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April 5, 2018

MIAS 2018: All-New Expedition and Mustang Bring Back Ford's Greatest American Hits (w/ Specs)

Ford Philippines is bringing to market two of its greatest American hits: the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition and the revised 2018 Mustang at MIAS.

The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition is touted as the “smartest, most capable, and most adaptable ever.”

Built from an all-new high-strength aluminum alloy body and re-designed steel frame, the Expedition offers unparalleled strength while managing to shed some 150 kilograms. Plus, it still offers best-in-class technology and convenience features.

With seating for up to eight people and their gear, this full-size SUV makes modern family adventures more comfortable during short and long trips alike. It’s the first large SUV to feature a sliding second-row seat with tip-and-slide functionality. This proves easy access to the third row without the need to first remove a child safety seat. Once in the third row, even adults will appreciate more legroom and reclining seats. Expedition’s second- and third-row seats can be quickly folded flat with the push of a button to open up a cargo area wide enough to handle a sheet of sheet of plywood and other gear.

Powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with auto start-stop technology and a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 model is the most powerful model ever. For surefootedness on any terrain, a new electronic limited-slip differential with Intelligent 4WD offers improved off-roading capability. Plus, with Terrain Management System, drivers can choose between different drive modes for optimal vehicle handling.

Meanwhile, the world’s best-selling sports coupe gets a host of improvements that make it the most advanced Pony Car ever from Ford. The 2018 Mustang improvements include more powerful engines, better handling, a host of both technological and aesthetic improvements, and the availability of a manual transmission for the first time ever.

At the Mustang’s core though is performance and the 2018 model offers a heightened level of it. For handling, it has new shock absorbers for better ride control and a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension for increased lateral stiffness. New stabilizer bars also bring sharper response and handling.

As for the engines, the 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine now offers transient overboost while the 5.0-liter V8 offers more peak power thanks to a new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection. This delivers robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency. Both models receive a new 10-speed automatic while the V8 gets the option of a 6-speed manual.

For 2018, the Mustang’s design is decisively more athletic with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that helps create a leaner look. It features an all-LED lighting system for the first time as well as newly positioned hood vents. The rear also gets revised with new LED tail lights, and bumper. The EcoBoost-powered Mustang is easily spotted thanks to its dual exhaust tips while the V8-powered Mustang GT gets quad-tip exhausts.

Inside, the Mustang features Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This customizable instrument cluster can be personalized offering three separate views: Normal, Sport, and Track. A Mustang MyMode also allows customers to save their favorite drive settings including suspension and steering preferences.

There are also improved touch points for a more premium look and feel. For example, the center console adds a hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters, while door handles, rings, and bezels are now finished in aluminum. The seats have also been restyled offering new patterns and colors. The instrument panel also sports an updated Mustang badge.

Ford Expedition V6 4WD Limited MAX AT
  • Price: P 4,258,000 (with 2nd row bench seats)
  • Price: P 4,358,000 (with 2nd row bucket seats)
Performance / Mechanical
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6
  • Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • Max Power: 375 horsepower @ 3,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 637 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
  • 10-Speed SelectShift Automatic
  • Electric Power Steering
  • 4WD
  • 4-Wheel independent suspension
  • Power 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • Terrain Management System
Safety / Security
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Forward Sensing System
  • Autolamp automatic on/off headlamps
  • Blind spot information with trailer coverage and cross-traffic alert
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Rearview camera with backup assist grid lines and washer
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Traction control
  • Front-seat side airbags
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (excludes spare)
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • MyKey
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Personal Safety System with Dual-stage Front Airbags
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Safety Canopy System with side curtain airbags and rollover sensor
  • SecuriCode invisible keypad
  • SecuriLock Passive anti-theft system
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • 110V / 150W AC Power Outlet
  • 12V powerpoints x 4
  • 2nd Row: 40/20/40 split bench OR optional bucket seats
  • 3rd Row: 50/50 split with power recline
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • B&O PLAY Premium Audio System by HARMAN with 12 speakers with HD Radio Technology
  • Cargo Management System
  • Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Cupholders x 15
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down for first row
  • Remote Start System
  • Rotary Gear Shift Deal
  • Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering
  • Steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Built-in Navigation in center stack
  • USB port x 6
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Halogen headlamps
  • 20-inch Ultra Bright-machined Aluminum with Dark Tarnish-Painted Pockets
  • Halogen foglamps
  • Front tow hooks x 2
  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate; manual lift glass
  • LED taillights
  • Auto folding heated side view mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming
  • Power Panoramic Vista Roof with Power Sunshade
  • Privacy Glass (2nd and 3rd row and liftgate window)
  • Bright silver roof rack
  • Power-deployable, magnetic-painted running boards
Ford Mustang

Standard Features

Performance / Mechanical
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS
  • Front MacPherson Strut, Rear independent integral link
  • Active Grille Shutter System
  • TrackApps
  • Electronic Line-Lock
  • Selectable Drive Modes with 4-gang toggle switch
  • Tire Inflator and Sealant Kit
  • 12-inch color fully-customizable digital instrument cluster
  • Shaker Pro Audio system with 12 speakers and subwoofer and HD Radio Technology
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack with built-in navigation
  • Ambient Lighting with MyColor
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control, audio, and 5-way controls
  • Tilt/Telescopic steering column
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and parking brake lever
  • LED headlamps with signature lighting
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Hood vents
  • Acoustic-laminated windshield
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power folding side view mirrors
  • Power Windows with Global Open and One-Touch Up/Down Feature
  • Dual Electronic Automatic Climate Control
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • 50/50 split-fold rear seat (Fastback only)
  • Integrated rear head restraints
  • 12-volt powerpoints x 2
  • Illuminated door scuff plates
Driver Assist Technologies
  • Pre-collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Braking
  • Autolamp Automatic On/Off Headlamps with Wiper Activation
  • Rear View Mirror Camera
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Personal Safety System with Dual-stage front airbags
  • Knee and front-seat side airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags (Fastback only)
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Perimeter alarm
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • MyKey
  • Active Anti-Theft System
  • Electronic-Locking Center Console
  • Electronic Steering Column Lock
  • Wheels Lock
2.3 EcoBoost Premium AT
Price: P 2,798,000

Standard Features, plus:
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder
  • Max Power: 310 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 474 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
  • 10-speed SelectShift automatic with paddle shifters
  • Dual Bright Exhaust with Rolled Tips
  • RECARO sport leather-trimmed front seats with manual adjustment
  • 19 x 9 low-gloss Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • 255/40R19
  • Larger brake rotors with 4-piston front brake calipers
  • Heavy-duty front springs
  • Larger radiator
  • Larger rear stabilizer bar
  • K-member brace
  • 3.55 TORSEN limited-slip rear axle
  • Gauge Pack
  • Unique AdvanceTrac and ABS Calibration
  • Unique chassis tuning
  • Unique EPAS calibration
5.0 V8 GT Premium
  • Price: P 3,578,000 (5.0L V8 GT Convertible with 6MT)
  • Price: P 3,478,000 (5.0L V8 GT Fastback with 10AT)
  • Price: P 3,678,000 (5.0L V8 GT Convertible with 10AT)
Standard Features, plus:
  • Fastback or Convertible Body Style Option
  • 5.0 Ti-VCT V8
  • Max Power: 460 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 569 Nm @ 4,600 rpm
  • 10-speed SelectShift automatic with paddle shifters OR 6-speed manual (Convertible only)
  • Active Valve Performance Exhaust System with 4 Modes
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • Heated and cooled leather-trimmed seats with 6-way power adjustment
  • Driver’s Memory Seat (3 settings)
  • Rear Air Diffuser
  • 4-way adjustable front head restraints
  • Launch Control (Manual Transmission only)
  • 19 x 9 front and 19 x 9.5 rear Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • 255/40 R 19 front, 275/40 R 19 rear
  • Brembo 6-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors
  • Heavy-duty front springs
  • High-performance radiator
  • Larger front and rear stabilizer bars
  • K-member brace
  • TORSEN helical differential with 3.55 limited-slip rear axle (Automatic Transmission)
  • TORSEN helical differential with 3.73 limited-slip rear axle (Manual Transmission)
  • Gauge Pack
  • Unique AdvanceTrac and ABS Calibration
  • Unique chassis tuning
  • Unique EPAS calibration
  • Magneride Damping System


  1. Sir Uly? What about the pricing? Same parin ba?

  2. Thank you Sir Uly. There it is! Im getting the Ecoboost stang! Hope it comes with the orange fury color.

    1. Hah! You wish.

    2. Ill post it soon brad. :) lets see who wishes between us two.

    3. Congratulations bro! That's how you do it. Kindly us an update regards to your ownership experience, if you don't mind.

    4. Yes, post mo. Baka hot wheels pala yan ha. LOL

    5. yung hater ang bitter masyado. napaghahalataan na walang pambili haha

    6. Pathetic. One guy is using another account to reply to his comment in order to defend his delusions.

    7. Lol we will see my boy. :) stay tuned. Bookmark this page.

    8. @canned sardines

      good luck! enjoy your purchase. please update us. :D

  3. hi sir uly! can you please ask ford if they can sell ford f-150 raptor? siguro mas magiging affordable sya compared sa grey market.

  4. LED Headlamps and LED Foglamps for Expedition

    1. The official spec sheet they gave indicated halogen headlamps and halogen foglamps.

    2. At that price and still halogens? What a ripoff.

    3. Hindi talaga kaya ang Halogen Lights for Night Visibility. Very poor talaga ang Halogen. Mas Better pa ang LED Lights compared to Halogen Lights. Less Accident na Less Crime pa. ang LED Lights.

  5. Fix or repair daily. Honda still #1

  6. Envy and insecurity will always thrive in the comments section.


  7. And there are also comments which are full of BS and pretensions because its the internet.

    1. And there are those who are envious because others can and u cant. Yep its the internet alright.

  8. Mas mura at malakas pa mustang kesa typer ng mga fanbois

    1. Apparently yung Mustang ecoboost only comes with magnetic gray color ito lang ang available color. And race red is for the v8 variants here in Philippines. Im kind of disappointed. Im still in talks and lets see if I can get the color i want for the car.


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