Sometimes, automakers derive an exterior paint color that becomes a smash hit. But in this day and age, when most people simply opt for the non-offensive silver, it’s getting harder and harder for other hues to catch on. That now includes one particular Ford Expedition color – Desert Gold Metallic. After making its debut on the Ford Expedition for the 2020 model year, paint code G6 has already been discontinued to the end of the 2020.
Despite its short stay as an Expedition color, Desert Gold Metallic remains available on the Ford Edge and Ford Escape. Moving forward, buyers can choose from Star White Metallic Tri-Coat,
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Blue Magnetic, Iconic Silver, Race Red, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Agate Black, and Oxford White.
No word on why, exactly, Desert Gold Metallic failed to last more than one model year on the Expedition, but it was likely slow sales that forced Ford’s hand and caused it to nix it quickly.
The Ford Expedition, the largest SUV currently produced by The Blue Oval, slots above Ford’s EcoSport, Escape, Flex, and Explorer models. It’s built at the Kentucky Truck Plant alongside the Ford Super Duty line of trucks and the Lincoln Navigator, which is its cross-brand brother.
The 2021 model year Expedition will go into production in Q3 of 2020. The full-size SUV was originally introduced as a successor for the Ford Bronco back in 1997, and shares many of its components with the Ford F-150. The fourth-generation Expedition was introduced for the 2018 model year with an all-new design and aluminum-alloy body. Unfortunately, an Expedition Raptor isn’t currently offered, though we wish it was.