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2018 Ford Expedition Safety Features Earn 5-Star Rating from NHTSA

2018 Ford Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition is a family-friendly SUV with plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. The Expedition is now even more appealing to families after earning a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is one of the leading automotive safety organizations, and the 2018 Ford Expedition safety features proved especially crucial in earning it the highest honor for safety available

According to The News Wheel, the Expedition earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by getting nearly perfect scores in the New Car Assessment Program’s crash tests. Features that helped it to earn such a rating include high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body; a fully-boxed steel frame; and driver-assist technologies aimed at providing confidence behind the wheel. These high-tech safety features include Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Forward Collision Warning, and auto high-beam headlamps.

“As a father of four and longtime Expedition owner, safety was a top priority when engineering the entirely new Expedition,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Expedition chief program engineer. “We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”

The 2018 Ford Expedition is big in more ways than one. It’s imposing in size and a great value, perfect for your family needs or making first impressions. To test-drive the Expedition and experience its award-winning safety in person, stop into Sanderson Ford.

 

Ford Expedition Production to Increase at Kentucky Plant

2018 Ford Expedition

Last month, Ford announced that it planned to boost Ford Expedition production at its Kentucky Truck Plant; Ford will also boost production of the Lincoln Navigator for its luxury brand.

This is no small production boost either. Production of the Expedition and its luxury companion will jump up 25%, marking a $25 million investment in the Kentucky plant. This raises the total amount of money that Ford has pledged to the Kentucky Truck Plant up to a whopping $925 million.

So why this increase? Simply because Ford has designed an amazing product that dealers just keep selling out of. We can’t keep up with the demand—so when you do see a Ford Expedition on our lot, you’ll want to act fast, or you may have to wait a little longer for the next batch to arrive.

“The response from customers regarding our new full-size SUVs has been exceptional,” explained Joe Hinrichs, president of global operations. “Using a combination of Ford’s advanced manufacturing and American hard work and ingenuity, we’ll deliver more high-quality Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions to customers than originally planned.”

The other $900 million that Ford has poured into this plant have paid for 400 robots to improve speed and safety at the factory, as well a data analytics hub for meeting goals and a 3D printer to produce parts better, faster, and more cheaply.

Celebrate the growth of Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant by taking your favorite model for a test drive at Sanderson Ford.

 

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