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    The 2020 Ford Explorer

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    All-new 2020 Ford Explorer – America’s all-time best-selling SUV – features lighter, leaner and stronger construction, broadest model lineup ever, more powerful and efficient EcoBoost® engines and smart new technology to help tackle all of life’s adventures
    Redesigned from the ground up, all-new Explorer’s rear-wheel-drive architecture enables a sportier, more athletic 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
    Recrafted, quiet cabin offers more space and technology, including available 10.1-inch portrait-mounted touch screen with full-screen maps, traffic-sensing Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist innovations and features that can help reduce stress such as available Reverse Brake Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0, which handles all steering, shifting, brake and accelerator controls during a parking maneuver with a touch of a button
    All-new available Terrain Management System™ with up to seven selectable drive modes can help tackle any adventure through an easy-to-use dial in the center console; normal, trail, deep snow and sand, slippery, sport, tow/haul and a new eco mode each come with special 3D animated graphics in the available new 12.3-inch digital cluster
    DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2019 – Ford today 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.
    Explorer is now more capable, comfortable, sportier and roomier in all three rows thanks to Ford’s flexible new rear-wheel-drive architecture. The strengths of the all-new Ford Explorer were showcased at a special reveal event for employees, fans, dealers, suppliers, government officials and media today at Ford Field in Detroit, where Ford brought to life how it can help American families get the most out of their road trips. The all-new SUV arrives this summer.
    “Explorer drivers told us what they want – more capability, more power, more space,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s head of product development and purchasing. “They want more technology, not just for the driver, but for the whole family. And they want all of it with a beautifully sporty exterior. This new Explorer gives them all of that, and more, helping make every journey more enjoyable.”
    Improved off-road capability comes courtesy of intelligent four-wheel drive and an available new Terrain Management System™ that features seven easy-to-engage drive modes. Powertrain offerings include a 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® V6 projected to produce 365 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque using 93-octane gas, making this the most powerful Explorer ever. The Explorer lineup now features standard, XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST and Platinum models.
    The all-new Explorer comes packed with more than a dozen new standard features for only $400 more over the previous model. Standard features include a power liftgate, 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with all-new 10-speed transmission, 8-inch digital touch screen with SYNC® 3, FordPass Connect™ Wi-Fi service for up to 10 devices and more.
    Owners will find design and engineering updates throughout that deliver comfort and SUV functionality. Explorer’s stylish, sloped-roof silhouette protects rear-seat headroom, while its comfort-enhanced second-row seats slide to improve access to the third row.
    “We obsessed about what Explorer customers need and want,” said Bill Gubing, Explorer chief engineer. “We met with customer groups, pored through internet forums, and dissected social media posts to determine what they love about today’s Explorer and understand their pain points. Then we found ways to improve it across the board. Every enhancement on this all-new Explorer was inspired by our customers.”
    Technology designed to heighten the experience of traveling
    Building upon Ford’s push to bring more driver-assist technology to market, the all-new Explorer introduces available Active Park Assist 2.0. The class-exclusive feature – standard on Explorer Platinum – allows the driver to park in a parallel or perpendicular spot with a touch of a button without having to work the steering wheel, gear shifter, gas pedal or brake pedal. Available reverse brake assist, also standard on Platinum, uses radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect an object in Explorer’s path, and can apply the brakes automatically to avoid an imminent collision when the vehicle is backing up at a low speed – such as when exiting a driveway.
    Explorer also is available with Ford’s all-new Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition. In addition to automatically slowing when traffic ahead slows and helping keep the vehicle centered in its lane, the system uses cameras to read speed signs and, combined with the available navigation system, adjusts cruise control settings accordingly.
    Explorer comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of driver-assist technologies including:
    Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, which includes Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support
    Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
    Lane-Keeping System
    Rearview camera with built-in lens cleaner
    Auto headlamps with auto high-beams
    Other available Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies include Evasive Steering Assist, which provides steering support to help avoid a collision; and Post-Impact Braking provides braking after a collision to lessen injury and damage caused by a secondary crash event.
    “It’s not about filling the vehicle with technology for technology’s sake,” said Chris Billman, Ford Co-Pilot360 engineering manager. “It’s about improving the experience, making driving less stressful, and helping the driver to feel more confident behind the wheel.”
    Passengers in all three rows will enjoy FordPass Connect, a standard feature that serves up 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 mobile devices with a compatible wireless subscription service. FordPass Connect gives drivers remote access to their Explorer, allowing them to use their smartphone to lock, unlock, locate and start the vehicle, as well as monitor key vehicle diagnostics.
    Explorer features an available 10.1-inch touch screen mounted in portrait configuration on the center stack. Navigation maps can fill the entire screen for easy viewing, or split the space with audio information. The screen uses capacitive glass comparable to what consumers are accustomed to on smartphones and tablets, providing a quicker, more responsive interaction with the updated SYNC 3 system. Standard SYNC 3’s more intuitive layout gives drivers compatibility with available features such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto® and Waze navigation.
    A wireless charging pad is available that allows customers to recharge compatible mobile devices, and up to four USB ports, including new type-C outlets, charge next-generation mobile devices. Up to three 12-volt outlets and a 110-volt outlet are also available.
    For music lovers, Explorer offers an available 980-watt, 14-speaker B&O premium audio system. Access to SiriusXM™ satellite radio is standard and comes with new touch screen graphics and functionality – including a display of the day’s sports scores. HD Radio™ is standard on Limited and Platinum models.
    The touch screen shares information with the available 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, which displays important vehicle information such as speedometer and gas gauge. It uses 3D animated graphics to change information depending on which of the seven drive modes are selected using the available Terrain Management System.
    Meticulously recrafted to be the best Explorer ever
    Ford’s recipe for Explorer has always relied on three main ingredients – capability, comfort and design. The new rear-wheel-drive architecture enables bumper-to-bumper improvements that include an even more athletic appearance, increased capability and the best passenger accommodations in an Explorer ever.
    The powerful new engine lineup features a pair of EcoBoost entries – a 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 that comes standard on base, XLT and Limited models, and a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that powers Explorer Platinum. The reinvigorated 2.3-liter engine is projected to produce 300 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, with improved performance over the outgoing Explorer equipped with the same engine.
    “A vehicle like Explorer can’t just be good-looking,” said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager. “Explorer customers need it to do certain things. They need to be able to drive certain places and haul specific items. This Explorer performs no matter what adventures you have in store.”
    Up to seven selectable drive modes are available for customers to tailor their drive experience to road, weather and terrain conditions on demand. Rear-wheel-only Explorer drive modes include normal, sport, trail, slippery, tow/haul and eco. Vehicles equipped with intelligent four-wheel drive add a deep snow and sand mode for improved performance off-road.
    Rear-wheel drive also enables more towing capability when properly equipped, regardless of engine. Vehicles equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost can tow up to 5,600 pounds, a 12 percent increase over outgoing models with 3.5-liter EcoBoost. New models outfitted with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost and Class III Trailer Tow Package can tow up to 5,300 pounds, versus the 3,000 pounds today’s similarly equipped Explorer is capable of.
    Hauling boats and trailers was certainly a priority for the Explorer team, but so was accommodating smaller items such as everyday drink bottles and cellphones. With every detail scrutinized, the new Explorer can boast 123 cubic liters of stowage space throughout the cabin, giving passengers in all three rows no shortage of places to stow personal items.
    Available PowerFold® third-row seats and new E-Z entry second-row seats let drivers create a flat-floor cargo area that stretches out to offer 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space – wide enough to fit standard 4-foot building materials, depending on seating configuration. Accommodating families of all sizes, second-row seats feature a new mechanism that allows for easy entrance and exit to the third row using just one hand. Redesigned ISOFIX anchor points allow child seat installation anywhere in the second and third rows. Second-row windows are equipped with available retractable sunshades.
    A stylish, modern design that is pure Explorer
    A number of consistent design qualities have helped define Explorer over the past 29 years, and the design team strived to hold on to these important pieces of heritage. Longtime traits – including Explorer’s blacked-out A-pillars and D-pillars and body-color C-pillars – are retained. Changes to the overall profile include a more sloping roofline and shorter front overhang, giving the vehicle a sportier, more stylish appearance.
    Explorer comes standard with 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, but across the lineup drivers can opt for one of seven wheel designs, including 21-inch premium aluminum wheels available on Platinum models. Other Platinum differentiators include door handles with satin aluminum insert, liftgate appliqué, lower bodyside cladding insert, roof-rack side rails and a unique grille with satin aluminum finish.
    Platinum models also feature a standard twin-panel moonroof, which allows light to flood the most comfortable Explorer cabin ever. Explorer Platinum includes special leather seats, plus leather-wrapped steering wheel, dashboard, door rollovers, and door and front console armrests.
    The all-new Explorer is manufactured at Chicago Assembly Plant. New vehicles are due in showrooms this summer.









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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    Flat second row floor, win in my book..

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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    Fantastic. This will continue to be a huge seller.

    Ford is certainly on a roll...and the big news - perhaps - comes next week with the VW-Ford press conference.

    Stay tuned.

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    Regarding the dash information screen: It will be very well received with those using Apple or Android car play. Ford apparently understands the consumer and their need for cell phone replication while driving.









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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Fantastic. This will continue to be a huge seller.

    Ford is certainly on a roll...and the big news - perhaps - comes next week with the VW-Ford press conference.

    Stay tuned.









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    if it’s priced higher than Dodge , Toyota and GM, it will lose share

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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

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    if it’s priced higher than Dodge , Toyota and GM, it will lose share
    From Car & Drivers website:

    The 2020 Explorer will come in five trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. The starting price for the base model rises by $400, to $33,860 (prices for other trim levels have yet to be released). Standard kit includes pre-collision warning, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and automatic headlamps, along with 4G LTE Wi-Fi with connections for up to 10 devices. The FordPass Connect app allows the driver to lock, unlock, and start the car using a smartphone.

    I would assume the new Explorer should top out at $65,000 to $70,000. If people will pay, I'm sure Ford will deliver.




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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    From Car & Drivers website:

    The 2020 Explorer will come in five trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. The starting price for the base model rises by $400, to $33,860 (prices for other trim levels have yet to be released). Standard kit includes pre-collision warning, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and automatic headlamps, along with 4G LTE Wi-Fi with connections for up to 10 devices. The FordPass Connect app allows the driver to lock, unlock, and start the car using a smartphone.

    I would assume the new Explorer should top out at $65,000 to $70,000. If people will pay, I'm sure Ford will deliver.




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    its smack where the class is.

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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    Looks like Ford did their homework!

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    Nice! It looks far better than I expected after seeing all the camo'd and PPV shots, looks sleek and aggressive. Hate the screen sticking out of the dash though.

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    The interior is amazing...can't say the same about the exterior. Too much is carried over from the D4 in the wrong places... would've rather see the front carry over and a revamped rear as opposed to what we ended up with.
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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    WOW - looks awesome!

    They did an amazing job on the presentation, at Ford Field, shown here:

    https://twitter.com/Ford/status/1083150199487369216
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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    The live reveal was pretty interesting, I watched most of it. I like how they kept the Explorer family lineage intact with this new design and while going RWD too. There's only one thing that irks me a bit and that's the stand up infotainment screen
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    Looks great and the interior design is very nice though I'm not sure about that portrait screen just yet. Should do very well.
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    The live reveal was pretty interesting, I watched most of it. I like how they kept the Explorer family lineage intact with this new design and while going RWD too. There's only one thing that irks me a bit and that's the stand up infotainment screen
    The alternative is to have dashboard around it, then it would feel like you are driving a tank. They seem awkward looking in pictures, but once you experience them, you'll understand.

    The presentation was amazing, Ford has a clear message, it is trying to grow the bond between it vehicles, their owners and the word we live, almost exactly opposite of GM's approach, numb and disconnected.

    The Ford presentation, makes you want to go out and buy one and go on a road trip, like now. #RoadTripRewind

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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    Nice wheels and interior. The nose and tail lights are sort of present but not special. Doesnt matter though, this is going to print money for Ford.
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    Re: The 2020 Ford Explorer

    RWD, I am finally interested.
    because this is a GM site, Gm's competition is joke compared to this and jeeps grand Cherokee.
    I guess I'll stop coming to this site eventually, old habits die hard.

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