When we last saw the STX package, the sporty trim offering was making its debut on the Ford Ranger pickup. But Ford is always looking for ways to make maximum profit on a styling package like this, and it appears that the company will be doing so by using it on a much bigger canvas for its second act.
According to a report that was released by our friends at Ford Authority the STX’s next destination will be on the Expedition SUV which would be a big step up for this particular option. Like the Ranger version, the STX package here would be available on the Expedition XL, and it would check much of the same boxes. This includes an improved styling suite, as well as better technology to make it stand out a bit more.
For instance, the report claims that the shrimpy 4.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system gets pitched for a bigger 8-inch display that comes equipped with SYNC 3 while tri-zone climate control also come along for the ride. Meanwhile the exterior of the STX is a proverbial mishmash of cues from other models, with a big five bar chrome grille adding some flash to the XL’s mug. Meanwhile, the off-road focused FX4 package (pictured) gives its 18-inch wheels to the cause, with the hoops being slathered in a nice Magnetic Metallic hue. They even include the meaty all-terrain tires that aim to give the Expo better traction in situations outside the mall parking lot.
Just like the Ranger, the Expedition STX does come with one key caveat, and that’s the lack of a third row, with the package only being available for two row models. While that might disappoint those with large families that would welcome the third row bench, we suspect that the majority of buyers will love some of the hidden gems that are to be found in the STX.
The one thing that’s missing from Ford Authority’s report is exactly when we can expect to see the 2021 Expedition enter showroom floors, but with information like this starting to trickle its way into the internet, it’s safe to assume that the wait will not be too long, and hopefully we will have a more definitive answer to that question towards the end of 2020.