The Ford Expedition is known to offer spacious cabins and smooth rides. Discover below if the 2023 Ford Expedition redesign will provide the same.
Ford cars, especially the Ford Expedition, are arguably one of the most versatile car manufacturers to date. Being the most extensive SUV lineup from Ford, the Expedition is available with a 3-row seating configuration, off-road performance capability, an impressive 9300 lbs. maximum tow rating, and a dashing twin-turbocharged V6 engine, even though the fuel economy is not exactly the best. As one of the most intriguing options that combine advanced technology features and a stunning appearance, here is some of the 2023 Ford Expedition redesign details that you can anticipate arriving soon.
The Ford Expedition Overview
The Expedition is a full-size SUV from Ford with a 3-row seating arrangement. The series was first released as a replacement for the Ford Bronco as a 1997 model year. It was the first large-size SUV from the manufacturer with a 4-door body. The Expedition has always been formulated to follow the correspondent Ford F-150 generation in production during its whole production period by using some mechanical and body elements.
Currently, the Ford Expedition is on its 4th generation, which production began with the 2018 model year. The automaker company internally refers to this generation as ‘U553’. It was introduced in early 207 at Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, USA. The production of Expedition’s new generation began in September 2017, and the arrival at the dealership started approximately two months later.
The Ford Expedition is available in regular and extended lengths; configuration options are also available with Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. The extended sizes are carried by the EL and Max trims sold since 2007.
Retained Engine and Hybrid Version Possibility
The 2023 Ford Expedition redesign package seems not to include a refresh on its current powertrain. The Expedition is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 engine combined with a ten-speed auto transmission on an RWD or AWD system. This engine produces a maximum of 380 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Expedition offers up to 400 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque on Limited trim grade as the upscale trim level. Even higher power output is provided by the newest additions to the trim range, the Timberline, with 440 HP and 510 lb-ft – which you can also get if you opt for Limited trim with Stealth Performance package.
What has to be noted is that Ford is in the middle of a significant vehicle production shift, as the company plans to move into EV production entirely in the several upcoming years. According to the Expedition team representation from Ford officials at the last model-year launch, the company is currently looking to electrify its whole portfolio. However, the team felt that the current engine is still adequate and didn’t comment further on the possibility of hybrid or electric powertrain release for the 2023 Ford Expedition redesign. However, as the hybrid motor is already offered by F-150, the corresponding brother of the Expedition, the latter is yet to be announced as so.
Minor Upgrades for the 2023 Expedition
The 2023 Ford Expedition redesign is predicted to be minimal, as the model year is possibly a carryover from the 2022 Expedition that had gone through some massive upgrades last year in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the nameplate.
The 2023 model is expected to bring the newly transformed grille with new merging headlights, an upgraded lower fascia, and changed taillight innards and tailgate design. In terms of the car’s interior, there’s a redesigned dashboard and a new steering wheel from last year. Trim addition is also unlikely, as it’s only recently that the Timberline trim grade was introduced to the Expedition lineup, along with the Stealth Edition Performance package for Limited trim.
The upcoming new Expedition will likely carry the Sync-4 integrated 12” touchscreen infotainment display that was upgraded last time. This system offers the ability of wireless connection, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as Wi-Fi hotspot. The audio system is supported with a 22-speaker B&O stereo, which doesn’t seem to be replaced soon.
The Spotted Hybrid Expedition
Considering that Ford is planning to go for total EV production by 2030 and a test vehicle of hybrid Expedition has been spy-spotted last year, a hybrid Expedition to be dropped soon is very high. Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford Expedition redesign models will undoubtedly be assembled in Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.