The revamped Ford Explorer 2019 finally made its local launch last weekend at the Ford Island Conquest after its debut in April last year in the US. The Blue Oval has given a nip and tuck for the SUV in terms of both exterior and technology features.
Speaking of the cosmetic changes first, the updated Explorer can be differentiated from its pre-facelift version thanks to a new bumper, smaller L-shaped front fog lights added with a brake duct, and fresh front grille insert. Moving on the the back, it’s pointing out that the new Explorer receives a new set of quad-tip exhaust pipes that look pretty similar to those of the iconic pony car Ford Mustang.
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The Explorer 2019 made its local launch last weekend at the Ford Island Conquest
The revised Ford Explorer 2019 Philippines’ cabin has also gone through subtle changes. While some features such as the moon roof, 12-speaker sound system and hands-free power tailgate still stay untouched, the dashboard is now offered with the newest SYNC 3 version which is applicable with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and slightly redesigned with stitched leather style.
Technology-wise, the US carmaker has decided to make blindspot monitoring standard on both front and rear camera while lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control features are also present on the car.
The SUV receives subtle changes inside and out
There are no updates for the powertrain. Two engine options available include a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, generating 365 hp and 475 Nm of torque via all 4 wheels for the Explorer Sport model and a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder delivering 280 hp and 408 Nm of torque via the front wheels for the Explorer Limited variant. Both variants are married to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Last but not least, the price. According to the latest Ford Philippines price list, the new Ford Explorer 2019 prices are as follows:
|Ford Explorer 2.3 Limited EcoBoost||P2,798,000|
|Ford Explorer 3.5 Sport EcoBoost||P3,178,000|