2020 Ford Explorer; 5 Things You Can Expect From Ford SUV
In the U.S., the dominance of the Ford Explorer in the midsize SUV class is unquestioned. It is very popular. In fact, it has been a staple in Ford’s lineup since the ‘90s. Today, the sixth-generation, the 2020 Ford Explorer is in development.
Admittedly, the detail about the next generation is still scarce. But that doesn’t mean there is no detail about it at all. In fact, we can speculate some things from 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots that have been captured. Do you want to know more about it? Well, below we have 5 things you can expect from the upcoming Ford Explorer.
A New Platform
From what we see of the 2020 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, it appears that the 2020 Explorer is going to use a new platform known as D6. This platform is expected by many to be made of lightweight materials (for example, aluminum). The use of platform made of lightweight materials has been done previously by Ford in the F-150 pickup. In the F-150 case, the platform is made of aluminum. The same may be done to the upcoming Ford Explorer.
The upcoming Ford Explorer is likely to get new and better engines. The naturally-aspirated V6 engine is going to be dropped. Instead of using the usual V6 engine, the 2020 Explorer may use 2.3-liter with 4 cylinders and 3.5-liter, V6 EcoBoost engines. There may some updates for these engines as well. With these engines, the upcoming Explorer will have a better performance, fuel economy and emissions.
2020 ford explorer Redesign; Changing Style
We can see from the spy shots that the upcoming midsize SUV is not going to have drastic changes. Still, there will be changes. The new lightweight platform will be taken advantage of since it will reduce the overall weight of the SUV. The current Ford Explorer managed to change the SUV style. You can expect the same from the upcoming one.
Good Sales Numbers
You can expect this also. Why? Well, because the current Explorer sold quite well. It was the U.S. 14th overall best seller in 2017. The New Explorer is very likely to continue this trend, regardless how Ford will change its style. The Ford Explorer lineup has been a good deal for 7-seater midsize SUV, something which we think unlikely to change in the foreseeable tomorrow.
Release Date & Price
Unfortunately, Ford has yet to announce 2020 Ford Explorer release date. There is no official announcement about its price, either. Since it is still in the process of development, we have to wait. It shouldn’t be too long before Ford announces the details of the upcoming Ford Explorer. We expect the new Explorer to enter the market in summer with more or less the same price range as the current model (around $33,000).
It is likely that we are going to see 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Changes both inside and outside. There will changes in the exterior, interior and engine options. Based on these, the upcoming Ford Explorer should be at least as good as its predecessor and at best, better. Let’s just wait and see for now.