After almost ten years the new 2020 Ford Explorer will start a new generation of vehicles. The company also prepares the special version of the SUV 2020 Explorer ST. Spy photos are there. Also, during the last Auto Show in Beijing, we could hear the announcement by Ford’s official. So, the 2020 Explorer is coming for sure. But, what does it bring?
The arrival of the new Bronco is shaking things up in the crossover lineup. It is not official yet, but the return of the SUV will result in 2020 Ford Explorer moving to another category. Bronco takes the position in the mid-size segment, and Explorer will fit between it and compact Edge. Further, it causes changes in dimensions, volumes, styling, and probably engine room.
2020 Ford Explorer Changes
So far, we can discuss the redesign of the crossover. Teaser image from Beijing is showing nothing. However, spy photos are unveiling some interesting details. For example, the vehicle will come with a boxier rear end. We are sure that lights and bumper will get a new shape, but heavy camouflage is hiding these parts. Up front, fans will notice shorter hood. Also, it seems like the vehicle is now lower. The 2020 Ford Explorer will get bigger wheels and more additions on the side.
The new 2020 Ford Explorer will use a few engines. It gives choosing the option for buyers, who will find a 3.0-liter V-6 as the base drivetrain. Experts are pretty sure that another V-6 will join a four-cylinder alternative to the basic solution. Furthermore, hybrid and plug-in drivetrains are in development. These will keep the power and torque level and boost the fuel economy.
2020 Ford Explorer ST
The performance-boosted version of the SUV will get an ST badge. As always, buyers will expect a lot from it. Power and styling are on the other level to prove expectations. Instead of a regular engine, the 2020 Ford Explorer ST will use the twin-turbo unit. Don’t be surprised if the crossover reaches 500 hp.
Interior and exterior details will find the base in the regular model. However, larger wheels, more aggressive hood and front fascia, are going to make it more appealing. Special paintjobs and parts will be ready for further upgrades.
2020 Ford Explorer Release Date and Price
The 2020 Ford Explorer is coming somewhere next year. These are words from the company bosses, without too many details when it could happen. Enthusiasts will say Detroit, in the first month of 2019. The price of the next-gen 2020 Ford Explorer will start at about $30,000. The ST model will probably cost at least $15,000 higher. Info about the plug-in model is still unavailable.
Production of 2020 Ford Explorer Moves to China
The main factory where 2020 Ford Explorer is going to be built remains in Illinois. However, the carmaker will move part of the production to China. Interest in Ford’s vehicle there is growing. Not only Explorer but also few other popular vehicles are heading east. Whatsoever, from there, Ford will supply most of the worldwide market, while creating more space for crossovers for the US customers.