Ford unveils new Expedition Timberline; adds hands-free driving
2022 Expedition Timberline SUV
DETROIT – Ford Motor on Wednesday unveiled a new off-road Timberline model as part of its updates to the 2022 Expedition SUV.
This new model boasts a freshened exterior design as well as increased ground clearance. It also features other off-road amenities such as upgraded tires or a heavy-duty skidplate to protect its undercarriage.
It is the second Timberline model after Ford introduced the trim on the 2021 Explorer SUV with similar features.
2022 Ford Expedition Timberline SUV
With the new Timberline trim, Ford wants to capitalize on increasing sales of SUVs and demand for off-road-capable vehicles. The looks and features of such vehicles have become more popular with mainstream consumers in recent years.
The Expedition Timberline will be powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that produces 440 horsepower and 510 foot-pounds of torque.
Ford Expedition chief engineer Mike Kipley stated that the “Timberline” sets new standards for full-sized SUV customers looking for more space and off-road capabilities, as well as a place to base themselves on their journeys.
Ford introduced the Timberline trim and a “Stealth Edition Performance Package” that is blacked out. Ford also will offer its BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system on its top-end Expedition Platinum for 2022.
BlueCruise allows hands-free driving along more than 130,000 miles dedicated highways across North America. The system controls vehicle speed, steering and monitoring driver attention through infrared cameras.
2022 Ford Expedition “Stealth Edition Performance Package”
Ford’s system is similar to General Motors’ Super Cruise technology and would also compete against Tesla’s Autopilot.
Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant is assembling the 2022 Expedition. The 2022 Expedition will go on sale during the first quarter 2019.
Pricing for the 2022 Expedition was not announced by Ford. The current price range for the vehicle is between $50,000. and $75,000.