Ford has updated the Explorer SUV for the Chinese market with styling revisions and upgraded onboard technology. It’s not a new generation model but the current 6th gen model with extensive updates.
The styling revisions appear to be mainly on the front and rear fascias, with the former featuring a wider grille and slimmer headlights—making the vehicle appear larger than it actually is. The rear end features a new taillight design with a continuous chrome bar that also makes the rear fascia appear wider than it actually is. The side profile remains mostly unchanged except for a new set of 21-inch turbine-style wheels.
Inside, Ford decided to throw in a rather wide 27-inch 4K touchscreen, the same one you’ll find in the EVOS. There’ll also be wider seats with fuller side bolsters that are claimed to offer a comfy seating posture. Also, the seats are claimed to feature a unique upholstery with patterns designed in collaboration with Michigan-based Eagle Ottawa. You can expect upgraded safety tech as well. The rest of the features are most likely gonna be carried over from the outgoing model.
The current Explorer in China is powered by a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder EcoBoost (turbo petrol) engine with 203 kW (276 metric hp) and 425 Nm (313.5 lb-ft) of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. You get rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drive options as well.