There are numerous photos has been taken indicating that 2019 Ford Explorer will soon be introduced to the public. The car was first launched back in 1990. Since then, it already has several generations. The Explorer can be said as the initiator for the crossover type of the car. It can be seen by the numbers of sale at one time became the best-selling car with millions of sales.
As times goes by, the title has been taken away to the other, but still the sales still do pretty good. The last update for the car was made in the 2014 and since then there is update made to the car. The 2019 model is expected to bring many new improvements to the car including the platform, engine and the design.
2019 Ford Explorer Exterior and Interior Redesign
Ford give a glimpse of the design of the 2019 Ford Explorer at the Beijing Auto Show earlier this year. However, the car is completely covered by the sheet and nothing has been revealed about the car. It will most likely to get new chassis as also found in the Ford Fusion. This platform is based on CD4 but with a little bit of modification. Comparing it with the current D3 platform, the CD4 platform is slightly bigger and lighter.
The lighter material will reduce the total weight of the car up to 500 pounds. With the new platform, the All-Wheel-Drive system might be available not just Front Wheel Drive as the current model use. For the appearances, it expected to be overall the same with the masculine design. The design of the car is one of the determinant factor the car shows great numbers in sales. To keep that numbers, Ford won’t disturb it so much.
On the interior side is where Ford will give huge improvement. Since the last update was made in 2014, the technology is pretty outdated. Thus, we expect the latest technology that also used in Ford other’s car to be used in the 2019 Ford Explorer. The cabin can take up to seven people with great comfortability and safety.
2019 Ford Explorer Engine Specs
The current 3.5 and 3.7 liters might get discontinued in the newest version. However, for the base version it will remain the same with using 2.3-liter Eco Boost V4 engine. To change the 3.5-liter V6 engine who uses more energy, Ford prepare less-consuming engine. It is the 2.7-liter V6 engine who can provide 325 Horse Power and 350 pounds-feet of torque.
For the top trim, it might be the 3.0-liter Eco Boost producing about 400 Horse Power. This engine can be found the Platinum and the Sports trim. The other specification is remaining unclear as it might use 9-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Explorer Price and Release Date
It is expected that the car will come in around the second half of 2018. However, this can not be confirmed yet since the company hasn’t officially announced it yet. The price for a single 2019 Ford Explorer is expected to be around $33.000 for the base model up to $55.000.
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