It looks like there is a big chance to see the world’s toughest SUV once again, this time as 2020 Ford Excursion. These days, you can find a lot of reports of various kinds of revivals of legendary nameplates. This one is among them, though we can’t call this model a legend, considering its very short is quite an unsuccessful production. This huge SUV was in production for only six years, between 1999 and 2005. Even in such a short period, it draws a lot of attention. Of course, the main reason was its design. It is always interesting to see something big, but this model was even bigger than full-size SUVs.
It came based on the Ford’s legendary F-Truck. More precisely, it was based on the company’s Super-Duty truck F-250. With such rugged design, it was clear that Ford aims for drivers that would need something really capable, but still fine enough to comfortably transport a bunch of passengers. Still, the original model has never managed to make some more spectacular sales results. Despite initial popularity, it started to decrease, due to high fuel prices, which work very well in a combination with poor fuel economy.
These days, we oil is once again quite affordable and when the company has a whole range of highly-capable and also efficient engines, it seems there is a lot of potentials with this model, which is rumored to come as 2020 Ford Excursion.
2020 Ford Excursion Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we have no doubt that the new 2020 Ford Excursion will stick to its roots. This means only one, a Super-Duty based SUV. Once again, the F-250 will serve as the basis. The current generation of this capable truck is on the market for a couple of years. Definitely seems fresh enough to build a modern SUV over it. Of course, the new Excursion will utilize its platform.
The new architecture quickly became famous for its extra-lightweight body, thanks to the massive use of materials such as aluminum and HSS. There is no doubt that the new 2020 Ford Excursion will benefit from it a lot. Of course, such a design approach will also make this SUV highly capable. Don’t get us wrong, existing full-size SUVs are already pretty capable, but this one will take it to the next level, with towing capacity that should be on par with HD trucks.
2020 Ford Excursion Styling
When it comes to aesthetics, we have no doubt that Ford designers will do their best to emphasize the 2020 Ford Excursion’s tough character. In practice, this would mean the same styling approach as for the F-250. Front ends of these two models should be identical. Still, keep in mind that a facelift was rumored for the Super Duty trucks in the near future. So, this SUV would probably follow those styling changes. On the other side, the rest of the vehicle is about to come in a classic wagon manner. A huge SUV with boxy shape is what you can expect, in simple words. The new model will feature bigger dimensions and longer wheelbase than the Expedition, along with the more muscular approach.
2020 Ford Excursion Interior
On the inside, we can’t on the truck-ish dashboard design, still upgraded with new materials and more refinement. This model will be huge, so don’t expect anything else than three extremely spacious rows of seating, with capacity for eight or even nine passengers. A huge cargo area is expected as well.
Despite its rugged nature, the 2020 Ford Excursion will definitely feature all the latest tech features that can be found in other vehicles under this badges. This includes the latest gadgetry, things like a large touchscreen, all kinds of connectivities, premium audio system and much more. Count on a long list of safety features and driver aids as well.
2020 Ford Excursion Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that the 2020 Ford Excursion will mimic the F-250. This means that the base version will feature a 6.2-liter V8 with around 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Also, keep in mind that the new V8 for Super Duty trucks is under development. Once it arrives, it will find its place under this hood as well.
Still, the most interesting to will be to see a large 6.7-liter diesel V8 under the hood of this SUV. With its monstrous 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque, it guarantees spectacular towing and hauling ratings. Both gasoline and diesel engines will come in a pair with a familiar 6-speed automatic transmission that sends power to rear wheels. All-wheel drive will be optional.
2020 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
Although the 2020 Ford Excursion still waits for the official confirmation, some very reliable insiders claim its arrival in the near future. Therefore, we are getting ready for its launch, which could happen already in a year or two. The new model won’t be cheap. Base models will probably go around 55-60.000 dollars.