Ford adds new variant to Expedition lineup

Longer SUV option now available
Mar 22, 2011
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2011 Ford Expedition

Ford Group Philippines has expanded its business-class offerings in the Philippine car industry with the launch of the 2011 Ford Expedition XLT EL (Extended Length) and Ford Expedition XLT.

"The desire to anticipate our customers' wants and needs never stops at Ford," said Steven Tan, Ford Group Philippines' vice president for sales and marketing. "In our Business Class offerings, that means latest innovative global technology that upgrades key vehicle attributes in comfort and convenience, stability and safety, and fuel efficiency. Our 2011 Ford Expedition XLT and XLT EL represent these standards here in the Philippines."

Both the 2011 Expedition XLT and XLT EL are powered by a 5.4 Triton™ V8 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and E-85 Flex Fuel (FFV). Its 300hp and 495Nm of torque give it the best tow-rating in its class of up to 9,200lbs.

"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," Ford Group Philippines said.

The 2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT roll on 20-inch premium wheels for a bolder appearance. It offers 14.8 inches more in overall length for a spacious interior, including 130.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The Expedition EL XLT also features a one-lever action 40/20/40-split seats in the second row that may be folded 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.

The Ford Expedition is equipped with an independent rear-suspension system that allows for more room to let seats fold flat, and a Powerfold™ button that adjusts seats automatically up to the third row.

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For safety, the Ford Expedition comes with MyKey™, a system that helps encourage safer driving by allowing parents to program a key through the vehicle message center for features like the seatbelt reminder and an audio system mute until the safety belt is buckled, as well as a speed limiter and an alert chime that goes off at certain speeds. The SUV also comes with Ford's Easy Fuel Capless Fuel Filter that eliminates the inconvenience of reclosing the gas cap after fueling. "This technology helps prevent emissions from escaping, making the Ford Expedition more fuel-efficient," the carmaker said.

"With state of the art features, key safety innovations, bold design and strong engine performance, the 2011 Ford Expedition XLT is truly unparalleled on reliability, convenience, safety, space, innovation and efficiency. There is truly no better way to travel!" Tan said.

The 2011 Ford Expedition also comes in an XLT Standard Length variant, with a 2WD drivetrain, stone grey interior trim seats and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

How much will you shell out for this fancy sport-ute? The 2011 Ford Expedition XLT is available at P2.990 million and the 2011 Ford Expedition XLT EL is at P3.299 million.

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