The Ford is working on an interim update of their popular Explorer car model. The automaker is well known for its high-end SUVs. The upcoming Ford Explorer will be offered for the 2018 year model. The new 2018 Ford Explorer is going to adopt a full-size crossover design platform with an impressive exterior and interior modifications. Though there is still no reliable information regarding its design specifications, spy shots taken during road test shows a full-size SUV with dramatic styling. Consumers should also expect revisions on the car’s engine to boost performance. It is going to face competition for other upcoming top SUV models including Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.
2018 Ford Explorer – New Refreshed Design:
The exterior design profile for the 2018 Ford Explorer adopts an aggressive and bold appearance. The body has been made using a high strength steel to enhance its stability and lightweight aluminum materials to improve its aerodynamic performance. The new Ford Explorer will be offered in redesigned grille and bumper. The stylish front end is complemented by LED headlights and fog lights. The 4-door styled SUV will ride on massive 18-inch alloy wheel which enhances its off-road capabilities. Also, a rear end will be fitted with LED lighting technology.
When it comes to interior styling, the 2018 Ford Explorer offers a wide range of comfortable and hi-tech features including latest infotainment equipment and quality leather upholstery. The spacious cabin comes with extended headroom and legroom to enhance comfort. Consumers will also get adjustable front heated seats featuring premium leather upholstery. Among the standard interior features include automatic climate control, air conditioner, premium sound system with compatible USB port interface, HD satellite radio, smartphone integration, CD/MP3/MP4 player and others. It will be offered with plenty of driver assistance and safety features including adaptive cruise control, premium airbags, quality safety belts, rear view camera, line-departure warning system, parking assist and others.
2018 Ford Explorer – Engine Department:
Under the hood, the new Ford Explorer will be powered by 3.5 liters Ecoboost V-6 engine. This is the same powertrain installed for the current version. However, some modifications have been made to the motor and will be capable of producing up to about 290 hp at 255 lb-ft of torque. Ford is also planning to offer an optional 2.3-liter Ecoboost 4-cylinder drivetrain rated at 270 hp. The 2018 Ford Explorer will be offered with both standard front wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). Both engines will be paired to 6-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to acceleration, the car is capable of reaching the 60 mph mark in just 6 seconds. Its fuel economy rating reads at 20 miles per gallon for combined EPA.
2018 Ford Explorer – Date of Arrival and Price:
Ford has not provided reliable details on the car’s release date and pricing. However, the manufacturer will release a facelift version of this car this year. This means that consumers might have to wait until the end of next year or at the beginning of 2018 for the release of the new Ford Explorer. The 2018 Ford Explorer will be priced at around $31,500 as the base price. While the higher trim levels will go for up to $53,500.