Ford’s Explorer crossover is among the top rated sports utility vehicles launched by the Ford. It is considered that this was the basic success model introduced by this company. Ford has presented various models with modern updates. The 2018 Ford Explorer will be a new generation model and a special opportunity for the car manufacturer to show all new technologies they have.
2018 Ford Explorer: Platform and Changes
There are high chances that the 2018 Ford Explorer platform will be designed according to the modern technologies. This platform will support the manufacturer to create a new shape of SUV. On the other hand, the weight will go down. Definitely, the manufacturer is interested to reduce structural heaviness in order to make engine more efficient with lower fuel consumption. This new shape and platform will require a modified version of aerodynamics.
Outside changes have been revealed recently. The spy shots revealed that new SUV has a sharp exterior. Ford has prepared a different approach this time. The roof has got two sharp bars. The hood will be more pointing because of the two major depressions. These depressions are ending right above the head lamps. The headlamps have been designed with rectangle box having LED technology. There will be a decent grille with several horizontal layers and small openings. The bumpers (front and rear) have been modified with larger openings enhancing the air intake. Fog lights are “C” shaped. The tires will be at least 20 inches with special aluminum rims.
2018 Ford Explorer: Interior and Features
Interior of the SUV contains some of the previous feature. Ford has added plenty of new gadgets. There will be automatic temperature adjustment, satellite radio, automatic gearbox, adjustable seats, navigation, Google Maps and other latest gadgets. Smartphone connectivity, USB ports, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will be important communication options. Driving cabin is very large having more space for the driver. This five door vehicle offers leather covered power steering (Active Dynamic), decent dashboard, large Touch Screen and infotainment options. New car would be a safer drive opportunity. Ford has included special safety options such as airbags, pedestrian alert, anti-collision alert, anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, cruise control, driving memory system, side exit alert and voice recognition system. New Ford Explorer will be a potential competitor of Nissan Pathfinder, GMC Sierra and Lincoln Navigator.
2018 Ford Explorer: Engines and Price
Ford will definitely choose a powerful engine setup for the 2018 Ford Explorer. There will be various engines for this model. Ford is expected to include the EcoBoost engine with 3.5 liters fuel capacity. This will be a V-6 engine offering highest output of 365 hp. It is confirmed by the manufacturer that it will use 6-speed automatic transmission for all trim levels. The 2018 Explorer will be an economical drive option. This SUV will cover at least 23 miles per gallon. However, the updated trim levels will offer 18 miles per gallon as average.
Starting price of 2018 Ford Explorer will range from $31,000 to $45,000 in USA. Ford will introduce this model in early months of 2017 at New York or Detroit auto show.