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.
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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|
Know more about Ford Explorer 2021
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.