Chicago Auto Show: All-new 2018 Ford Expedition gets aluminum body, 10-speed
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Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a single-solution powertrain format-the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic. No V8! Reducing curb weight also allowed the addition of a large panoramic sunroof system, typically a significant mass penalty.