Ford have used the North American Auto Show in Detroit to unveil the new version of the Explorer the USA’s best-selling utility vehicle.
Ford says that the redesigned SUV features more interior space, increased towing capability and better performance.
Ford introduces its all-new 2020 Explorer – a complete redesign of America’s all-time best-selling SUV – that now features the broadest model lineup ever, more power and space, and smart new technologies to help tackle life’s adventures.
The base engine, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four, is expected to get 300 hp and 310 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a 10-speed transmission. Buyers can upgrade to a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 on the high-end Platinum trim that’s expected to get 365 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque. Intelligent four-wheel drive is also available.
Ford also plans to offer a hybrid Explorer and a high-performance ST version, which replaces the Sport trim. Ford has not yet released details on those variants.
Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Explorer’s rear-wheel-drive architecture enables a sportier design, improved on- and off-road capability and 600 pounds more in maximum towing capacity when properly equipped; available 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine makes this the most powerful Explorer ever.