, but a new Expedition looks to be in the works, as well.

Tipped to debut alongside a new Lincoln Navigator sometime in 2017 as a 2018 model, the new Expedition is anticipated to borrow heavily from the F-150 on which it's based. Combine that with EcoBoost engines and the new Expedition, as large as it will be, stands to offer serious fuel economy savings over the outgoing model, and allow for more hauling capability in the process.


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Re: 2017 Ford Expedition Spotted

I'm guessing this is simply a mule. I doubt it will have an F-150 grille (at least the EXACT same grille) and current-gen Expedition taillights.

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Spy Shots of Aluminum Expedition

Spy Shots of Aluminum Expedition

Link to AutoBlog pictures and short article.

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/09/30/2...ion-spy-shots/

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Re: 2017 Ford Expedition Spotted

Very good news!
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Spy photos of Aluminum Body Expedition

Ford's launching of the new aluminum-bodied F-150 stands to be a game-changer in its own right, but it's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The F-150's aluminum construction has already to a new Super Duty and soon to a new Raptor, but a new Expedition looks to be in the works, as well.

Tipped to debut alongside a new Lincoln Navigator sometime in 2017 as a 2018 model, the new Expedition is anticipated to borrow heavily from the F-150 on which it's based. Combine that with EcoBoost engines and the new Expedition, as large as it will be, stands to offer serious fuel economy savings over the outgoing model, and allow for more hauling capability in the process.

The styling looks set to take its cues from the F-150 and Super Duty, but with a four-door, squared-off body style. Expect the interior to pack the latest technologies as well, including Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system. The new Expedition will have its hands full competing with the latest Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, and GMC Yukon to say nothing of the likes of the Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, and (to some extent) Jeep's forthcoming Wagoneer revival, too.

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It's happeningggg!!!!!

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Still has IRS!

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Re: Spy photos of Aluminum Body Expedition

Yep, looks like the IRS is there! Along with some extra cladding along the rear roofline. I wonder what that is hiding.
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Re: Spy Shots of Aluminum Expedition

Well it looks like **** right now but LOOK! IRS! YESS!!!!

And hey, it actually exists!
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Re: 2017 Ford Expedition Spotted

Definitely a mule, long way to go here on the final design but this prototype has an IRS which is kinda big news in my book, they didn't give it up which is probably why this vehicle is lagging the F-150 by so many years and should really challenge the GM utes which sorta phone it in and cash the check.

The design will probably use much of the F-150 hard points so it will probably have a blocky look to much of it but I imagine they'll do some work to the sheetmetal to smooth it out for the civilian market. It'll be interesting to see what Lincoln does with it, reshaping Aluminum is not an simple or inexpensive task so I would not be surprised if Lincoln reuses much of the Ford metal a'la Caddy especially for cars in such low production.

The rear side light may actually be part of the final design however which indicates something a bit more softened but with some strong angles.

I'm actually excited by these, I would love a modern Navigator....if they can assemble them in a timely fashion
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Re: 2017 Ford Expedition Spotted

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Definitely a mule, long way to go here on the final design but this prototype has an IRS which is kinda big news in my book, they didn't give it up which is probably why this vehicle is lagging the F-150 by so many years and should really challenge the GM utes which sorta phone it in and cash the check.

The design will probably use much of the F-150 hard points so it will probably have a blocky look to much of it but I imagine they'll do some work to the sheetmetal to smooth it out for the civilian market. It'll be interesting to see what Lincoln does with it, reshaping Aluminum is not an simple or inexpensive task so I would not be surprised if Lincoln reuses much of the Ford metal a'la Caddy especially for cars in such low production.

The rear side light may actually be part of the final design however which indicates something a bit more softened but with some strong angles.

I'm actually excited by these, I would love a modern Navigator....if they can assemble them in a timely fashion
I'm glad to hear that it's retaining IRS, which is a huge selling point over the GM triplets.

How, may I ask, did you know that? Is there something in the spyshots that gives it away?

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