DETROIT -- The re-engineered 2015 Ford Expedition, which launches in the fall, gets high-tech features including the MyFord Touch infotainment system, blind-spot detection and electric power steering, plus a new top-of-the-line trim level.
The vehicle's electronic suspension gets a continuously controlled damping system -- previously offered only on Lincoln vehicles in the United States -- that receives 46 inputs from the body, steering and brakes to constantly adjust the vehicle's ride to road conditions.
The 2014 Expedition comes in XLT, Limited and King Ranch trim levels. Ford keeps those for 2015 and adds a Platinum series at the top of the line.
The SUV also receives its first EcoBoost engine, which has direct fuel injection and turbocharging.
Ford will offer the Expedition with one engine: the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, which is more powerful than the outgoing 5.4-liter V-8. The current Ford F-150 pickup powered by the same V-6 is rated at 365 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. The current 5.4-liter V-8 cranks out 310 hp and 365 pounds-feet of torque.
The 2015 Expedition has not yet been rated for fuel economy.
The vehicle gets a new front end with available LED fog lights for what Ford calls a "fresh, aggressive look." Inside, the updated center stack is dominated by an 8-inch touch screen with Sync and, for the first time, MyFord Touch. The Platinum series offers Brunello leather seats, a red-wine color with tuxedo-stripe accents, or black leather with agate gray accents.
Ford has not announced pricing. The 2014 Expedition starts at $42,630, including shipping.
The Expedition's body is steel, unlike the attention-grabbing 2015 F-150, whose body is aluminum.
The Expedition will come in two wheelbases: 119 inches and 131 inches. Both versions have three rows of seats.