Even if we haven’t heard about the gorgeous Ford Explorer for some time, the recently spied test mule in Dearborn, Michigan, while cruising the roads, depict the new face that the hot model will be coming with.
We are dealing here with the first spy shots of what seems to be the upcoming Ford Explorer model, and the full camouflage around the body depicts the car`s early stages of development.
Set to arrive as a 2019 MY, the new Explorer is set to come with the same styling, sitting however on a new and improved platform, adding new styling bits and freshly updated mills under the hood.
The new platform is called the D6, also underpinning other Ford and Lincoln models, meaning that the model will be more lightweight and allowing a range of wide engines, with a front-wheel drive configuration.
Speaking about performance, the 2019 Ford Explorer is said to carry over the same 2.3-liter flat-four and 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engines, while the 3.5-liter V6 could be dropped in favor of a much more improved engine with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
For the moment, the full details are rather limited, but we should expect fresh news in the upcoming period, along with the car`s expected official unveiling at the 2017 Los Angeles. If not, we might also find it at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
The model has been on the market since 1990 with more than 7 million cars to be sold on the US market alone, which makes it one of the most preferred SUVs overseas.