Ford is now bringing its new Explorer SUV with distinctive changes this year. The new 2016 Ford Explorer is introduced in the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2014. The new model is equipped with smart features and this face-lifted full size SUV will be available in five different trims, Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trim.
2016 Ford Explorer Changes, Exterior
With satin accent and beautiful curves, the next generation Ford Explorer is built on a redesigned framework. It has created new redesigned huge bumpers. It is mounted on aluminum wheels of 18 and 20 inches with P245/60 R18 tires. Its wheelbase is 112.8 inches and the external sizes are identical to the preceding model: the span of 198.3 inches, breadth of 78.9 inches and height of 70 or 71 inches. The new Ford Explorer consists of active grille shutter, as to reduce the air drag at highway speed, the lower and upper fascias openings close automatically. The front LED headlights are restyled. It is equipped with rear LED lights and new large LED fog lights. It also has a new rear roof spoiler and roof rails. The exhaust scheme consists of two trapezoidal tailpipes.
2016 Ford Explorer Colors: – Caribou Metallic – Guard Metallic – Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat – Shadow Black – White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat – Ingot Silver Metallic – Magnetic Metallic – Oxford White – Blue Jeans Metallic – Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Ford Explorer 2016 Interior
As far as interior is concerned, the new Ford Explorer full size SUV would be typically carried over, material-wise, however some design change would just have to occur. Both cloth as well as leather-trimmed seating surface will be kept as well as one or two-tone cabin with metallic accent will look as superior as ever. Dashboard may keep its layout, and instrument panel would continue to hold a touch screen show which may be upgraded from 4.2-inches to somewhat bigger.
USB port would be available for charging the smart devices, and the Limited and Platinum levels would even have the USB ports on rear seats. Climate control spans from manual distinct zone to double zone automatic, depending upon a trim level, and so do other features. All the trims including the base will have the rear view camera with washer, whilst higher tiers obtain blind spot info system with cross-traffic attentive as a part of a possible package.
New Explorer 2016 base, XLE and Limited trims are equipped with a standard 3.5 liter V6 engine, which can produce 290 hp and 255 lb.ft. of torque. Another option is a 2.3-liter Eco Boost engine, which has replaced the 2.0-liter Eco Boost four-cylinder accessible for the current model. The 2.3-liter Eco Boost engine is featured with 4WD and Class II trailer tow and expected to convey 12.5% more horsepower and 11% additional torque above the current 2.0-liter unit.
The fuel tank capacity is 18.6 gallons with a recorded EPA of 17/24 mpg. All of them offer all wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. Whereas a 3.5 liter Eco-boost turbocharged direct injection V6 engine is a standard one for Explorer Sport and Platinum models with 6 speed select-shift transmission. The powerful engine can generate 365 hp and a torque of 350 lb.ft. The safety features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and inflatable rear seatbelts. It also equipped with active Park Assist feature, which would keep you safe from parking hassle by providing park out guidance to the driver.
The 2016 Ford Explorer release date is going to be in summer 2015 as 2016 model. Each trim level would have different price range. The price is ranging from 30,700 dollars to 52,600 dollars for base 2016 Explorer Platinum price. Ford Explorer is among-st the most popular SUV in America, and it is expected that this fifth generation 2016 Explorer will also win the hearts of the potential buyers.