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Latest Ford Expedition features 40 new technologies

DUBAI, July 15, 2018

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive company, has revealed the new generation Ford Expedition with more than 40 new features and driver-assist technologies.

Redefining the full-sized SUV segment with its new design inside and out, unique smart technologies, more power for drivers, and extensive driver-assist technologies, the model personifies class-exclusivity and best-in-class capability, said a statement from the company.

Crystal Worthem, marketing director, Ford Middle East and Africa, said: “We continue to build on our strong SUV leadership heritage, with the new generation 2018 Ford Expedition being the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever.”

“Active families don’t simply want a big, strong SUV to take them places; they want the journey to be as enjoyable as the destination. And Expedition gives them that,” he added.

Of the new features in the newest Expedition, a great number contribute to Ford’s full-sized SUV earning the tag “Best-in-Class” and “Class-Exclusive”.

These include best-in-class fuel economy, torque, towing capability and second and third row space, not to mention the Panoramic Vista Roof that spans two rows – a feature not offered by any competitor – BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, which now includes class-exclusive trailer coverage, and an advanced cargo manager with an adjustable shelf behind the third row.

Expedition has been thoroughly updated with the latest must-have connectivity features, driver-assist technologies, and premium convenience amenities.

Some of the new features of the model includes:

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.

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.

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.

Powerful and Efficient EcoBoost Engine: Expedition comes with the most torque in its class with the second generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine mated to a new class-exclusive 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

Terrain Management System: The model’s new terrain management system 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.

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.

Rotary Gear Shift: Located in the front centre console, the new standard class-exclusive rotary gear shift dial comes to Expedition with backlit PRND and M, working electronically, rather than mechanically, to shift gears. – TradeArabia News Service

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