We’re over halfway through 2020, which means that it won’t be long before 2021 model year vehicles are getting closer and closer to production. That includes the Ford Expedition, which is currently in its fourth-generation after the all-new model debuted in 2018. Now, Ford Authority has learned the 2021 Ford Expedition order and production dates for those interested in obtaining the newest copy of The Blue Oval’s full-size SUV.
2021 Ford Expedition order books are scheduled to open up on September 16th, 2020. Production will begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky a couple of months later on November 30th, 2020. The Expedition will continue to be built alongside the Ford F-250-F-550 Super Duty line of trucks, plus the Expedition‘s platform mate, the Lincoln Navigator.
The Expedition is a full-size, body-on-frame SUV with an aluminum-alloy body built on the Ford T3 platform. It is a modified version of the half-ton platform that underpins the Ford F-150, and it utilizes a four-wheel independent suspension system. The Expedition is also available with selectable automatic full-time four-wheel drive that sends power through a two-speed dual range transfer case to electronic locking rear and center multi-disc differentials.
The Expedition is powered by Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford also offers an FX4 model in both regular and extended MAX trim that serves as a dedicated off-road package. That trim offers up a terrain management system, an electronic limited-slip rear differential with 3.73:1 gears, unique 18-inch Magnetic Metallic cast aluminum wheels with 32 inch all-terrain tires, off-road-tuned dampers, a total of seven skid plates, turbo sand shield, and other unique touches.