The Ford Expedition replaced the long-running Bronco in Ford?s lineup as changing consumer demand favored four-doors over two. It was also Ford?s long delayed challenger to GM?s Tahoe and Yukon. This large SUV was an immediate success. The second generation model became the first body-on-frame SUV to have a fully independent suspension. A long wheelbase model called the EL debuted in order to satisfy the market for the discontinued Excursion model. A new generation is going to launch for the 2015 model year that may even include a 10 speed automatic transmission. It will be interesting to see what kind of new Ford Expedition parts will become available.