The last time we saw this huge SUV going out from the factory line was 15 years ago and for all that time, we are hearing reports about its comeback. Therefore, the 2022 Ford Excursion is no exception. Once again, it’s just a rumor, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
The original model was launched in 1999. The original idea was to offer a Super Duty SUV, which wouldn’t be just spacious, but also very capable. So, it’s no wonder that the blue oval company picked the F-250 pickup truck as the basis. The SUV used the same mechanics and styling solutions. Also, it offered three extremely spacious rows of seats, which made it pretty desirable. The initial sales were actually pretty good. However, Ford discontinued this model in 2006, mostly because of the upcoming economical crisis and the rising gas prices. These days, we are getting reports about the possible comeback, which would happen in the form of the 2022 Ford Excursion.
2022 Ford Excursion Design
Although the officials are quiet and the 2022 Ford Excursion is nothing more than a rumor, some of the things are pretty easy to predict, especially when it comes to base design characteristics. We have no doubt that once again, the company would use the Super Duty pickup as the basis. Of course, we are thinking of the current generation of F-250, which has been around for about three years.
That seems fresh enough for the new Excursion and we have no doubt that the mechanical aspect of the SUV would be pretty much the same. This also includes suspension setup, which would provide a high level of capability, whether it’s about towing or hauling.
When it comes to the exterior design, the first thing that comes to mind is the size. Without any doubt, the 2022 Ford Excursion will be huge. The original model featured around 137.5 inches in wheelbase but we believe the new model would be even bigger. One of the reasons is the new Chevy Suburban, which measures around 134 inches in wheelbase and outshines the current-generation Expedition in many aspects. In order to stand out, the 2022 Ford Excursion would probably go over 140 inches over the axles.
Another thing that comes to mind is the styling. We presume that Ford won’t experiment too much with this and that the front end would look pretty much the same as the F-250. Of course, a couple of exclusive details will happen, but most of the things will simply remain untouched. On the other side, the overall shape would come in a typical wagon layout, which would provide plenty of space for passengers and cargo.
On the inside, the biggest highlight will certainly be the amount of space. With such a long wheelbase, there is no doubt that all three rows will be very generous with space. So, the new model will certainly be able to accommodate eight adults in such a comfortable fashion. The cargo area should also offer some impressive numbers. We estimate that the overall cargo volume could even go over 160 cubic feet.
Besides plenty of space, this cabin should also look quite good. We count on a lot of influence from the F-250, which means the dashboard will probably keep that truckish look. Still, we would probably see finer materials and better seats. Additionally, we would count on more tech and convenience features, which would also have a positive impact on the overall appearance and would make this cabin look more upscale. The list of standard equipment should be quite long.
2022 Ford Excursion Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we expect no surprises. Once again, the 2022 Ford Excursion would mirror its pickup sibling. So, base versions would probably use a good-old 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. A new 7.3-liter Godzilla should be on the offer as well. This engine puts out around 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is the well-known 6.7-liter turbodiesel. It would be really crazy to see such a huge amount of torque in this SUV, considering that the engine is good for about 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the engine choice, the 2022 Ford Excursion would come with either 6- or 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2022 Ford Excursion is nothing more than a rumor. So, stay very reserved about these paragraphs and other rumors, even though some sources suggest it could arrive already in the next year. That probably won’t happen. If it happens, we presume that the 2022 Ford Excursion price would be pretty high. We estimate that base models would go around 60-65.000 dollars.