2016 Ford Explorer will mark another stage of the American auto industry. This SUV first appeared back in 1990. Influenced the popularization of this class.
2016 Ford Explorer exterior features and changes
The new model 2016 Ford Explorer with its modern conception will win fans of off-road vehicles. It is certainly one of the most important models in the class of SUV vehicles. Over 10 years, American company Ford has sold as many as 6 milion copies of Explorer. Belongs to group of comfortable crossovers because it shares a platform with the passenger car. This time it will be a global D4 platform. The line is mostly similar with some vehicles from the Ford family. The new model is restyled and modernized. It is made of high quality and lighter materials. The changes can be seen primarily at the front, because they are the largest, but the rear part is not spared.
Prepared are the new external paint covering the door handles. Side poles will still get black color, but the contrast is very well integrated. Attractive appearance and contribute redesigned headlights that are equipped with LED technology. It has a very dynamic grille and glossy finish. It is mostly made of chrome materials. Explorer will be produced in several versions but all will be the five-door and three rows of windows. If desired, can be tinted. SUV is 78.9 inches wide, 198.3 inches long and is 70 inches tall. On the roof are installed roof rack and on the rear is the functional spoiler in the upper part. The company has designed and unique alloy wheels in size from 20 inches.
2016 Ford Explorer interior changes
The interior of the 2016 Ford Explorer model was made with a lot of style and attention. It is equipped with leather seats, high comfort. They can be adjusted in many ways and is electronically controlled. Additional pleasure provide dual-zone air conditioning, multimedia player and audio system. Explorer offers quality materials, which are quite essential for a comfortable journey even in rougher terrain. Part of the equipment will include satellite audio system connected to SYNC 2 option for electronic control equipment. Everything is connected to a touch screen, which is located in the central part of the cockpit. It has a size of about 4.5 inches and is a very important part of the entertainment system. Soundproofing cabin has been improved as well as the coefficient of drag. Audio device is connected with six speakers and audio experience is excellent. Many options are available such as a USB port to connect external devices, voice commands, Internet radio, Bluetooth and so on. Regarding to safety features, the manufacturer put quite an effort. Therefore, the 2016 Ford Explorer test provided the highest ratings. To this part was inserted detection blind spots, front camera, stability control, adaptive cruise control, improved driveability, immobilizer, airbags, etc.
2016 Ford Explorer engine options
For now were announced three engines that will drive Ford Explorer. One of these is the 3.5-liter V6 engine with 24 valves. It is rich with the power of 290 HP and torque of 255 lb / ft. With this engine drive will be transmitted over a 6 speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. Will exceed 17 miles in city driving conditions and 24 miles on the highway with a single gallon of fuel. It contains a reservoir capacity of 18.6 gallons. Then it is represented 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that will have a greater power than the previous model. It will be 280 HP and torque of 310 lb / ft.
Release date and pricefor the 2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer could be processed drivers this year, but it has not yet been confirmed by the people from the company. Prices should also be reduced, so the basic model probably cost about $ 31.500. As competitors are considered Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder.