As many photos and rumors have shown in last period, 2018 Ford Explorer has grown, and not only in the size of the car but in engine strength and equipment and design. It will be again a very popular truck, as it was in 2011 when the first model showed up and won the market. Now, designers had a lot of jobs to provide modern designed car in new materials, like a metal sheet and put everything which people used to see in SUVs from known manufacturers. Let see what they have prepared for us.
Spy photos are seen months before when the manufacturer drove his test model covered in camouflage shown that 2018 Ford Explorer will grow up. That means much larger car, bigger front end and more inches in wheelbase. That is what is happened, and it is actually the first impression after you see this amazing machine. The big front end has the large grille and squared LED front lights, on the massive front bumper, with protection on the bottom. There is also a wide air intake with fog lights in shape of the letter C. Rear end hides new lights, but rounded and also big and wide truck door.
As we could guess, the inside of the 2018 Ford Explorer represents comfort and enjoyment, not always seen in SUVs today. What we saw on the last models is leather on the shaped and adjustable seats, in combination with the chrome and wood in details. The wide dashboard has a well-incorporated touchscreen with all needed commands, while luxury steering wheel offers a lot of commands, also well incorporated and in perfectly layout so it will not distract the driver during the driving. There is no doubt that Ford will not save the money to offer the best in the cabin, although that is not always the case in SUVs.
The engine option is not clear yet, but it should be 2.3-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V6 in higher trim versions. The expected horsepower range is between 300 and 380, but those numbers are not shared with us yet. Knowing that Ford announced large fuel-saving in the future, we can expect nine-speed automatic transmission as the best in that field. However, 2018 Ford Explorer should follow the expectations of the market in the future, so the 3.5-liter engine is less likely in the future.
2018 Ford Explorer Release Date and Price
We saw many things about the 2018 Ford Explorer and now is time to hear the expected price. Knowing that current model cost around $32,000, we can expect something like that for the new Explorer. If you are not convinced yet, wait until the end of this year to see this car at car dealers.