Wily spy photographers have struck again, this time capturing a 2018 Ford Expedition being tested.

It appears that the test model is equipped with a Ford F-150 front end and cab. We suspect it will have some unique styling by the time it is ready for dealer showrooms. The F-150 front end was likely chosen because the body panels on the new Expedition will be made of aluminum, which will help it lose some weight.

Stow, Oh. – September 2, 2015
– Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has teamed up with ROUSH Performance to create one of the toughest Ford F-150’s yet. Available now, the new 2015 ROUSH F-150 features a set of incredible ROUSH-M/T Metal Series 20-inch wheels and Mickey Thompson Baja ATZP3 all-terrain tires.


Bolt-on increased horsepower and torque with new ceramic coated long-tube headers by Drake Off Road. These headers are designed to fit 289/302 powered 1966-77 Broncos with ample clearance. They are engineered to make strong power and torque throughout the RPM range with smooth mandrel-bent 1-1/2″ primaries and 3″ collectors.

One year after Ford unveiled its all-new, aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, the company has just announced a new F-150 Limited for 2016, a vehicle it boldly claims is “its most advanced and luxurious truck ever.”


Clackamas, OR – Warn Industries introduced a new line of WARN Premium Locking Hubs for late-model, 2005 and later Ford Super Duty Trucks. Super Duty owners now have the option to outfit their rigs with aftermarket, “new look” WARN Premium Hubs, available through normal WARN distribution channels. These Premium Locking Hubs are built to take the beatings modified rigs with bigger tires often dish out. Easy to install and easy to use, WARN Super Duty Hubs feature something new from WARN—chrome or black powder-coated finish on the all-metal cap and dial.

Long Beach, Calif.–
The latest Rancho lift kits for Ford F-150 models have recently passed the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test – and include a newly engineered one-piece, reinforced subframe composition and design for superior fit and finish.

Coldwater, MI
— BDS Suspension adds to its diverse lineup of 1-8″ suspension lifts for the late model Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD trucks with new 2.5″ Proride coil spring system allowing customers to get the most out of their truck’s suspension at a smaller height allowing the use of up to 35″ tires. This new system is specifically tuned for the F250 owner looking for a 2.5″ lifted and leveled stance with the on-road/off-road performance of dual rate coil springs.

– CORSA Performance has engineered new cat-back exhaust systems acoustically tuned specifically for the 2015 Ford F-150. For a more aggressive sound, the company offers resonator delete kits to replace stock resonators for the new F-150, really waking up the exhaust note of the 2015 F-150.

Ford has redesigned the F-150 from the ground up for the 2015 model year, but even before these trucks hit dealer lots Pro Comp had already engineered a complete 6-inch suspension system that fits 35-inch tires.  The new F-150 uses aluminum in order to shed weight and increase fuel economy, and Pro Comp optimized the design of their suspension to complement the Ford’s features with new high clearance, one piece crossmembers tailored to maximize strength while reducing weight.  Ductile iron knuckles span the increased distance between the control arms with geometry designed for OEM stability control function and steering feel.

We were already aware of a 10-speed transmission being co-developed by Ford and Chevrolet, but we had not heard of any transmission possibilities featuring more gears. Ford has announced this new 10-speed will be used in the 2015 F-150 Raptor, but could there be other transmission options for its truck line in the future?

We ask these hypothetical questions after sister site AutoGuide.com recently uncovered a new patent document published on April 9th by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggesting that Ford may be developing an 11-speed automatic transmission.