Named the date of the premiere of the new Ford Explorer

Named the date of the premiere of the new Ford Explorer

December 22, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The basis of the sixth generation Ford Explorer SUV will be a new modular rear-wheel drive architecture CD6

Ford will introduce the sixth generation Explorer SUV on January 9 at a special event in Detroit, Motor1 reports. The basis of the sixth generation SUV will fall into the new modular rear-wheel drive architecture CD6. Most body panels will be made of steel. It is assumed that on the same base will build a new model of the company Lincoln, which will differ from the Explorer more luxurious performance.

The engine range will include the same 2.3-liter turbo four EcoBoost, which on the current model develops 284 power. The current 3.5-liter aspirated V6, issuing 294 power, will replace the new, more powerful unit with a working volume of 3.3 liters.

Finally, the three-liter bi-turbo V6 will replace the top 3.5-liter engine with two turbines, the return will exceed 400 horsepower. This unit will complete sports modification ST. All engines will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The SUV is also expected to receive a hybrid powerplant, which will include a 3.3-liter V6 engine, an electric motor and a ten-speed automatic transmission. Such a power plant will use the police modification of an SUV.