We don't have any 100% concrete information yet. However, all the hints from Ford engineers/marketing folks seem to point to the Navigator getting the Ecoboost and the Expedition getting the 5.0L. Both trucks might get the 3.7L V6 as a base/fleet level option.
Other than that, we know it's still supposed to be truck based (F150 chassis) and it will likely loose some weight thanks to the use of more aluminum and high-strength steel.
Yes, I've followed all of those threads. I have a hard time believing that Ford would revert to a solid axle after all these years. It seams that we would have more solid rumors or answers at this late date. Someone knows. When is the 2014 Job 1, August? Just a couple months away. thanks
Ford confirmed the Expedition would get the 5.0 liter V-8. Matt VanDyke (global director at Ford) also said the Navigator would be avalible with EcoBoost engines.
The next Expedition will arrive sometime later in 2014 for the 2015 model year (if development is not delayed). If pushed back it may not be released until 2015 for the 2016 model year.
A powertrain test mule was spotted back in March (see below):
The test mule has a modified air intake with parts of the Expedition's grille to feed and cool the air hungry engine (a EcoBoost V-6) and turbo boost gauges are tacked onto the interior A-pillar. The yellow sticker up top of the windshield is a identification sticker for that test mule (there is more than one mule).
A revised four-wheel independent suspension system, 5.0 liter 32-vavle Ti-VCT Coyote V-8, 10-speed automatic transmission, dual rear inflatable safety belt airbags, and lighter weight are some improvements in store.
After waiting years for a redesigned/repowered Expedition, this continues to be very sad news:
2014 Expedition Overview
The 2014 Ford Expedition provides top-end towing capability of 9,200 pounds, spaciousness and power for those seeking a do-it-all full-size SUV. The independent multilink rear suspension adds comfort and roominess. The array of equipment groups offers a variety of comfort, convenience, capability and appearance options, as well as extended-length versions.
Key features include:
New available mechanical load-leveling system is quieter than outgoing air-based system
Up to 20 mpg highway from the flex fuel-capable 5.4-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission
Standard rear-wheel drive; four-wheel drive available
SYNC® system features USB or Bluetooth® connectivity and optional voice-activated navigation with HD Radio™
20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels as well as dual-head-restraint DVD system available on Limited and King Ranch
Control Trac® 4WD provides sure-footed control on any road:
2H (4x2) setting for normal, dry on-road driving
4A (4x4 auto) setting for all on-road conditions
4H (4x4) setting for slippery roads
4L (4x4 low) setting for pulling a boat out of the water or at low speeds
PowerFold® third-row seats fold flat at the touch of a button, increasing cargo space up to a maximum 130.8 cubic feet in EL models
Standard trailer sway control, which uses selective braking and engine management to tame unwanted trailer movement
Integrated trailer brake controller available on XLT, standard on Limited and King Ranch
Ford’s leading safety and security features, including:
AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™
Safety Canopy® System side air curtain technology for all three rows
Dual-stage airbags for driver and front passenger
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
MyKey® programmable vehicle key allows parental controls on driving speed
SecuriCode™ keypad entry system
Manufacturing location: Kentucky Truck Plant, Louisville, Ky
2014 will be the last model year for the current Expedition (known internally at Ford as the U324) and Expedition EL/Max (U354).
So for those of you who really liked the U324 (which was a good vehicle, even if dated) and have put off buying one, I suggest you go ahead and order your U324 or see a Ford dealer to select a U324 off their lot.
A concept rendering of the next Expedition - some styling will follow the Ford Atlas concept.
I drive a 2012 Ford F150 XLT SuperCrew, coming from a 2007 Expy XLT. I want back into the full sized SUV, but I look at the 2013 Expy interior and look at my truck and say no way to Ford. I am hopeful that they get to 25 MPG highway when I am ready to move my truck in 2-3 years.
Seriously Ford, your Full sized SUV cannot have an interior worse than your truck, it can't. Now I am looking at what GM is doing to their Tahoe/Yukons. If you don't put an Ecoboost in the Expy, I am afraid you'll break my Ford buying pattern.
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