23 years ago, Ford came up with one of the most interesting SUVs we’ve ever seen. They introduced a model called Excursion, which was based on the F-250 Super Duty pickup. It was by far the biggest and the toughest SUV on the market, with no direct competitor. Unfortunately, the production ended in 2006 for a few reasons, including high gas prices and declining demand. Since then, we are occasionally getting reports about the potential comeback and the latest rumors suggest that the revived model could come already in the next year, like the 2024 Ford Excursion. The officials are still quiet on this matter.
If the Blue Oval company is about to bring back this model, we presume it would stick to the familiar design approach. We would expect to see the same overall layout, a Super Duty-based SUV with impressive dimensions. Of course, everything would be adapted to today’s automotive market, so we would see a much more modern design, with all kinds of technical and design solutions.
2024 Ford Excursion Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the base design wouldn’t bring any significant surprises. We would see the same overall design approach, with the layout that’s once again based on the F-250 pickup. This means we would see a genuine BoF SUV, with additional chassis and suspension upgrades. However, the new generation would use significant amounts of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and HSS, which would make the vehicle much lighter and more efficient.
Also, we would expect to see a couple of modifications, compared to the capable pickup. This primarily refers to the suspension setup, which should be a little bit more refined. For example, we could see an independent rear suspension, which would definitely have a big impact on the overall ride quality.
When it comes to exterior design, the first thing that comes to mind is the size. The original mode featured impressive dimensions back in the day. It featured nearly 227 inches in length, while the wheelbase was around 137 inches. Meanwhile, cars have become bigger, so we may expect the 2024 Ford Excursion to become even bigger as well. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see an Excursion that measures over 140 inches in wheelbase.
When it comes to styling, we presume that Ford designers wouldn’t experiment too much and that the front-end design would stick to the familiar philosophy. In other words, the front end would look pretty much the same as the F-250. The rest of the vehicle would come in a typical SUV layout, with a long, wagon-like body and a pretty bold overall aesthetical approach.
On the inside, the 2024 Ford Excursion would deliver a huge amount of space. Without any doubt, that would be the Excursion’s strongest point. Thanks to the super long wheelbase, there’s no doubt that all three rows would be very generous with space and that even the third row would be able accommodate adults with ease. Besides plenty of passenger room, we also expect to see a very generous cargo area. Considering that the current-generation Expedition Max offers around 121 cubic feet of overall cargo space, we presume that the Excursion could go all-away up to 150 cubic feet behind the first row of seats.
The overall cabin layout shouldn’t bring anything radical in terms of aesthetics. We presume that the dashboard would come with a similar design to the F-250, with minor upgrades regarding materials, convenience features and similar things. Of course, we also count on a full load of tech features, including massive infotainment and instrument screens, advanced driver-assistance systems etc.
2024 Ford Excursion Engines
This aspect would bring no surprises for sure. We expect to see a couple of Ford’s well-known units and we are pretty sure that both gasoline and diesel versions will be on offer. Standard models would come equipped with a 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine, which puts out around 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
We count on a diesel version too. Naturally, that would be a super-capable 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel, with a max output of around 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque. Besides excellent performance, this engine would also offer good fuel economy and overall efficiency.
Both engines would come coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
The 2024 Ford Excursion is just a rumor for now and despite that some sources suggest its arrival for the next year, the actual chances to see it aren’t all that big. If it arrives some day, we estimate that base versions would cost between 65.000 and 70.000 dollars.