A unique approach to powerful performance in full-size SUV class – that’s the notion 2018 Ford Explorer is focused towards. This Ford full-size SUV has been around the bend for quite a while and has been successfully able to cope up with market requisites and age like wine.
As Ford always strives for making improvements in every possible parameter, the upcoming Explorer will be a testament to new generation improvements. This new-gen Ford Explorer will get a light-cycle refreshment. It will include smoother bodywork, reworked interior cabin and tweaked powertrains.
The go-anywhere ethos of 2018 Ford Explorer will be characterized by a brawny 3.5 L V6 engine. This mill will be used as a base powerplant to produce outputs of more than 292 HP and 257 lb-ft torque. Ford is reported to lay much focus on fuel savings and the improved EPA rating. It is suspected to go as 19 mpg in city, 26 mpg on highways and 22 mpg on a combined scale. Similarly, 0 to 60 mph run will take less than 8 seconds.
Another engine option will include a 2.3 L EcoBoost inline 4 which is almost similar to the ones found in Ford Mustang. This power mill will undergo revisions and final outputs will go as 283 HP and 314 lb-ft torque. Towing capacity of this engine is expected to improve as 3,600 lbs. Fuel economy will see increment too, the figures might go out as 21 mpg city/25 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.
For catering the love of power, a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine will sit on top of the line-up. This engine will open up room for improvements and net outputs will check out at 367 HP and 354 lb-ft torque. All-wheel drive will come standard in range-topping trims and optional in the base model.
A host of features is what the changes in Ford Explorer 2018 will be all about. The signature grille will get active shutters for supplemental engine cooling. The door mirrors will integrate LED turns signals and blind spot monitors. Similarly, the tailgate will feature parking camera and sensors.
The interior cabin will include practical features like under-seat storage, lockable storage compartment in the center console and utility cup holders.
2018 Ford Explorer Styling
The exterior styling (especially the front fascia) of 2017 Ford Explorer looks astoundingly similar to Land Rover Range Rover. Ford Explorer 2018 will inherit the same look while wearing new stylistic design elements.
Color options will range as Canyon Ridge, Absolute Black, Oxford White, White Platinum, Smoke Quartz, Blue Jean, Ingot Silver and several others.
Driver-centric improvements will come heavy on the interior cabin of 2018 Explorer. The steering wheel will undergo revisions and bear an ergonomic arrangement of controls. Likewise, the seats will come updated with 8-way power reclining (with memory setting) and heating.
Price and Release Date
2018 Ford Explorer is expected to come with a feasible price point of $32,000 to compete with vehicles like Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet Equinox. Ford might have plans to schedule the official revelation during the last quarters of 2017.