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 2022
Currently in its sixth generation, the Ford Explorer 2022 is a five-door midsize crossover SUV. It was introduced globally in 2019, and then Ford Philippines launched it for the local market in December 2021 for the 2022 model year. In the local market, the Explorer's sole variant is the Limited 2.3 EcoBoost 4WD AT, which comes with a Php 2,998,000 price tag.
Under the hood of the Ford Explorer is a 2.3-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine that's capable of making up to 300hp and 420Nm of torque. The said engine is then linked to a 10-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to all four wheels.
Size-wise, the all-new Explorer is 5,049mm long, 2,268mm wide, and 1,783mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 3,025mm, and a ground clearance of 208mm.