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Ford Expedition SUV
In this post truckszine.com will make a review of the new 2012 Expedition SUV. 2012 Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV produced by Ford Motor Company. Ford Expedition is a replacement to other famous SUV from the past – Ford Bronco. 2012 Expedition is the middle size SUV between the larger Ford Excursion and the smaller Ford Explorer.
Ford Expedition full-size American SUV
2012 Ford Expedition is now produced only in one factory – Kentucky, Louisville and replacing the old factory in Wayne, Michigan. Buyers of 2012 Ford Expedition can choose between two body-styles – regular and EL version. The oldest model Ford Expedition is produced in 2003, the new model is a smooth large SUV with more responsive handling.
2012 Ford Expedition on the street
The interior of 2012 Expedition includes a small center seat between the seats in the second row which makes a free access to a small child on this seat. The new safety features in 2012 Ford Expedition are: tire pressure monitor, lower front bumper and optional safety curtain for passengers protection. The safety programs in the SUV are ESP , anti-lock brakes and system reducing the chance of skidding.
Photo of Ford Expedition Hybrid
2012 Ford Expedition can fit eight passengers and the big V8 engine can easily tow a boat after it. This luxury large SUV is great for families who need a large cargo space even with 4 kids. The price of a based model of 2012 Ford Expedition is about $37,000 .The fuel consumption in the city area is 25MPG and 17MPG on Hwy.
Interior of Ford Expedition-Luxury leather seats and high quality cockpit
2012 Ford Expedition photo
Ford Expedition Latest edition SUV
Produced from 1966 to 1996 Ford Bronco has become one of the icons of the automotive industry in the United States. His most important quality is its funktsonalnost and reliability.Platform 4×4 F-Series, which is made, has gained the reputation of the best on the market of large SUVs. Ever since its launch Ford Bronco won the hearts of consumers with an unprecedented time for functions such as air conditioning, cruise control and steering, which can be adjusted further. And all this was done at a later wheelbase, making it an excellent way not only but also outside it.
Bronco finally became a cult car on June 17, 1994, when the whole world can see directly how the double murder suspect OJ Simpson (a former American football star and later an actor) is chased through the streets of Los Angeles more than 20 police cars. Who fail in any way to stop his Ford Bronco. The action was watched by 95 million people. Two years later – on June 12, 1996 Bronco down from last conveyor of Ford.
Blue retro American SUV Ford Bronco parked on the beach road.
Ford reported that so far this year has sold more than 100,000 units of the U.S. model SUV 2012 FORD Explorer.
A similar result in sales of SUV models is achieved by 2007, ie the year before the global financial crisis. Compared with 2010 sales growth of the 2012 Ford Explorer is an incredible 290 percent. Behind this success of course is also the fact that last year was released the next generation of the Explorer. Its design is very attractive and modern style continues demonstrated by Flex and Taurus.The big chrome grille dominates the front.
Change is in the interior with elegant panel, which is close to European tastes. The Ford Explorer 2012 is offered with two engines and two-liter EcoBoost is the basic power of 179 kW and maximum torque of 366 Nm. A powerful engine is 3.497 cm3 volume and a power of 216 kW and maximum torque of 345 Nm. Combined with machine having 6 degrees. There is a version with only the front drive wheels and one 4×4. This is the fifth generation of the Explorer SUV, the first appeared in 1990, replacing the Bronco II.
Americans from Ford presented its new flagship F-150 Raptor. The huge pickup, which is a bestseller overseas, has independent front suspension and differential lock. In addition, buyers can choose a version with electronically controlled rear differential and a front company Torsen.The new “Predator” debuted in the first segment of SUVs support system for the driver in maneuvering in rough terrain at low speed. It consists of a set of video cameras that show the driver the situation to each wheel. The image shows a huge 8-inch display.
Front is located one camera equipped with washer lens. It is hidden under the new grille, which features a different logo. The interior of the huge truck was varied in detail with sky called Anodized Blue.The highest level of equipment Luxury Package offers ventilated seats and a special steering mechanism, relieving the driver maximum performance in rough terrain. Modifications that the new Raptor comes on the market are SuperCab and SuperCrew.Both are equipped with V-shaped eight-cylinder engine with 6.2 liters displacement and 411 hp power New 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor is equipped with unique 35-inch BFGoodrich tires.
For 2011 Ford F 250 has been redesigned and has new exterior styling, new engines – petrol and diesel, six-speed automatic transmission and a lot of new standard and optional features. Now buyers have a choice of two new engines – a 6.2-liter V8 or 6.7-liter turbodiesel «PowerStroke».
The choice of heavy trucks in these days is a complicated process, for comparison suggest also to look at such models as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, they also receive a redesign this year. Dodge Ram 2500 was redesigned last year and well worth a look.
Ford F 250 2011 comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, side airbags and side curtain airbags. An integrated trailer brake controller is a standard configuration XLT and more expensive models.
Compared with competitors Ford F 250 has a better sound isolation, which isolates the passengers from noise. As with any heavy pickup, the ride can be a bit harsh. The main disadvantage is the lack of mention of the dynamics of steering Ford F 250, compared with its more flexible competitors.
Early Ford Bronco was offered in three versions: the wagon, and crew-cab roadster. This year Ford company presented us the new 2012 model Ford Bronco in silver color version roadster. Later in 1968 Bronco Roadster was discontinued due to extremely low popularity. Auto in the car is not envisaged in principle, equipped with machine 3-speed manual transmission and a 6-liter 100-horsepower engine. By 1971, it was released more than 40 000 cars.
In the 70 years in the automotive market in Bronco there are strong contenders, so the machine is subjected to the competitiveness of modernization introduced the automatic transmission and steering power and the volume of the base engine grew to 3.3 liters. These efforts have been justified, and sales increased to 26,300 copies a year. However, the energy crisis of the mid-’70s led a major feature in the history of Bronco – because of the high fuel consumption. In 1977, production was discontinued Bronco I, now cars 1966-1977 years of manufacture – is a classic.
In 1978 came the big Bronco, very similar to the F-150 pickup, which was issued prior to 1996. Full-size (4510h1960h1860 mm) three-door six-seat wagon 1980 Bronco with a removable plastic roof is essentially a four-wheel drive pickup with a short base. In its simple and robust design guessed truck
In the six years of its existence, it received only minor updates. It is believed that in 2011 the new FORD Territory will continue to use Falcon as a platform, but there will be fresh designs of exterior and interior, as well as a number of technological innovations, including the introduction of turbo diesel power-trains.
In addition, in a car just need a GPS receiver, because it almost perfectly designed for travel. In this regard leadership Addiction promises that in the basic kit will include a multifunctional GPS receiver.
2012 Ford Territory has proposed new standards when it first appeared on the market, and now he again tries to achieve this success and even more, “- said Bob Graziano (Bob Graziano), president and CEO of Ford in Australia.
“This is an exceptional SUV. He will receive an exciting new look and will boast an extensive list of technical innovations. The Australian team will raise the Ford Territory at a higher level of performance, refinement and quality, and customers will appreciate these achievements, when it will reverberate
Already you can lay your current car in the Pawnshop and prepare for the purchase of this first-class crossover, something resembling a new Volkswagen Toureg. Although Ford has not released any details about the transmission in a press release, the company has previously announced that the new Territory will benefit from the introduction of the developed jointly by Ford and Peugeot-Citroen PSA 2,7-liter turbodiesel V6.
There is also a strong likelihood that Ford will install under the hood and a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine EcoBoost – a new power plant, already confirmed for the Australian market Falcon.
The company also noted that in the next 18 months, about 85% of all Australian Ford models will either be replaced or upgraded. Among the new products should appear in the latest version of the pickup and Ranger – joint development of the Focus and designers Aussie, – which was recently shown at the Motor Show in Sydney.
Clan compact sport crossover added another model. This time, his reading of the future, “off” compacts introduced American Ford. The concept is a prototype Vertrek stylish, sporty compact SUV.
The car first appeared before the public on the North American International Auto Show in January this year. Vertrek demonstrates the company’s intention to create a global compact SUV next generation, which will become the industry leader in areas such as design and fuel efficiency. Correspondingly, the base concept was laid a global C-class platform on which the construction of a new generation Ford Focus, as well as new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX. By the way, her company plans to build at least 10 models.
As planned by the developers, sports crossover SUV will not only sparkle beautifully smooth sides, but the savings to finance its owner. Topic fuel economy has become one of the key at birth Vertrek. Idea will be implemented primarily through effective Motor Company Ford EcoBoost, as well as improved family TDCi turbo diesel technology with “common-rail” direct injection system and technology transfer “Ford Auto-Start-Stop”. The concept presented in Geneva is equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine.
Goal of reducing appetite and is aerodynamically designed verified. According to Ford‘s production car built on the basis of the concept Vertrek, will be at least 5% superior to the aerodynamic characteristics of today’s European and North American models of Ford, such as Escape and Kuga.
“This is a revolution compared with what can be seen in this segment in North America, and the stylistic evolution compared to the models offered outside the United States. The new concept has a sleek design and offers great opportunities (including for the transport of passengers and baggage ) meet the needs of customers from all over the world “- says the vice-president of new product development of cars Ford of Europe Frank Davis
Compact pickup Ford has been more than ten years had not received a full upgrade. The biggest drawback is the design of Ford Ranger 2012. Because of the relatively small size and lack of four-door cab model with front-rear seat does not look very good. Its difficult to recommend to everyone, but business owners it will fit perfectly. These buyers will appreciate the low cost cars, and pretty good fuel economy, but also you’ll be a little disappointed by the lack of certain features.
And while we’re still going to wait for the new generation Ford Ranger, 2012, I propose to draw attention to the larger and more sophisticated models such as the 2011 Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma 2011. For commercial use, fits Ford Transit Connect, which offers better fuel economy than the V6 engine in the Ford Ranger 2011 and also significantly better cargo capacity.
Ford Ranger 2012 offers a reasonable speed with a 4.0-liter V6 under the hood, although this pales when compared to competitors. Choosing a 143-hp engine with four cylinders, you get a relatively good fuel economy, but its performance leaves something to be desired. 2012 Ford Ranger is offered with the standard 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 143 hp A five-speed manual transmission is standard, can be also installed a five-speed automatic transmission. It is also worth noting that this engine is available only with rear-wheel drive. Fuel consumption with manual transmission is as follows: 10.69 liters in the city, on a line 8.71 l, 9.8 l in mixed mode.2012 Ford Ranger is also available with a 4.0 liter V6 engine, which has a capacity of 207 hp Rear-wheel drive and a five “mechanics” is standard with all-wheel drive and a 5-speed automatic transmission can be purchased separately.
One of the strengths of the SUV Expedition 2011 is a fairly comfortable ride, confident control and comfort for passengers in all three rows of seats. Ride and control a large extent get the comfort of an independent rear suspension. I also want to mention the ease of folding third-row seat. At rival Chevrolet Tahoe, 2011, for example, is a complex process.
There are of course, the Ford Expedition in 2011 and weaknesses, the most significant of which is a V8 engine with a rather weak performance. Toyota Sequoia has more power, while the Chevrolet Tahoe 2011 has a more comfortable ride. But even in this case the Ford Expedition in 2011 also has its advantages, and it deserves your attention or the attention of those who really need its capabilities. You can also look at the Ford Explorer SUV.
Ford Expedition 2011 thanks to its independent suspension is quite comfortable large-size SUV. But would also like to note that some of his competitors feel more smoother on the highway. Relatively precise and responsive handling make it a more nimble than you might imagine.
5.4-liter V8 engine under the hood is adequate for everyday driving, but the performance decrease when you are using the 2011 Ford Expedition with a maximum load. Automatic transmission with six speeds rather smooth and produces fast switching, but she had some difficulty in selecting the correct transfer in certain situations