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"“Ford invested wisely,” IHS Automotive senior analyst Stephanie Brinley said. “They updated the things customers touch and see.”
The Expedition and long-wheelbase Expedition EL compete with gigantic SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The GM models will be all-new this year as they move to the same platform as the automaker’s 2014 full-size pickups.
The Expedition is due for a complete redo in two years, when it’ll switch to the same platform as the 2015 F-150 pickup that goes on sale late this year.
“The update should keep Expedition loyalists in the fold,” said Joe Phillippi of Auto Trends Consulting. “It’s a placeholder until the new F-150’s platform migrates to the Expedition.”
The most significant change is the switch to a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine that will provide more power and better fuel economy than the 5.4-liter V8 in the current and previous Expeditions.
“The switch gives them a fuel economy story to tell,” Brinley said. “That’ll help versus the new Suburban.” The Expedition also gets adaptive shock absorbers that monitor the road surface to improve comfort and handling. It retains the independent rear suspension that’s a key selling point.
Ford will add a top of the line Platinum trim level for 2015, showcasing a choice of leathers, including one Ford calls the color of red wine, with tuxedo-stripe accents and French seams.
Other new features include blind spot alert, push button start and a control panel that combines traditional switches and dials with voice recognition and a touch screen.
The Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV gets similar updates for 2015.
Ford will show the 2015 Expedition at the Dallas-Ft. Worth auto show that begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday."
So what do you guys think of it? Do you think it will be able to compete with the Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon / Yukon XL?