Just like the F-150, the new Ford Expedition is set to adopt an aluminum body, reports the Detroit Free Press.
The company confirmed the news while recently speaking to investors saying that the aluminum-bodied Expedition will arrive by 2018.
Just like the current model, the new Ford Expedition will be constructed at the firm’s Kentucky Truck Plant. which also produces the latest aluminum-clad Super Duty. Although Ford didn’t confirm any additional details about the new Expedition, it is expected to create additional jobs at the facility.
Current speculation suggests that the next-generation Expedition will be powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Mated to this engine will be a 10-speed automatic transmission in place of the old six-speed of the outgoing model. There’s a possibility that a smaller 2.7-liter variant could be offered after launch.
Each year, Ford sells approximately 40,000 Expeditions, about half the number of Chevrolet Tahoes sold annually. Following its extensive update however, there’s a good chance the Blue Oval will see delivery figures rise.