Next-Gen Ford Expedition Spotted with Aluminum Bodywork
The next generation of the Ford Expedition will see the full-size SUV switching to the lightweight aluminum bodywork of the F-150 pickup truck. These spy photos show a prototype Expedition testing with the front end and cab design of an F-150, but the boxy rear body of an SUV.
The Ford Expedition prototype seen here clearly adopts the front-end and cab design of the F-150 pickup truck, with a straight roofline that will preserve the model’s interior spaciousness. The most notable styling departure is a slightly sloped rear window, which may be an effort to improve the large vehicle’s aerodynamic performance and thus its fuel efficiency.
With weight cut, the next Ford Expedition could conceivably use smaller engines, just as the new Ford F-150 downsized its engines as its weight fell. Instead of the 365-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 in the current Expedition, the new model might be able to switch to the thriftier 325-hp, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 used in the Ford F-150.
Look for more on the next-generation Ford Expedition over the coming year.