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It’s Camping Season – Here Are Five Reasons Why The Ford Expedition Is Perfect For Exploring The Outer Wilds

04 Mar 2023

As we begin the slow transition into summer, there’s no better time than now to pile family and friends into an SUV for a camping trip to create lasting memories and connect with nature – and the Ford Expedition may be the best vehicle to do it in.

The Ford Expedition’s versatility, comfort, and capability have long made it a popular SUV of choice for drivers in the Middle East, says Andrew Gregory, Brand Marketing Manager – Cars & Utilities at Ford Middle East. However, what people may not realize is that it’s also an ideal SUV for camping. With a spacious interior, and powerful off-road capabilities – coupled with advanced technology and safety features – the Ford Expedition perfectly fits the bill for those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.

Here are five reasons why:

Spacious Interior

Spacious Interior

Whether you’re carrying lots of passengers, cargo, or both, the Ford Expedition offers ample room – a crucial factor ahead of any camping trip. With seating for up to eight passengers and up to 3.4 cubic meters of cargo space with the second and third rows folded down, there's plenty of room for camping gear and supplies – tents, barbecue grills, drinks coolers, sleeping bags, and much more.

To keep driver and passengers refreshed on the road, a large center console fridge can stock plenty of water and juices.

Robust Off-Roading

Robust Off-Roading

The Timberline is the most off-road-ready trim of the Ford Expedition yet. A High-Output 3.5L V6 engine delivers a best-in-class 440hp and 691 Nm of torque, while segment-first Trail Turn Assist allows tight pivots on low-friction surfaces, including sand dunes, so you can reach even the remotest sites to set up camp. Standard Trail Control operates like a low-speed cruise control, allowing you to focus on obstacles in the terrain, and an upgraded modified ‘rough road’ suspension with a wider wheel track providing more stability. Even the standard Expedition 4x4 comes with an electronic limited slip differential, Sand driving mode and an off-road front bumper for improved approach angle.

The Timberline’s off-roading prowess is accentuated by features it shares with Ford’s Raptor family – namely, their engine, distinctive front bumper, and skid plates.

Best-In-Class Fuel Economy

Best-In-Class Fuel Economy

Compared to the typical V8 engine of its class, Expedition has a smaller displacement, lightweight, aluminium Twin-Turbo EcoBoost engine, standard 10-speed Automatic Transmission and Auto-Start Stop, all combining to give better acceleration and reduced fuel consumption.

Port Fuel Direct Injection improves power output, efficiency, and emissions – long road trips don’t need to be as expensive to fuel as you think.

Advanced User Experience Technology

Advanced User Experience Technology

The Ford Expedition features a 12" or best-in-class 15.5" touchscreen for easy navigation and smartphone integration, and an available best-in-class B&O® Unleashed 22-Speaker Sound System delivers a whopping 1,080 watts of power, ensuring all passengers are in for a fun road trip.

Meanwhile, the SYNC 4 system integrates smartphones into the Expedition experience, making it simple to play music, navigate apps, and control your device through either voice or touch.

Once you’ve arrived at your campsite, the Timberline’s Zone Lighting sets the perfect scene to relax.

Safety Feature Suite

Safety Feature Suite

Wherever you’re going, Expedition will get you there safely. This SUV boasts more advanced safety features than any competitor – including Pre-Collision Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Assist, and Lane Centering Assist – ranking it among the safest SUVs in the Middle East.

The safety features are specialized for off-road routes too, with front-view and object-detection cameras on the lookout for obstacles.

Whether you’re looking for a standout SUV that rules the highway or desert, the Ford Expedition offers enough variety of options to keep you covered, whatever adventure you’re about to embark on. The Ford Expedition is available for sale in most Ford showrooms across the Middle East.

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Gordon Murray Automotive reveals all T.50s commemorative names ahead of prototype global dynamic debut

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Gordon Murray Automotive reveals all T.50s commemorative names ahead of prototype global dynamic debut

Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced the 25 commemorative names to be paired with the 25 T.50s Niki Lauda chassis. Each of the track-only T.50s supercars will celebrate Gordon Murray’s rich racing heritage with their names commemorating the dates of his first 24 Grand Prix wins at different circuits, and a special endurance race victory.

Already allocated to their owners, each of the T.50s chassis is themed chronologically, starting with Murray’s first race victory – 1974 South Africa at Kyalami – and continuing with each subsequent win at unique locations: 1974 USA at Watkins Glen; 1975 Brazil at Interlagos; 1975 Germany at Nürburgring; 1978 Sweden at Anderstorp; 1980 Italy at Imola; 1980 Netherlands at Zandvoort; 1981 Argentina at Buenos Aires; 1982 Monte Carlo at Monaco; 1982 Canada at Montreal; 1983 Brazil at Rio; 1983 Italy at Monza; 1983 UK at Brands Hatch; 1984 USA at Detroit; 1985 France at Paul Ricard; 1988 Mexico at Mexico City; 1988 UK at Silverstone; 1988 Belgium at Spa; 1988 Portugal at Estoril; 1998 Spain at Jerez; 1988 Japan at Suzuka; 1988 Germany at Hockenheim; 1988 Hungary at Hungaroring; 1988 Australia at Adelaide; 1995 France at La Sarthe.

The news comes ahead of the global dynamic debut of the T.50s Niki Lauda prototype on 13 April at the UK’s Goodwood Motor Circuit. The first public outing for the T.50s prototype will headline the 81st Goodwood Members Meet where more than 15,000 track spectators will enjoy the first outing of the race-spec car revving through to its 12,100 rpm redline. The T.33 mule ‘James’ will also make its dynamic debut at the event marking the progress made by the GMA R&D team and enabling the public to hear the GMA.2 V12 engine for the first time.

The Goodwood event will celebrate the career of famed racer Niki Lauda – the 1970s and 1980s F1 driver whose name appears on every T.50s. Raising the occasion’s significance further, GMA will explain the unique connection between the T.50s and the iconic Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’ that Niki Lauda drove to a commanding victory at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.

Conceived by Gordon Murray during his 17-year tenure as Chief Designer at the Brabham Formula One team, the BT46B rose to instant iconic status due to Murray’s innovative addition of a ground-effect fan system. Having dominated and won its inaugural race at Anderstorp, Sweden in the hands of Niki Lauda, the model was withdrawn by Brabham to pacify other teams for the good of the championship.

Gordon Murray, CBE – Executive Chairman, Gordon Murray Group: “The dynamic debuts of the GMA T.33 mule and GMA T.50s XP1 mark an important milestone in the development of both supercars. I’m also proud that we will participate in honouring a man who was a one-of-a-kind racer and a great friend by showcasing the T.50s Niki Lauda at Goodwood. Additionally, revealing the 25 historically significant motor racing names for our track-only T.50s is the perfect way to celebrate a favourite event for me and the whole GMA team.”

GMA’s Dario Franchitti will present attendees with an insightful overview of the story of the BT46B and its significance in the design and engineering of the T.50 supercar and its track-spec T.50s sibling. The GMA team will also be joined by His Grace the Duke of Richmond who will take a tour of the Murray display of heritage race cars and modern-day GMA supercars.