Ford introduced the Explorer SUV that existed in 2015. This car has had a very big update, so we completely forget that this is not a new generation design in any way. After all, American automakers have used the map from scratch, so it’s no wonder that many of us think that Explorer six generations have been introduced. Well, no, it will not happen in 2018. We just did the first ass test of what seems to be the 2019 Ford Explorer.
Ford Explorer Redesign
The current model is based on the evolution of the D3 front-wheel drive platform. The new Ford Explorer 2019 should be based on a modified CD4 platform that also supports Fusion. It’s rather interesting because it means it’s going to be lighter. To become bigger, Ford needs to improve the wheelbase and make it wider. However, that does not mean it will be much heavier. It seems that the car could lose up to 500 pounds, which brings it closer to 4,000 pounds, like the competition. As before, the car must remain a front wheel drive but with a new chassis, all the best wheel drive systems will be available.
Ford Explorer Interior 2019
The new Ford Explorer 2019 is likely to change all that. So far, Ford is pretty conservative in terms of the interior design of their car. Well, the new version of Explorer could be the first to receive a new design scheme, more like a Ford European model. Some suggest that the car can get a more minimalist dashboard that looks like the big screen as a control center. We want to see this, but unfortunately, it is not possible and especially in Explorer.
Ford Explorer Engine
We also hope that the 2019 powertrain option remains the same. That means the base engine should continue to be a 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, while the optional engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 280 horsepower and 310 lb -pi couple. For a little more excitement, Ford offers Explorer Sport and Platinum with a 3.5-liter, two-cylinder V6 that develops 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. We expect all versions of Explorer will continue to come with a six-speed automatic transmission.