2017 Ford Excursion Release Date, Price
The new model 2017 Ford Excursion can be expected in late 2017. With the advancement in technology and a bias towards using cleaner and greener fuels, the Ford had almost forgotten its Excursion model. Rigorously produced during 1999-2005, this typical long stylish SUV has served innumerable customers with a comfortable and powerful vehicle. And this time, it’s going to take a toll on the luxury SUV segment with a bang, promises Ford.
2017 Ford Excursion – Expectations and Rumors Surrounding
The Ford has stopped the production of Excursion ever since fuel prices starting skyrocketing their ways. Hence, the car maker decided to concentrate more on energy efficient vehicle. The birth of EcoBoost engines and the plug-in hybrids provide immense competition to their Chevy counterparts.
With the reduction in fuel prices as of now, the Ford has once again revived potential car enthusiast’s wish to see the new 2017 Ford Excursion. Although nothing has been confirmed as yet, the Ford might choose to put the vehicle on US roads once again. Since no exact information can be obtained on the new Excursion’s specifications, car lovers are left with expectations of a more powerful Excursion.
The new 2017 Ford Excursion is supposed to be getting a realigned body with newer cabins. It borrows its form factor and many more from the likes of Ford Expedition and F-150.
The newer vehicle is set to be made with lighter materials and a heavy-duty chassis. Like the F-150, it might be more manageable to control and cost less. Additionally, the Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor is the closest representation of the Excursion but with a hefty price tag. The VelociRaptor is a 6*6 vehicle which fails to house eight people which the Excursion did. Hence a new version is inevitable and required.
The 2017 Ford Excursion is expected to take a lot from the Ford F-150 even in terms of outer appearance.
The front and rear bumpers are supposed to be stronger and well built. Ford has been working on making this new vehicle more aerodynamic with the body curves. From the inside, this new Excursion is expected to be more comfortable and stylish. Leather upholstered seats should provide the comfort while an advanced dashboard with touchscreen and excellent infotainment treats the riders well.
2017 Ford Excursion – Engine and Powertrain
The Ford plans to install a powerful powertrain in this new 2017 Ford Excursion which should be fuel efficient. The 3.5-liters EcoBoost V6 engine looks like a perfect choice for the larger Ford vehicles, particularly the mid-size trucks. Additionally, like the Ford F-150, the new Excursion might feature an even stronger diesel engine which is expected to produce an excess of 300 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque.
The new vehicle might make use of a 10-speed auto transmission. The older Excursion models were not fuel efficient and hence this time Ford specifically plans to take care of this. The new Excursion might provide a combined fuel mileage of 25 mpg.
2017 Ford Excursion – Competition and Price
The new Ford Excursion is expected to suffer competition from Chevy Suburban and Ford F-150. These two vehicles have been used as substitutes to Excursion lovers all this while. The Ford has not yet determined the price of this new vehicle but it should not cross $50,000, according to the automaker.