We’ve seen a lot of interesting design solutions through automotive history and when it comes to SUVs, the Excursion is definitely one of the most interesting models that come to mind. This huge SUV was in production during the early 2000s and it was characterized by a pretty unique design approach in terms of mechanics. Of course, it was all about a traditional body-on-frame platform, but the catch with this one is that it was based on a heavy-duty pickup truck. More precisely, it shared most of its parts with the Ford F-250 Super Duty, which made it tough are really capable. These days, we are getting reports about its comeback, in the form of the 2022 Ford Excursion.
At this point, this model is just a rumor. The officials are still quiet and we can only speculate about the design. Still, the base layout is pretty easy to predict, as there is no doubt that the new model would use the same approach as the original. On the other hand, we count on a lot of exclusive design solutions, which would help this model differs from other SUVs in the lineup, particularly the Ford Expedition.
2022 Ford Excursion Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, we wouldn’t expect to see any significant departure compared to the original. Once again, we would see a design based on the F-250 model, which means a notably more rugged chassis design compared to the F-150-based Ford Expedition. This particularly refers to the suspension setup, especially at the rear end. We definitely wouldn’t expect to see an independent suspension, but rather the same layout as in the Super Duty pickup, which would make this SUV far more capable in terms of hauling and towing.
When it comes to the exterior design, the first thing that comes to mind is size. Without any doubt, this would be the biggest SUV in Ford’s lineup and we estimate that the wheelbase could easily go up to 140 inches in wheelbase, considering that the new Suburban is good for nearly 135 inches between the axles.
Of course, there is the matter of styling and that’s the aspect where we don’t expect to see a significant departure from the pickup truck sibling. Most likely, the front end would look the same or very similar. This means bold styling, full chrome and other fancy details. Naturally, a few unique parts would characterize the face of the 2022 Ford Excursion.
The rest of the body would come in a typical SUV manner. Of course, keep in mind the length of this SUV, which suggests that the body would rather look like a station wagon.
Given the expected size of the 2022 Ford Excursion, the first thing about the interior that comes to mind is the amount of space. Obviously, there will be plenty of space inside this SUV. We have no doubt that all three rows would be very generous with space, including the third one, which should accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area would also offer impressive numbers. We estimate that the overall volume could go over 160 cubic feet if not even more.
When it comes to the dashboard and overall interior quality, we presume that things would be pretty similar to the F-250. The dashboard design would look pretty much the same, though we would expect to see slightly finer materials and better build quality. Also, we don’t expect to see bare-boned versions in the offer. Base models should feature quite generous lists of standard equipment.
2022 Ford Excursion Engines
Of course, this aspect would be pretty much the same as in the pickup sibling. So, base models would come with a familiar 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 385 horsepower and
430 pound-feet of torque. We have no doubt that the new Godzilla would be offered as well. This engine has 7.3 liters in displacement and features a total output of 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Both engines would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
We don’t see a reason why the 2022 Ford Excursion wouldn’t come with a diesel engine in the offer as well. We would definitely want to see the monstrous turbodiesel under the hood of this SUV. To remind you, this oil burner puts out around 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque and also comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
Even though there are reports that suggest its arrival already in the next year, the 2022 Ford Excursion is still just a rumor. Therefore, take its comeback with a big reserve. If it arrives, we presume that the base price would roughly go around 60-65.000 dollars.