Another series to come next year is the Ford’s 2020 Explorer that is to be the sixth generation of 3-row SUV. It will be the series with re-engineering and redesigning of the first model. However, of course, there are some updates included in the new series.
First Look of 2020 Ford Explorer
At first sight, the new 2020 Ford Explorer doesn’t look different from its predecessor, but as you check under the skin, the manufacturer took a big leap on certain changes. It comes with more powerful engines, rear-drive platform until its spacious space promising you a more comfortable drive.
The new Explorer is designed with the rear-wheel-drive platform completed with the safety tech, feature content and upgraded interior technologies.
How Big Is The New Ford Explorer?
Compared with other competitors and its predecessors, the new series comes with 198.8-inches which is so bulky and comfortable when you add more passengers inside. However, the Chevy Traverse is bigger and right now it is the biggest size. But the new Explorer is supported by the 119.1-inch wheelbases which are quite lengthy.
In the inside of this series, there is more second- and third-row legroom than other competitors except for the Traverse. It must be quite comfortable for more adults. Besides, there is more space for passengers’ things, especially the one located behind the third row.
Just like we mentioned earlier, the exterior will be very similar but still, you will see a little different from the older version. It comes with the larger dimensions with overall length is 10 inches longer compared to the older one. This will give a greater cabin space. Besides, the body will use steel instead of aluminum.
Of course, the interior is more efficient because it is bigger. It gives you more space for more passengers. The technologies that are obviously available are the 4G LTE along with the Wi-Fi, infotainment system and many more.
Drivetrain and Chassis
His comes with a longitudinally-placed engine and a better weight distribution of front-rear which deliver a better performance. The engine includes 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and also 3L Ecoboost V6 combined with the new Ford-speed automatic transmission. The weigh is also reduced to 200 pounds promising easy handling.
The new Ford’s 2020 Explorer is expected to come with some engines from 2018-2019 models. So it is expected to have 3.3L V6, 300 horsepower with 265 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the 2.3L EcoBoost I4 gasoline creates 280 horsepower and also 320 feet of torque. For the 3L EcoBoost V6 makes 400 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower.
The new Explorer 2020 is completed with the advanced safety features like Co-Pilot360 including pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, emergency braking, rear cross-traffic warning, blind spot, automatic high beams and also a rearview camera.
This 2020 Explorer will be manufactured in Ford Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The availability of the series is expected to be this summer 2019. Let’s hope that this 2020 Explorer will be the beginning of reproduction of its series.