The sport utility vehicles have become the best-selling vehicles globally although the pickup trucks are the dominating force in the US. With the stable oil prices, the demand for the full-size SUVs increased as well and while we already saw several all-new models like the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator more redesigned body-on-frame SUVs will appear soon. General Motors is working on its large SUV range and the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and their long-wheelbase versions should come all-new for the 2021 model year. However, the rumors are spreading that Ford is allegedly working on the new 2020 Ford Excursion. Ford hasn’t commented on the rumors and the prototype of this model hasn’t been spotted.
The Excursion was the longest and largest SUV ever to be in production. The model entered the market for the 2000 model year and survived until 2006. The Ford Expedition was considered as the successor of the Ford Bronco at the time while the Excursion was effectively replaced with the Ford Expectation EL or now known as the Expedition Max. The new Bronco is returning to the game and was already spotted on several occasions while testing while we don’t have any solid proof that new generation Excursion is in the works. The Bronco has also been the part of rumors for years before it got official confirmation.
The rumors suggest that the next Excursion will again be based on the Super Duty Series truck while the Expedition shares the underpinning with the best-selling, light-duty F-150. The model should also rely on the powertrain options powering the recently refreshed F-450 and two models should also use a similar styling theme.
2020 Ford Excursion: Design
The new 2020 Ford Excursion hasn’t been mentioned by Ford so far and everything about this model derives from unconfirmed sources.
The new Excursion should again be the largest and longest SUV in the production as the rumors suggest. There are no specific details about its design and length while it was hinted that the model should again be based on the Ford F-450. As a reference the current Expedition Max is 221.9 inches long while Excursion measured 226.7 inches.
The model is also reported to come with a similar styling theme as the updated Ford Super Duty. That should include the new grille style and updated headlights and taillights. Depending on the trim version different grille and bumpers finish will be applied.
The interior of the model should also use the same design language as the Ford F-450. The Excursion should have a similar dash design and arrangement while it will provide more seating positions and impressive passenger and cargo space.
The model should also offer a wide range of customization options employing also the newest tech features. The part of the equipment list will be Ford’s newest infotainment platform and the model should also employ a number of cameras and sensors to make the ride easier and safer. There will also be different levels of material options and other comfort features.
2020 Ford Excursion: Powertrains
Ford will allegedly use some of the options if not all from the refreshed F-450 for the rumored 2020 Ford Excursion. That was the case with the previous version.
Rumors don’t suggest a possible use of the turbocharged EcoBoost engine which powers both the F-150 and Expedition SUV. Ford introduced a new high-output 7.3-liter V-8 engine for its Super Duty Series truck and new 10-speed automatic transmission but hasn’t yet revealed the energies’ specs. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel engine will also come with improved design and performance and Ford also returns 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline to the heavy-duty truck range. The reports suggest that all three engines could be at the disposal for the Ford Excursion if it arrives.
2020 Ford Excursion: Release, Price
Ford hasn’t hinted in any way the possible return of the large 2020 Ford Excursion. Ford redesigned the Expedition and Expedition MAX to go against the models from General Motors and it’s not clear what impact the return of the Excursion would have on the market. The models’ profitability is questionable.
The rumors indicate, however, that the model should appear sometime in 2020 and cost around $60, 000 in its base version.