The Ford Explorer is one of highest selling vehicles from the American Automobile giants. It went into production in 1988 and first model released on road was in 1991. It was introduced as a successor for Ford Bronco II. Initially, it was released as a mid-size SUV. Due to its economic price, the Ford name and excellent performance in grew in stature all throughout the 90’s. It soon became one of the most popular suvs on road. After 2012, the model was changed into a full-size crossover SUV. The 2012 version also marked the beginning of the fifth generation of production which was a huge leap forward. The 2017 Ford Explorer version is also supposed to make significant improvements in terms of design and engineering.
The 2017 Ford Explorer has been a talking point in the market for a long time. There is a long wait before its actual release. According to the official information released by the company and rumors going round, it’s clear that there would be significant redesigning taking place. The all-wheel-drive model will contain several drivers assisting features like Hill decent control, hill decent assist which would make your experience safer and relax.
2017 Ford Explorer – Exterior and Interior Design
Final design details of 2017 Ford Explorer have not yet been released. One can expect several changes in the front including newly designed LED headlight and the new bumper. It might retain its slot-like grille structure. In order to improve on-road performance, it will use lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and high strength aluminum. There would be both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The four-wheel traction control and standard Terrain Management system will be good additions.
Just like its exquisite exterior designing, interior designing has also been given much modification. 2017 Ford Explorer being a mid-sized SUV crossover vehicle, it seriously needs to have an excellent cabin which provides passengers almost every basic necessity. It has three-row seating arrangement which can easily accommodate nearly 7 fully grown adults on top of that also leaving enough leg room as well as headroom space. High-quality leather is used on seats depending upon trim levels along fine fabric quality upholstery. As you enter, a dashingly designed dashboard is shown off which encapsulates touch screen panel and infotainment system. Cargo space is plenty both at back and on top.
It’s always the technological center that holds everything together nowadays. Every basic or complicated settings of 2017 Ford Explorer can be somehow controlled through electronic signals i.e. switches or buttons.
Ford’s makers have gifted this car with many upgraded gadgets, accessories, etc. Here are some latest technological developments which you may come across- twin zone climate control, 4.2 inch touch-screen display, auxiliary or USB inputs, third row having 50/50 split, branded audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth connection, hands-free calling, back end privacy glass, rear viewing camera, 6 ways moving driver seat, keyless entry, start or stop push ignition button, both frontal as well as rear parking sensor system for parking assistance, seat belts, airbags, CD/DVD players, Driver’s connect package, auto adjusting cabin lights, navigation system, heated seats, etc.
2017 Ford Explorer – Engine Specs
2017 Ford Explorer will have three engine options under its hood depending upon three trim levels mainly- basic, sport and premium versions. Basic will have a 2.3-liter engine with 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. A 3.5 liter V6 engine system producing 290 hp and 255-pound feet torque gets fitted to Platinum model. Next, for sport and premium, you will find a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine unit which can easily generate about 365 hp and 350 pound-feet torque. All these get mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
2017 Ford Explorer – Price and Release Date
The 2017 Ford Explorer will surely have a starting price range of around $32,000 and increase with greater trims. Surely by end of 2016, it will get released worldwide. Full-Size SUV is undoubtedly one of the most populated car segments. Competition would come from vehicles like Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, etc. The 2017 Ford Explorer must improve both its performance and luxury factor.