2020 Ford Explorer At Beijing Motor Show Review, Specs, & Release Date Rumours – The Bronco is not the only SUV you must be enthusiastic about from the Blue Oval. Ford right now teased its forthcoming new Explorer at the Beijing Motor Show in China, camouflaging the new SUV under a large blue sheet forward of its debut next year. Although we do not find out a lot using this lone teaser appearance, there are some key design components to point out.
2020 Ford Explorer At Beijing Motor Show Review
For one, the new Explorer seems to be a bit softer than the existing model – the front fascia is significantly less tapered, and the wheel wells are larger and a lot more round. The hood is also smaller, and the roofline is much more raked to give the large SUV a sportier physical appearance. Up top, there seems to be a roof carrier, the side account previews a large beltline that sweeps upwards to the rear, and the tailgate is now far more erect.
However, for followers of the Blue Oval, you will have to delay until at minimum 2019 to see the new Explorer in the flesh. The SUV will probably be built and sold in China, with the U.S. next expected to get there next year. Gossip also point to a new rear-wheel-drive platform – a modular CD6 set-up – that can also underpin a Lincoln SUV as part of Ford’s $5 billion expense in its luxury marque.
In addition to a new platform, the 2020 Ford Explorer will likely get a performance-concentrated ST model, very similar to the Edge prior to it. That new Explorer ST could feature upwards of 400 horsepower good manners of a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 off the Continental and MKZ. It needs to be a large enhancement over the present 365 hp (272 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque available on the Sports model. A hybrid model is also rumored.
Appear for the new Explorer earlier in 2019, probably at the Detroit Auto Show. Prices for the all-new SUV must start someplace in the low $ ’30s, with the range-topping ST model emerging close up to $50,000.