Having been discovered many times in nature, 2020 Ford Explorer has a date with fate. Ford will unveil the new SUV on January 9 at the Ford Field in Detroit.
Automotive News (subscription required) reported on plans for offsite revealing for 2020 Explorer on Thursday. The debut is about a week before the 2019 North American International Auto Show takes place in Detroit.
Spy images have shown a rather evolutionary appearance for the SUV, although the vehicle rides on a new rear-wheel drive platform called CD6 architecture. Explorer will share the platform with the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which bent over last month at the 2019 LA Auto Show.
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Although not confirmed, a leak from August appeared to show the SUV ordering guide and wasted details on Explorer's power train. If the information is correct, the engine options will include a 2.3-liter turbo-4, a 3.3-liter V-6 and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. 3.3-liter V-6 will be available with or without a hybrid system. Each engine will probably pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive will be available.
3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 will not be slash. Michigan State Police Testing showed that the drive made the explorer the fastest police force in America. Ford will also offer police departments the hybrid version for more frugal patrol duty.
Ford Explorer ST teaser
After standard Explorer has debuted, the tag also has an Explorer ST in the pipeline. The performance-oriented SUV will follow Edge ST, which was launched this year. Explorer ST will probably replace the Explorer Sport model, as Ford renews its lineup to include more sporty crossovers.
Stay up-to-date as we approach the explorer's revealing.