Ford Explorer is one of the most popular SUVs in the US. It has the long record and has gained the strong lover base. In its recent type, it is a family-friendly vehicle with great ride and handling and also with all-weather capability. This contemporary SUV also offers a wide range of configuration options with plenty of available features including attractive Sport appearance package. Nevertheless, the current generation of this model, which debuted for the 2011 model year, is closing to its conclusion and testing model has been spied many times. The prototype seems to be in the early period of the development and we will get the new technology model as the 2019 Ford Explorer.
WHAT SHOULD BE NEW?
Centered about what we know so far, the new Explorer may change to the new platform. The styling should evolve somewhat and Ford will, of course, equip it with the latest tech and security features. The new model will also provide changes in powertrain range and fuel economy.
2019 FORD EXPLORER: NEW PLATFORM, DESIGN
The current technology Explorer sits on the D4 platform which is also the base of the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT. The Explorer used this platform in 2011 when ditched the body-on-frame architecture for the car-based design. Nevertheless, the new 2019 Ford Explorer will come based on the new platform which has rule title D6. This platform has the similar design as VW’s MQB architecture and enables entrance, rear and all-wheel drive applications. It will underpin Lincoln’s potential cars like the new MKT as well as the new Explorer. Its contemporary, lightweight design will help the new Explorer to save some weight and improve efficiency.
On the other give, we can not tell much about model’s outside design. The prototype was seriously camouflaged but based on its curves we expect moderate evolution from the current design language. The model seemingly have really similar design with clear ends and sharp corners. Nevertheless, Ford will likely obtain new effect with redesigned light, new grille, and wheels. It will even offer a wide range of available finishes and cladding. The popular Sport appearance package should again be around from the lower trims.
We can not tell much about model’s interior as spy photos have not been available yet. Nevertheless, what we will definitely get is quite and comfortable cottage loaded with contemporary tech and fresh products and textures. We do not know would model change in size but generous freight place and knee room must certanly be available.
Ford will, of course, equip this model with the latest tech and security achievements but we will 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. Nevertheless, the new 2019 Ford Explorer will probably continue steadily to exploit the 2.3-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines which will can be found in updated form. On the other give, the naturally-aspirated V-6 which powers the base version of this model could be concluded or we’re able to get a more fuel-efficient replacement.
The model will even take advantage of its lightweight structure that’ll have the positive effect on its fuel economy and performance. Ford will also work with 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 should go on sale in summertime 2018. Before it’ll debut at Los Angeles or Detroit Auto Show.