While people don’t usually fancy getting dirty when displaying their new full-size SUV, there is a number of clients who don’t mind the occasional splash in the name of adventure.
The Blue Oval brand is looking to leave no stone unturned – meaning no angered fan, so the 2018 Ford Expedition can be had with the new FX4 off-road package. For this specific case – the FX4 has been in use in the past as well – the 2018 Expedition FX4 gets the XLT trim level to work with bespoke modified shock absorbers, seven functional skid plates, 18-inch wheels with Michelin Primacy XC all-terrain tires, new running boards, rubber floor mats, and various FX4 logos. More importantly, there’s also an electronic limited-slip rear differential with a 3.73:1 gear ratio from the Heavy Duty Tow pack for the rest of the Expedition family – and the transformation is completed with “sand guards” on the transmission cooler and radiator.
Just like any Expedition, the FX4 version is equipped with the standard 10-speed automatic transmission and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 packing 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque – the Platinum model meanwhile gets 400 hp and 480 lb-ft on premium fuel. The new alloy wheels have been created specifically for the FX4, as they’re more durable for off-road excursions – and the package is expected to be a popular choice for the Middle East audience. The FX4 can also be had on both versions of the Expedition – standard and long-wheelbase – to better face rivals such as the Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 and Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport.