The Explorer is the original crossover and it was once the best selling one in the World. However, times changed and the car is no longer at the top of the charts. However, it still is one of the better offerings on the market which has a really nice blend of performance, space, and affordability. The problem here is that the current version is based on a platform which is more than a decade old. Because of that many suggested that the upcoming 2019 Ford Explorer would be an entirely new car. However, these are just rumors at this point and it remains to be seen what Ford will do.
Despite that, we would tend to agree that the 2019 model will be a new car. Why? Well, the competition is getting fierce and VW will release their first true large crossover soon. This means that Ford will have to work quite a bit in order to remain among the better selling crossovers out there. The 2019 Ford Explorer is expected to get slightly larger, more efficient and it might even be based on a new platform. The release date is, unfortunately, unknown at this point while the price is still under wraps. However, we might see the car by the end of 2017 or early 2018 which would be in time for the new VW.
The current model is based on an evolution of the front wheel drive D3 platform. The upcoming Ford Explorer 2019 has been rumored to be based on a modified CD4 platform which also underpins the Fusion. This is rather interesting as it would mean it will definitely get lighter. In order to become bigger, Ford will have to increase the wheelbase and make it wider. However, this doesn’t mean it will get much heavier. It seems that the car might lose as much as 500 pounds which would bring it much closer to 4,000 pounds, similar to the competition. Like before, the car should still be front wheel drive but with the new chassis, a better all wheel drive system will become available.
Most people buy the current Explorer for its muscular appearance and SUV-like look. Well, the new model is not expected to change all that much. In fact, it seems that the changes might be minimal in order to keep its customers happy. The extra length, width and likely the lower body will only give it a more muscular appearance than before. Inside the cabin, we should also see major improvements over what is currently available. There will be more space for all seven passengers and the technology level will be on par with the best in its class.
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