Ford Motor Co. will add independent rear suspension (IRS) to its Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator line, Ward's has learned. It mimics IRS as a new feature on '02 Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer. That coincides with the addition of an optional fold-flat, third-row seat that required a lower floor, meaning the vehicle's solid-axle suspension had to go. Expedition, introduced as a '97 model, will get its first redesign next year when it will be sold as an '03. The current model has a ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.