The upcoming 2020 Ford Explorer was spotted under the heavy camouflage as the police interceptor. According to spy shots, Explorer will suffer significant exterior changes or probably a total redesign. Furthermore, the new 2020 Ford Explorer will be used as a police interceptor in the United States. We must say, this is the best-looking Ford Explorer so far.
Besides the stylish exterior, the upcoming model will see numerous interior improvements, from the infotainment system to the use of much more upscale materials. Under the hood, Blue Oval carmaker will offer the same 2.3-liter engine and a hybrid option is available. Numerous trim levels are in the offer, along with the Explorer ST variant.
2020 Ford Explorer exterior changes
The 2020 Ford Explorer will suffer a significant design. However, we can’t say much about it as the camouflage hides most of the features and styling cues. According to the latest reports, Explorer will get a new platform, the same platform that underpins Lincoln Aviator. That means Explorer will become a rear-wheel-drive model.
Additionally, a well-known thing is that the police interceptors are using a rear-wheel-drive configuration. Next, to that, the longer hood is clearly visible and we will see slight dimensional change. The sloping roof and new front fascia will complete the package.
2020 Ford Explorer interior look
For the start, we don’t know if the new platform will improve the room inside the cabin. The 2020 Ford Explorer will offer ample legroom for sure, as always. This mid-size crossover can accommodate seven persons across the three rows. The layout is superb and the cabin will gain more upscale materials.
Furthermore, Explorer will see a significant boost in the technology department and Co-Pilot360 safety suite is available once again. That includes the latest safety aids and backup cameras. Also, from some speculations, the newest model will come with the better infotainment system and some new tech will be installed.
From same sources, the newest model 2020 Ford Explorer will be available with the same trim configuration as the last year model. The trims include XLT, Limited, ST and the top of the offer the Platinum. The standard one or the base will get a 4dr front-wheel drive system with the optional 4dr 4×4.
However, in this year model, we will get a ten exterior colors options and that includes Shadow Black, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Blue Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Cinnamon Glaze Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat. For the interior, there will be four colors available Ebony Black, Medium Soft Ceramic, Medium Stone and Medium Light Stone.
With the standard model also comes many safety features like adjustable front head restraints with tilt, terrain management system ABS and driveline traction control, knee airbag and many more. As for the interior tech, the buyers will get an AM/FM radio with 6 speakers, steering wheel mounted audio controls and voice control. The XLT trim will add more safety and tech inside this SUV. There are four packages cold weather, XLT technology, Ford safe & smart package and appearance. The cold weather package will cost $650 more in the XLT trim and it will add heated front seats and steering wheel with forwarding sensing system.
The technology features that cost around $950 comes with a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system. Furthermore, the safe and smart package adds adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning, blind spot Information and lane assist system. The last one appearance package will make this SUV better looking. It comes with a 20″ x 8.5″ magnetic met painted 10-spoke, magnetic met-painted grille bars, leather-trimmed bucket seats and unique branded front floor mats. The Limited trim as the ST will be also available with the Ford safe and smart package. The last one Platinum will be offered with all packages and techs above.
2020 Ford Explorer powertrain
The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer will still use a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine. This four-cylinder unit delivers up to 290 horses and 255 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Explorer could get an optional 10-speed automatic gearbox. The latest innovation is a hybrid drivetrain that will mix an electric motor with the V6 engine.
This crossover will see a significant boost and the hybrid combination will produce around 340 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid variant will be under the hood of the police interceptor in the United States. There is still a possibility that the Ford will introduce another engine that will be optional.
2020 Ford Explorer ST model
The famous Explorer ST model will use a 3.5-liter V6 that returns over 400 horsepower. Unlike the base model, the 2020 Ford Explorer ST be available with the all-wheel-drive setup.
2020 Ford Explorer price and release date
The forthcoming 2020 Ford Explorer will suffer a significant redesign and will see a slight price increase. The base model starts at $32,500 while the range-topping Platinum models will cost around $55,000.
The Ford Explorer Hybrid starts at $42,000 and the Explorer ST at the 50,000. This mid-size crossover SUV will hit the markets at the very beginning of 2020. This SUV will compete with models Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Hyundai Santa Fe.