Ford is well known for making big SUVs that turn the market on its head. This mainly due to the sheer size that they offer, as well as the off-road performance and comfort. The 2018 Ford Excursion is rumored to embody all these qualities and then some.
Not much is set in stone at the moment about this new Ford big boy, but there are snippets of information abound that paint a pretty picture. This big sized SUV was put on ice more than a decade ago, but Ford seems to have big plans for it.
Dusting it off the shelf, the American car maker is planning on retain its big boy qualities chassis-wise. Expect a monstrous power unit under the hood of this utility vehicle that will be able to wring excellent performance from a huge body.
The styling will be on the sporty and aggressive side of the spectrum. This is so that the rugged look that Ford is going for can be completed to the satisfaction of its future customers. Comfort in the interior will be at the maximum so as to shield the occupants from the rough work going on in the hood.
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The engine of the 2018 Ford Excursion
Just like the name suggests, this Ford SUV is for going out on excursions on rough and rugged terrain. For this kind of work, the car will need an engine that is able to push it towards overcoming nature.
According to information gleaned from Car Reviews, the base models of this forthcoming Excursion will probably have a 5.4 liter single overhead camshaft Triton V8 growling from underneath the hood. This engine has the capacity to give a horsepower reading of 255 hp and a torque of 350 pound feet.
On the other hand, for those going in for the top end trims, the engine is likely to be a more powerful 6.8 liter V10 that gives a maximum horsepower of 310 hp and a torque of 425 pound feet. For those going for all out power, Ford just might consider a 7.3 liter V8 diesel engine that gives incredible power at a torque reading hitting 500 pound feet.
Exterior body work
The 2018 Ford Excursion is not for the faint of heart. The car is a massive frame of sporty and rugged design. According to the renderings that are available online, the car will still maintain most of its beastly mien, but with a few updates added.
The front grille has been redesigned to offer more of the menacing look that lends it its rugged appeal. The chunky front grille is composed of three thick chrome strips against a black background. The Ford insignia sits atop the central strip. This combination of the silvery glow of chrome against black brings the SUV forward into this current age.
The front light cluster has a new design as well, setting it further apart from the olden model. It is semi divided into into two chunks, a move that makes it extremely stylish. Overall, the new Excursion still has the boxy body of past, but with a lot more of the rugged character infused into it.
For such a vehicle leaning towards the off-road, it is vital that the cabin is a cocoon of safety and comfort. Ford has ensured that the interior of the 2018 Ford Excursion will be able to shield the occupants from feeling every bump in every rut.
There is no concrete evidence concerning what exactly the manufacturer plans to deck out the interior with. However, we can take a leaf from the other similar cars by Ford that are likely to come out at the same time. From these, one can build a fairly suitable picture depicting what the Excursion will be sporting.
First off, there needs to be an updated navigation system to aid in all the off-roading. Expect to find a large screen for this. The infotainment system is also most likely to be the same that Ford is offering across its line of recent automobiles.
Judging from the size of the car, the cabin is more than likely to be spacious and accommodate a big number of people. The seats, as in the other top end SUVs from Ford, are likely to have leather or another top drawer upholstery material.
- Wheelbase: not yet known
- Length: not yet known
- Width: not yet known
- Max Speed: not yet known
- 0-60 mph: not yet known
- Passenger volume: not known
- Storage volume: not yet known
- Curb weight: not yet known
- MPG (miles per gallon) for both city and highway: unknown
- Available exterior colors: unknown
- Towing capacity: not yet known
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Release Date and Price
The 2018 Ford Excursion will be made available towards the end of 2017 or early 2018. There is no price yet, but basing on other models in class, it could be between $46,000 and $56,000 as per Cars In Trend.