Ford unveils 2020 Explorer SUV, the most powerful version till date

  • Jan 11, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Ford has taken the wraps off the all-new 2020 Explorer SUV which will be the most powerful version of the vehicle to date. It has received the brand’s new turbocharged engine and gets a new rear-wheel architecture. It also comes with towing and off-road capabilities back to its nameplate.

2020 Ford Explorer Front Angular

The vehicle has got a lot of EcoBoost turbo mill variants. The Standard, XLT and Limited models are all equipped with a 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 300 hp and the peak torque sticks at 420 Nm. The power is channelled to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic gearbox. However, the Platinum is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which can make up to 365 hp of power and the peak torque remains at 515 Nm.

2020 Ford Explorer Dash

The 2020 Ford Explorer SUV will get an optional Terrain Management System, which includes seven drive modes. Moreover, the rear-wheel drive variants come with Normal, Tow/Haul, Trail, Sport, Eco and Slippery driving modes. The models that get the AWD has the Sand and Deep Snow modes added to the list to deliver a better off-road performance.

2020 Ford Explorer Side

Speaking of the design, the brand new SUV retains the prominent body-coloured C-pillars, while all the other pillars get the black paint job. The vehicle gets a wide range of wheel options measuring between 18 and 21 inches. Trapezoidal headlights are given for the front fascia, which are connected to the big grille.

2020 Ford Explorer Rear

Inside the car, there is a new setup with an updated Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system and an eight-inch touchscreen. These support Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and native Waze navigation. There is also a FordPass Connect, which assists in remote vehicle access and provides WiFi hotspot for a maximum of 10 devices. Also, an optional 10.1-inch portrait-format capacitive display, having a split-screen function, is available, which is also accompanied by a 12-inch digital instrument cluster.


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