Ford bolsters 2011 Expedition lineup

Ford bolsters 2011 Expedition lineup image

Text: / Photos: Ford Press | posted March 29, 2011 11:10

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To further add more options in the full size SUV segment, Ford Philippines has bolstered the local Expedition lineup with the introduction of the 2011 Expedition, in both extended and standard length versions.

According to Mr. Steven Tan, Ford Group Philippines Vice President for Sales and Marketing, "Ford continues to outperform its brand promise for customers to truly feel the Ford difference. The latest Ford Expedition line meets customer demand for innovative technology, upgraded safety-features, and a quality drive every time."

The 2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT sports a bold look with 20-inch premium wheels for a more pronounced appearance. The upgraded Expedition XLT EL adds 14.8 inches more in overall length for a more spacious interior, including 130.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

It also features a one-lever action 40/20/40-split seats in its second row that also fold flat for extra cargo space. A Centerslide, a center section which slides as far as 11 inches, is also available for easy access of front and backseat passengers. Its interiors have also been thoughtfully and ergonomically designed for full function to also be aesthetically pleasing.

The Ford Expedition uses an independent rear-suspension system that leaves more room to let seats fold flat, and a Powerfold button that adjusts seats automatically up to the third row.

Technology is abound on Expedition with a suite of info-tainment electronics like SYNC, Ford's industry-exclusive voice activated, hands-free system allows customers to connect their mobile phones and digital players via Bluetooth.

The 2011 Expedition XLT and XLT EL are powered by the proven 5.4 Triton V-8 engine, combined with 6-speed automatic transmission and E-85 Flex Fuel (FFV). Its 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque make it the best tow-rating in its class of up to 9,200 pounds. Having a wide 6.02:1 gear ratio and two overdrive gears (fifth and sixth), the Expedition XLT offers improved shift quality, faster acceleration and drive quality.

The 2011 Ford Expedition XLT and 2011 Ford Expedition XLT EL are priced at PhP2,990,000 and PhP3,299,000 respectively.