Ford PH introduces new-look Expedition Platinum at very competitive price

Sale to officially start in July
by Vernon B. Sarne | Apr 17, 2015

Ford Expedition

Well, we didn't see this one coming.

At the 2015 Manila International Auto Show last week, Ford Philippines flaunted the all-new Mustang and the much-awaited Everest--exactly as we had been expecting. But at a prominent spot in the carmaker's 750sqm display area sat a somewhat familiar behemoth. We say "somewhat familiar" because on the one hand, the vehicle model was a popular nameplate, but on the other hand, the exterior styling looked fresh.

It was the new Ford Expedition Platinum, the latest update to the third-generation model of the American full-size SUV.

"The Expedition Platinum is a capable full-size utility vehicle for our discerning customers who want the very best in an SUV--it is the ultimate expression of class and refinement," said Ford Philippines marketing and sales vice president Minnie Valencia-Bustamante. "With a refreshed new look and a quieter cabin with state-of-the-art smart technologies, the Expedition Platinum is guaranteed to give our customers the safest and most premium riding experience."

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The biggest news about this Expedition, however, doesn't concern the new design elements: It's the propulsion under its hood. Gone was the previous (and gas-guzzling) 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine. In its place comes a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 powerplant rated at 365hp and 569 Nm, and mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

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Ford Philippines particularly highlights several of the new Expedition's features: electric power-assisted steering; 390W Sony audio system with 12 speakers; keyless entry paired with push-button start; rear-view mirror; blind spot information system; seven-color ambient lighting; and "truck apps" for easier towing and off-road driving.

But perhaps the best news?

The new Ford Expedition Platinum--available in our market in White Platinum, Tuxedo Black and Magnetic Metallic exterior colors--is pegged at just P3,488,000, which is merely a little more than the old model's price.

Want one? Selling officially commences in July.

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