Judging from the branding on the occasion invitation, which options an alpine panorama graphic, rely on Ford to play up the Explorer’s attraction to rugged, outdoorsy sorts.
“Explorer is the all-time best-selling SUV in America,” Ford mentioned in its invitation. “Virtually eight million have made their method into driveways and trails throughout the U.S. This sixth-generation of the Ford Explorer is our most superior and adventure-ready model ever.”
We acquired our newest and greatest have a look at a calmly camouflaged model a month in the past. It makes use of the identical rear-wheel-drive platform as the brand new Lincoln Aviator and tracks intently with the Police Interceptor model of the Explorer. It is anticipated to supply an array of engine choices, seemingly together with the identical turbocharged three.Zero-liter V6 that carried out so nicely within the Michigan State Police’s efficiency assessments.
The media-only unveiling comes in the midst of the week earlier than the opening of the Detroit Auto Present, and it comes as Ford plans a new-product offensive that may see it substitute 75 p.c of its U.S. lineup within the subsequent two years. Ford not too long ago confirmed lots of its upcoming automobiles, together with the Explorer and the 2020 Escape, at a supplier convention in Las Vegas, main us to wonder if they may even be planning a separate reveal on the auto present itself, the place it does have a information convention deliberate. Possibly the brand new Escape?
Subsequent month’s North American Worldwide Auto Present will mark the final time the occasion is staged in January in Detroit, because the occasion strikes to June beginning in 2020. That is largely out of a recognition that many automakers have been both skipping the present altogether or have been holding standalone product reveal occasions exterior of Cobo Heart, a la Ford.