The forthcoming 2023 Ford Excursion could make a huge comeback later this year. Back in the days, Excursion was the largest SUV ever made. Based on the F-250 truck, this SUV was discounted in 2005. Now, 15 years later, Blue Oval could surprise the fans with a brand-new model. There are plenty of rumors at the moment and some of the rumors are more than interesting. The latest one is suggesting an all-electric Excursion.
Reportedly, Ford applied for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Filled on April 24, the application under the name “Motor vehicles, automobiles, pickup truck, electric vehicles” caught a lot of attention. That is a wide range of vehicles, however, Ford pins the moniker onto large EV SUV. With GMC Hummer returning, and Jeep reviving its Grand Wagoneer model, Excursion now makes a lot of sense. Here’s what we know so far.
Large SUVs are popular again, like it or not. As we said, General Motors will resurrect its Hummer model and it will be GMC-badged. Jeep will return its Grand Wagoneer for its flagship SUV. Ford will do the same with the 2023 Ford Excursion. The recent reports are saying that Ford applied for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The Blue Oval filled the application last week. The brand seeks to use the name for “Motor vehicles, automobiles, pickup trucks, electric vehicles, and sport utility vehicles.” That is a broad array of potential uses but Ford pinned the moniker onto large SUV. The aim is to tackle new GMC Hummer and Excursion is the perfect answer.
Excursion made its debut in 2000. This SUV sat above Expedition full-size SUV and it was the largest vehicle in the SUV segment. It shared most of the components with F-150 pickup. Excursion offered three different engine options, including V10 and V8 diesel variants. The Excursion was known for its pickup-like towing capacity and its large dimensions. The model didn’t live for a long time.
2023 Excursion Dimensions, Redesign, Powertrain
The forthcoming 2023 Ford Excursion will be the largest SUV on the planet once again. The comeback will introduce a lot of novelties. Excursion will stick to its roots and it will be based on the F-250 truck once again. The new model will be 226.2 inches long, according to the latest reports. To put that into perspective, the Ford Expedition MAX is 222 inches long. Chevy Suburban is 224 inches long.
That will put Excursion on the top and this SUV will surely offer an impressive interior room. In terms of styling, Excursion will look robust as before. The new model will look more impressive with better bodywork and aerodynamics. Ford’s application clearly suggests a company’s plan to give new Excursion some sort of electrification. Given the Hummer’s mechanics, new Excursion will be an all-electric SUV without any doubts.
2023 Ford Excursion Release Date
Only time will tell how much new 2023 Ford Excursion will cost. This full-size SUV will return by the end of the year, according to the latest reports. We believe Ford will need more time so releasing SUV at some point next year makes more sense.