2018 Ford Explorer Platinum
The Ford Explorer was one of the most popular cars in the 1990s. The mid-size SUV was first produced in 1991, and since then, it has undergone five generations. The American automobile manufacturer is planning to introduce a new model which will be dubbed 2018 Ford Explorer. This will be a state-of-the-art car with better visuals and improved performance.
2018 Ford Explorer – Special Features:
The new Explorer will be based on the Ford D4 platform. Some vehicles like Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT are based on this platform. As for the weight, the car will be lighter than the outgoing model. This will give it better speed and performance. The car ends will get aggressive features while the body efficient aerodynamics.
The front end of 2018 Ford Explorer will look well revamped with a revised three-bar silver grille, more air intakes, and redesigned LED headlights. The sides will be glazed by 20-inch aluminum wheels, shiny door handles, and more functional mirrors. In the rear end, you can expect a power tailgate and LED tail lights. Interior wise, 2018 Ford Explorer will have three rows of seats, with the rear row consisting of folding seats. There will be all sorts of features and mechanisms in the seats, from soft leather and headrests to ventilation and adjustment mechanisms. The cabin will offer hassle-free journeys with enough leg room and head space.
On the side of technology, the upcoming Ford mid-size will get an updated infotainment system which will be compatible with connectivity features like Bluetooth and Smartphone apps. We anticipate for other technological features like satellite navigation, climate control, and audio systems. There will be a myriad of digital and mechanical buttons to help in the control of these features.
2018 Ford Explorer – Safety & Security:
Users of the 2018 Ford Explorer will not be worried about the safety and security of the car. The automaker will equip it with necessary protection features like rearview camera, parking sensors, cruise control, seatbelts, lane keep assist, stability control, blind-spot monitoring, and airbags.
Engine Options, Performance & Fuel Economy:
According to the automaker, there will be two engine options for the new Explorer. The main engine will be a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 370 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The other engine will be a 2.3-liter I4 with a capacity of 282 hp and 310 lb-ft. The two engines will work with a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
Concerning fuel economy and pollution, the upcoming Ford SUV will be fuel-saving and environment-friendly. It will record around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. It will also give out lesser CO2.
2018 Ford Explorer – Price, Date of Release and Competition:
The upcoming 2018 Ford Explorer will be sold at around $33,000. The prices will be higher for cars with innovative features. You can expect to pay around $55,000 for the top trim level. On the side of release date, the Ford SUV will hit showrooms at the end of 2017 or at the start of 2018.
The main rivals of the new Explorer include BMW X5, Infinity QX70, Volvo XC90, Audi Q5, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Mercedes GLA, Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350.