After giving clues about the production of some Ford models as Explorer ST, Shelby Mustang GT500 and Bronco, Ford has recently unveiled the forthcoming versions of Ford Explorer and Ford Escape.
Though the design has been mostly covered, some projected changes in the mid-size Explorer can be listed below, based on some hints of the model in Beijing Auto Show this year.
Teaser for the next-gen Ford Explorer and Ford Escape
The fascia seems to look smoother than the current generation with more gentle curves while the inclining roof connects with a naturally raked windscreen. Besides, the rear overhang may be shortened but the roof rails and B-pillars probably remain the same as now. Hardly can we tell whether its dimensions are extended or not but it’s also among reasonable predictions around this next-gen.
Another controversy is about the engine type of this Ford Explorer. Some may be longing for hybrid or even plug-in hybrid version though there exists no specific information till now. However, the product possibly comes with several configurations: 2.3L turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, 3.3L V6 engine or 3L twin-turbo V6 engine (this is more likely for the Explorer ST). The last will be built on CD6 platform which is also employed by Lincoln Aviator SUV.
The new Ford Escape looks more curvaceous
Speaking of the more compact Ford Escape, we can see a bit more curvaceous overall design with a more upright fascia, upward sweeping line and clearly raked windscreen. This apparently shares some common styling traits with the latest Ford Focus. What’s more, our latest car news reveal that the interiors of the next gen Escape will stay in line with new Ford fleets, including HVAC vents attached beneath the freestanding SYNC 3 touchscreen and upgraded 3-spoke steering wheel. Ford fans also anticipate a wide range of engine options, from 4-cyliner EcoBoost petrol run powertrain to EcoBlue diesel engine. A plug-in hybrid version can’t be neglected as well.
Both Explorer and Escape are expected to come with hybrid versions
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Ford is one of the top car brands in the Philippines that is most preferred by Filipinos when it comes to compact and midsize SUVs. The Ford Explorer is also a premium-looking SUV just like the Expedition, which is priced under Php 3 million. The history of the Ford Explorer traces back to over 20 years since it was launched in the early 1990s. It underwent numerous changes. That includes the recently redesigned platform that transformed it into a midsize crossover from its original body type, which is a midsize SUV. Over the years, the Ford Explorer has significantly grown up and currently offers and provides more for the needs of the Filipinos who are looking for a cross-country adventure. The Ford Explorer, being a midsize crossover, features a body dimension that is locally considered one of the largest in its class. The Ford Explorer maintained its status greatly with its extra masculine looks, tall standing, and a few touches of 21st- century design ideas. The cabin can comfortably accommodate seven occupants with leather seating material, wide moving spaces, and cool connectivity and entertainment features. Ford Philippines offer the Ford Explorer in two engine options, namely 3.5-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines.