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Ford Expedition Color Desert Gold Metallic Discontinued After Just One Year

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, EscapeFlex, 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.

We’ll have much more on the Expedition very soon. so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Expedition news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Lee Anderson

    Why did they discontinue the color, you ask? It has less to do with the color’s popularity and more that Ford just decides to do one-year-only colors on occasion.

  2. JR

    I saw this color for the first time on the road recently and loved it. Happy to see it live on in other models.

  3. Katherine Finley

    What is the reason Desert Gold was discontinued? I know how popular it was.


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