Once upon a time, the Blue Oval company was producing an SUV based on an HD pickup, by far the most rugged SUV we’ve ever seen. That model originally came in 1999 as Ford Excursion and it was in production until 2005. Unfortunately, it had to be discontinued, due to high gas prices and declining sales numbers. Nowadays, it looks like the company is seriously considering the revival of the nameplate. According to some rumors, the new generation could arrive already in the next year, as the 2024 Ford Excursion.
At this point, the 2024 Excursion is just a rumor, while the officials are still quiet. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t speculate about the possible design solutions, specs and similar things. Some things are pretty easy to predict, starting from the overall design approach and other technical solutions. Of course, the new Excursion would once again share most of its parts with the F-250, which has just been redesigned.
What Will 2024 Ford Excursion Look Like?
Let’s start with the most basic things. Of course, we should discuss the platform and overall mechanics and it’s pretty much for sure that the 2024 Ford Excursion if it arrives, would be heavily based on the F-250 Super Duty pickup. This model has just received a redesign and now features even better overall performance. Of course, the revived SUV would feature the same path, with the same chassis design, which would ensure extreme capabilities regarding towing and hauling ratings.
Still, this would primarily be a people hauler, which means that we could see a little bit finer suspension setup. We don’t expect to see an independent rear suspension like in the Expedition, but some tweaks that improve comfort and overall ride quality would definitely happen.
When it comes to the exterior design, the front end seems like a pretty easy guess. Just like the original model was heavily influenced by its contemporary F-250 sibling, the new 2024 Ford Excursion would feature a face that is pretty similar to the new, fifth-generation Super Duty pickup. Compared to the fourth-generation F-250, most styling changes are evolutionary, but the overall appearance seems bolder and more rugged.
Of course, there is enough room for some exclusive styling details. When it comes to the overall design, we expect to see a large, wagon-like body, with people hauling as the main concern. Some sources speculate about more than 140 inches in wheelbase. This clearly indicates that all three rows will be very comfortable.
It’s still hard to say if the 2024 Ford Excursion would also come in an off-road version. The F-250 is available in such a setup. So, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Excursion with such upgrades as well. That would primarily refer to off-road goodies like locking differentials, low-range gearing etc.
With such an incredible wheelbase, there is no doubt that the 2024 Ford Excursion would offer plenty of passenger space. The front and second-row seats would be as comfortable as car seats can be but the trick with this model would be the fact that even the third row would offer a similar amount of space. That means that the new Excursion would be able to accommodate 8 adult passengers with ease.
Besides plenty of space, the new model would also feature a well-designed and well-equipped cabin. Once again, a lot of inspiration would come from the F-250, particularly in terms of the dashboard design. The new dash looks attractive and features pretty nice materials, while there are also some pretty advanced tech features, such as a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, 12-inch infotainment screen and many more.
2024 Ford Excursion Engines
This aspect is pretty easy to predict, as the 2024 Ford Excursion would definitely feature the same powertrain lineup as the new F-250. That means that base models would come with the new 6.8-liter V8, which power figures are yet to come. On the other hand, the 7.3-liter V8 should carry on in the same way, with a max output of around 430 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, we would also love to see the new Excursion equipped with the latest version of the 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel. The new versions offer some crazy numbers, such as a max output of 500 horsepower and a monstrous 1.200 pound-feet of torque. Such numbers guarantee exceptional towing capacity.
All three engines would come coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
At this point, it is still early to talk about things like release date and price, as the 2024 Ford Excursion is still nothing more than a rumor. The officials are still quiet and that’s one of the main reasons why we believe that the actual chances to see this giant SUV once again. Instead, we believe that the Expedition Max will remain the largest SUV in Ford’s lineup.