The Ford Expedition: Designed for Every Family Adventure, with more Capability, Smart Technology and Exceptional Luxury for all

The Ford Expedition three row SUV was built with the family in mind and, with exceptional space, power, standard technology and capability, it continues to redefine family adventures in the Middle East.

With a bold stance and luxurious styling, Expedition looks the part no matter what it’s doing or where it’s going. Equally at home on long road trips, adventures in the wilds and shopping excursions around town, the Expedition has the space, power and capability to give families they flexibility they need to explore.

“Active families not only need a big, strong SUV to take them places but they also need to know their vehicle will deliver them to their destination in safety and comfort. And Expedition gives them that,” said Pedro Simoes, Marketing Director, Ford Middle East.

With all three rows of seating, Expedition comfortably caters for eight people. It’s also equipped with the 40/20/40 CentreSlide second-row seating that allows 11 inches of forward/​rearward adjustment. Both second- and third-row seating can be stowed at the push of a button, yielding up to 2962-litres of cargo space.

For a vehicle offering such generous cargo and passenger space, the Expedition is remarkably nimble. Thanks to its powerful 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine and the extensive use of aluminium and other weight-saving measures, the Expedition’s is equipped to deal with demanding tasks.  With up to 400 horsepower and 650 Nm torque, the Expedition delivers lively performance both on and off-road.

The engine is mated to a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and Ford’s exclusive Terrain Management System. TMS has up to seven drive modes including a Sand Mode, and, paired with a two-speed transfer case (all four-wheel-drive models) and the rear eLSD (electronic limited-slip differential) that allows a full differential lock, offers excellent off-road capability. Modes include Normal for around town driving, Sport for more spirited trips, Tow/Haul for improved towing and hauling performance, Eco for enhanced fuel economy, Grass/Gravel/Snow for loose terrain, Sand for low traction situations and Mud/Rut for uneven surfaces.

Expedition’s independent integral link rear suspension allows each rear wheel to react to road input independently, delivering precise handling without sacrificing a smooth ride. Its five-link design offers excellent vehicle control and superior driving dynamics while also increasing ground clearance and allowing the 60/40 third-row seat the clearance to fold flat while also providing ample third-row leg room.

The Expedition is available with a comprehensive list of driver-assist and entertainment technology features that include:

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go: Adaptive cruise control keeps a constant speed without having to work the brake or accelerator pedals – plus it automatically maintains a comfortable distance from vehicles ahead, once a pre-set distance has been set. Stop-and-go functionality uses radar and cameras to scan the road ahead and detect slower-moving traffic travelling in the same lane. The auto-hold feature keeps the vehicle at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal. If the vehicle has stopped for more than three seconds, the driver can tap the resume button or press the accelerator and the vehicle will return to its pre-set speed.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist: To operate Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the driver rotates a knob to indicate how much the system should turn the trailer, then the technology automatically steers the Expedition to turn the trailer the desired amount. The system can limit vehicle speed to enhance occupant comfort over various road surfaces. The result is less time required to back up a trailer along with added driver confidence; the technology can even help towing experts by reducing time lost to manoeuvring mistakes.

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection: Designed to help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of frontal collisions with vehicles or pedestrians, first by way of audible and visual alerts, then with active braking if the driver does not respond in time. The system uses information collected from a windshield-mounted camera and radar located near the front bumper. If the system’s sensors detect a potential collision with a car or pedestrian in front of the vehicle, a warning appears on the windshield and an audible alert sounds. Brakes will pre-charge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness for when the driver brakes. If the driver does not take corrective action and collision is imminent, brakes may automatically apply.

Enhanced Active Park Assist with Park Out: Available Enhanced Active Park Assist employs ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted steering, building on Ford’s parallel parking technology, and includes a system to guide the vehicle into a perpendicular parking space, while it also includes park-out assist to help drivers pull out of parallel parking spots. The system controls the steering wheel, while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedals, and shifts the vehicle into gear.

B&O PLAY by Harman: The 12-speaker B&O PLAY premium audio system by Harman available in Expedition has been perfected by acoustic engineers for a sound even audiophiles will appreciate. Providing those discriminating fans of high-fidelity sound systems with a rich, engaging listening experience. Featuring 12 high-performance speakers positioned and calibrated for optimal sound delivery, the system includes two ultra-performance midrange speakers and a subwoofer, and a 1,100-watt 14-channel amplifier that includes Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with 100 filters for exceptional sound quality.

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