At the 2018 Texas State Fair, Ford revealed four special edition SUV models which will be added to its current lineup later this year. To be exact, the four special edition SUVs are composed of two new Explorers and two new Expeditions. Coincidentally, one of the special edition models is even named after the state they were introduced in – the Texas Edition.
Starting with the model that stands out the most among the four, the Expedition Stealth Edition receives a host of visual changes. For starters, the car now has blackened trim – hence the name – all throughout including the grill, headlight housing, fog lamp bezel, taillight housing and mirrors to name a few. There are also new 22-inch wheels body-color handles. Inside, there's red stitching all around to contrast the black interior.
As for the Expedition Texas Edition, the only changes to it visually are the 22-inch wheels and a special badge on the tailgate. That's it. It does have the existing Special Edition package which helps make hauling, towing and parking easier, though. It also includes has a Cargo Package, Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package and enhanced active park assist.
Moving to the smaller sibling, the Explorer Limited Luxury edition gets an upgraded exterior on the Limited trim. 20-inch aluminum wheels, multi-contour seasts with Active Motion, Nirvana leather seats and an upgraded steering wheel are some of the new features on the Limited Luxury Edition. Meanwhile, the Explorer Dessert Copper edition are based on the XLT model but does sport chrome mirror caps and 20-inch wheels. Inside, there are copper highlights and accents to contrast the black interior.
Ford does not mention how many of these 'limited edtion' models will be produced. Given the large sales volume of the Expedition and Explorer, it's likely that Ford will be producing more than a handful of these models.
Considering there's a new Explorer on the horizon, these two special edition models could be the final versions of the current Explorer before the next-gen model debuts.