Today’s market is full of crossovers, which dominate the market. However, many drivers still prefer good-old body-on-frame SUVs, which aren’t as smooth as a crossover, but bring significant improvements in terms of capabilities. That’s the reason why models like Expedition and Suburban are still pretty popular. moreover, some believe that this is a perfect time to revive the monstrous F-250-based SUV, which would arrive as the 2021 Ford Excursion.
The original Excursion was launched in 1999. At the time, crossovers were still a pretty marginal segment of the automotive industry, while classic SUVs were far more popular. The company believed this model could become very popular among SUV lovers who would like even better performances, which are at the same level as an HD pickup truck. At the start, things were pretty good. The original model was great in many ways, but the poor fuel economy was eventually the thing that killed this model, which was in production was just six years. However, it managed to leave a pretty big trail in the automotive industry, so we are speculating about its comeback even today.
At this point, the 2021 Ford Excursion is just a rumor, so take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
How would 2021 Ford Excursion look like?
At this point, it’s hard to talk about details, but we are pretty sure that the new model would stick to the original recipe. In practice, this means a genuine Super Duty SUV, which would be based on the F-250 pickup truck. Compared to the original, the new model would be significantly lighter and more maneuverable. Of course, the main reason lays in the new platform and the fact that the whole pickup is made from HSS and aluminum. With such weight savings, the 2021 Ford Excursion would be not just large and capable, but also pretty efficient.
If you look at the original model, the most impressive thing about it was the size. It featured more than 137 inches in wheelbase. For comparison, the current Expedition XL is good for about 132 inches. We have no doubt that the new 2021 Ford Excursion would be even bigger, pretty much on par with full-size SUVs. With such size, you can install three rows of seats with ease and leave plenty of cargo volume behind the third row.
Of course, one of the things that come to mind is the styling. In this aspect, we don’t expect that the new 2021 Ford Excursion would be much different compared to the truck counterpart, at least at the front. Moreover, we count on the pretty much identical front face, which has been updated recently with a bunch of new details. On the other side, the rest of the body would come in a typical wagon manner, with the overall shape that is boxy and provides plenty of cubic feet on the inside.
When it comes to the interior design, once again we expect a lot of things shared with the F-250. We are pretty sure that this would be a no-nonsense SUV, so we wouldn’t count on some fancy details, but rather on functional and simplistic dashboard design. Still, the first thing that comes to mind with this SUV is interior space. Without any doubt, it will feature three super-spacious rows of seats. We will finally see a vehicle that can accommodate an adult in the third row with superior comfort. Of course, the cabin should also come equipped with a full load of standard equipment, including loads of latest tech goodies.
2021 Ford Excursion Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Ford Excursion would feature the same lineup as the F-250. Therefore, the base model would probably come equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. We also count on a brand-new 7.3-liter V8, which is good for pretty impressive 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, it is hard to tell is there a chance to see a diesel version or not. If it arrives, we have no doubt that the new SUV would feature the newest version of the monstrous 6.7-liter turbodiesel, which is good for impressive 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, the 2021 Ford Excursion would be able to haul literally anything.
2021 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2021 Ford Excursion is still nothing more than a rumor, so take this article with a big reserve. However, keep in mind that there are many rumors that suggest comeback if this huge machine. When it comes to the price, we presume that base models would go around 60.000 dollars or more.