The prototype of the next Ford Explorer was recently spied as it was casually driving around. Many believed it to be the 2019 Ford Explorer. Several spy shots and videos were taken to capture Ford's upcoming SUV and it revealed some interesting details.
The 2019 Ford Explorer is expected to be on sale next year as the 2019 model. Car enthusiasts and industry experts are eager to find out if there are any considerable changes for the 2019 model since the Explorer was redesigned in 2011.
The photos taken provide some important details. First off, it still has the same characteristic big shape plus space for three rows of seats. There are also treatments for the lights and greenhouse appear similar to the current model.
The 2019 Explorer is expected to be one of the first models to ride on Ford's next-generation platform for larger models. The platform goes with the codename D6, which is basically a front-wheel drive based design. The 2019 Explorer is expected to come in predominantly aluminum body aimed to reduce total body weight.
The upcoming Ford Explorer is may lose its naturally aspirated V-6 engine. This comes as good news as it is an important update to boost its average fuel economy and emissions across the Explorer range. It may be powered by either a 2.3-liter four cylinder or a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine having slight updates for improved performance.
It is still expected to sell, no matter what. In 2016 alone, Ford sold a total of 248,507 units. This automatically makes it as the 14th overall bestseller in the US. The current Explorer's price starts at $32,605. Fortunately, there may not be a major price increase as the 2019 Ford Explorer officially goes on sale.
The 2019 Ford Explorer does come bigger. Despite the heavy camouflage, expert onlookers are able to conclude that it will come with a similar design. If it is indeed bigger, its increase in size is not only practical but may generally contribute to its overall more elegant appeal.