New 2020 Ford Explorer SUV was teased for the first time at the Beijing Motor Show. Ford Explorer is full-size CUV (crossover utility vehicle) with five doors. Speaking of 2020 Explorer design, it looks like it has shorter hood and more raked roofline. Overall, this will give the new Explorer for 2020 sportier appearance. Production of this big SUV will probably be done on modular CD6 platform, which was also used to underpin Lincoln SUV. Ford will also offer this SUV as 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. We expect to see 5 different trim versions: Explorer, XLT, Limited, Explorer ST and Platinum. Inside the cabin, it is expected to get more space, greater comfort, new technology solutions and all new Ford infotainment system.
2020 Ford Explorer engine and fuel economy specs
2020 Ford Explorer engine range will consist of several carried over units and couple of new engines. First we have 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which will produce around 280 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Second choice will be 3.3-liter V6 engine with probably 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Last one is 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with probably 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. All versions are paired with 10-speed automatic gearbox. Ford Police Interceptor engine choice will include three units: 3.3-liter V6, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and 3.3-liter V6 hybrid unit. All these engine will come mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be offered as standard, but it will still get optional all-wheel drive system. New model will have significant weight reduction, around 200 pounds less than previous version. This will improve performance as well as fuel economy specs.
2020 Ford Explorer release date and price
2020 Ford Explorer release date is expected to be set sometime during 2019. 2020 Ford Explorer price range will go from $30,000 for the base version, and go up to $50,000 for top of the range model.