June 21, 1999 – All-new Ford Excursion prices begin at $34,135

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All-new Ford Excursion prices
begin at $34,135

DEARBORN, June 21, 1999 – Ford’s all-new heavy duty sport
utility vehicle – the 2000 Excursion – features unmatched
interior space and powertrain lineup, and builds on the
company’s pledge to offer cleaner, safer and more efficient
vehicles. The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices
for the Excursion range from $34,135 for the XLT 4X2 to
$40,880 for the Limited 4X4 (including destination charges).

“The customer came first in developing the all-new Ford
Excursion,” says Jim O’Connor, Ford Motor Company vice
president and president of Ford Division. “The Excursion
is designed to provide customers with a fresh new choice
in the heavy-duty utility market. Excursion offers more
space and convenience for passengers, more utility for
activities such as towing and more versatility for carrying
cargo and luggage – while at the same time setting a bold
new standard for safety and the environment.”

The Excursion may be equipped with either a 5.4-liter V-8
engine, a 6.8-liter V-10 or a 7.3-liter V-8 diesel. Built
on the “Ford Tough” Super Duty F-Series platform, Excursion
seats up to nine people in three rows, with class leading
head, leg and shoulder room and cargo volume.

The Ford Excursion features a number of product innovations:

  • Putting safety first, Excursion features dual front air
    bags and a Ford first below-bumper beam (BlockerBeam&#153)
    to help prevent a car from sliding under Excursion in the
    event of a frontal collision.

  • Excursion will join the lineup of other Ford sport
    utility vehicles, mininvans and pickup trucks in meeting
    Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards or better in all
    states on all engines. Ford’s trucks that meet LEV
    status emit anywhere from about 15 percent to over 50
    percent fewer smog-forming emissions than trucks that
    do not meet LEV. On a total average basis, Ford’s
    LEV trucks will be about one-third cleaner than they are

Nearly one-fifth of Excursion is made from
recycled materials – steel, aluminum, rubber and plastic. More than
80 percent of the SUV is recyclable by weight at the end of its
automotive life. Underscoring Ford’s commitment to the
environment, Ford also is launching a test fleet of propane
Excursion vehicles that are Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicles
(SULEV). These are the first propane vehicles to meet SULEV
standards – California’s strictest emissions standard for trucks.

Suggested retail prices announced today are effective
immediately. Public introduction for Excursion is scheduled for
Sept. 30, 1999. Dealers are taking orders now for delivery to
customers upon receipt of the vehicles from the factory.

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