Ford is among the top SUV makers and its vehicles are sold in almost all countries in huge numbers. For 2019, the US car giant has ambitious plans. The existing SUV and crossovers of the company are being spruced up and the new launches are also on cards. However, the industry buzz is that Ford plans to re-launch some of its popular cars of yesteryears. In this line, there is a model 2019 Ford Excursion.
The rumors of Ford launching the large SUV Excursion-which was popular in the early 2000s- are doing the rounds. The company is yet to confirm the buzz, but the possibility cannot be denied as rivals GM and FCA has similar plans.
2019 Ford Excursion design and productions
The Excursion was possibly the heaviest and largest SUV ever made by any company. The heavy-duty SUV was unveiled by Ford back in 1999 and it debuted in North America. Initially, it was quite successful. It was actually modeled on the company’s popular F-250 series Super Duty pickup truck. It was rival to the GMC Yukon and Chevy Suburban– both made by GM. However, poor fuel economy and the emergence of more lightweight rivals led to declining in sale figures. Ford ultimately ceased production of the Excursion in 2005. It was succeeded by XL version of Ford Expedition in selected markets.
The styling of the upcoming Ford Excursion SUV W. However, you can expect design similarities with existing SUV lineup of the company. This means it will have angular and rugged exterior styling much like the Expedition and Escape. It will get stylish alloy wheels along with LED powered lamps along with DRL. Like most SUVs of Ford, it may be sold in a few trims and in several color choices.
2019 Ford Excursion interior review
The cabin of the upcoming Ford Excursion SUV will be large and it will have 7 seats. The material quality will be premium and the dashboard will have an ergonomic layout for sure. The cargo space will be abundant and Ford will offer several bins and cubicles for storing foods and gadgets.
The upcoming Ford Excursion SUV will be equipped with a lot of modern safety technologies. It will get several airbags and features like traction control, vehicle stability control, blind spot monitor will be offered. However, some of the advanced safety tech to alert the driver may be offered in optional packages.
Amenities will also include ambient lighting, perforated leather seating with ventilation, heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a premium sound system. Furthermore, the sunroof may be kept as an option.
2019 Ford Excursion engine rumors
It is not certain as to which engine will be used in the upcoming Ford Excursion SUV. However, the company may use a V6 Ecoboost engine in its existing SUV lineup.
However, from some rumors, the new model may get a diesel engine, that currently sits under the hood of some models in Ford`s line. The engine may be also tweaked and fuel economy will be on the higher side. Also, we expect this vehicle to be a great towing performer.
2019 Ford Excursion price and release date
The release date of the upcoming Ford Excursion SUV is unknown. The price is yet to be announced but it will be priced above the Expedition SUV. Ford should not get too aggressive with its pricing.