Ford Kicks Off Production Of 2018 Expedition In Kentucky

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to get your hands on a new 2018 Ford Expedition, your wait is coming to an end – because the first of them have started rolling off the assembly line.

Now in its fourth generation, the Expedition is Ford’s challenger to the likes of the Chevy Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia. It’s a full-size, truck-based SUV in an era when more and more sport-utes (including the Explorer) are going the crossover route with car-based underpinnings. That doesn’t mean it’s old-fashioned, though.

The all-new model has followed the F-150’s lead by adopting aluminum bodywork and an EcoBoost engine, saving a good 300 pounds off the curb weight in the process. It also packs a 10-speed automatic transmission and the latest infotainment technologies on board.

Though the Expedition was built in Wayne, Michigan, until 2009, it has since moved to the Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, where it’s built alongside the Lincoln Navigator (its more luxurious counterpart) and the Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup.

Ford invested some $900 million in the Kentucky plant to gear up for production of the new Expedition and Navigator, and secured a good thousand American jobs.

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  • Six_Tymes

    looks a lot like GM’s Suburban

    • LJ

      It has doors and wheels?

    • diesel_vdub

      That was my first thought… park this next to a Tahoo/Yukon/Suburban with the grills covered, they’d all look very similar and difficult for most suburban soccer mom’s to tell apart.

  • KidRed

    So boxy, it looks like a fricking caddy. Come on Ford, use some f-ing curves for once.

    • Bullitt2605

      If you use curves it will look like the Infinity QX 80 aka beluga whale. It looks very nice as is. Besides Caddy’s are so over styled, overpriced and fugly there is no comparison.

  • indic8r

    It’s about time Ford gave some love to these two. From the reviews I’ve read of the Navigator, GM might have a new fight on its hands with the Escalade.

  • Trackhacker

    Who buys these school bus lol…..ugh….

    • diesel_vdub

      American’s, check out any suburb… they are EVERYWHERE. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear they came in multi-paks at Costco and Wally World.

  • SgtBeavis

    I might not ever buy one, but I totally dig it.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    previous expedition looks more ok