Ford Explorer is one of the most common SUVs in the US. It has the long record and has gained the strong fan base. In their recent kind, it is a family-friendly vehicle with great ride and managing and also with all-weather capability. This modern SUV also offers a wide range of configuration alternatives with plenty of available characteristics including attractive Sport appearance package. But, the current generation of this model, which debuted for the 2011 model year, is closing to their end and testing model has been spied a few times. The prototype appears to be in the early stage of the development and we shall get the new era model as the 2019 Ford Explorer.
WHAT SHOULD BE NEW?
Centered about what we all know to date, the new Traveler may move to the new platform. The styling must evolve somewhat and Ford will, of course, equip it with the latest computer and security features. The new model will also carry changes in powertrain range and fuel economy.
2019 FORD EXPLORER: NEW PLATFORM, DESIGN
The current era Traveler sits on the D4 platform which is also the base of the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT. The Explorer followed this platform in 2011 when ditched the body-on-frame architecture for the car-based design. But, the new 2019 Ford Explorer will come centered on the new platform which has signal name D6. This platform has the similar design as VW’s MQB architecture and enables top, rear and all-wheel push applications. It will underpin Lincoln’s potential vehicles like the new MKT as well as the new Explorer. Their modern, lightweight design will help the new Traveler to truly save some weight and increase efficiency.
On the other hand, we can not inform much about model’s exterior design. The prototype was greatly camouflaged but in accordance with their contours we expect moderate evolution from the current design language. The model seemingly have really similar design with clear sides and sharp corners. But, Ford will probably achieve new influence with redesigned light, new grille, and wheels. It will also offer a wide range of available textures and cladding. The popular Sport appearance package should again be around from the lower trims.
We can not inform much about model’s interior as spy photos haven’t been accessible yet. But, what we shall definitely get is quite and comfortable cottage packed with modern computer and fresh components and textures. We do not know would model change in proportions but nice freight room and leg space must be available.
Ford will, of course, equip this model with the latest computer and security achievements but we shall know more about that when this model debuts probably at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
2019 FORD EXPLORER: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, we must expect some improvements. But, the new 2019 Ford Explorer will more than likely continue steadily to exploit the 2.3-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines that ought to come in up-to-date form. On the other hand, the naturally-aspirated V-6 which forces the base version of this model could be discontinued or we’re able to get a more fuel-efficient replacement.
The model will also take advantage of their lightweight structure that may have the positive influence on their fuel economy and performance. Ford will also focus on model’s suspension and steering and we must expect a much more refined ride.
2019 FORD EXPLORER: ARRIVAL
We expect that new 2019 Ford Explorer will go for sale in summertime 2018. Before it’ll introduction at Los Angeles or Detroit Auto Show.