Monday, November 24, 2014

2016 Ford Explorer L.A. Auto Show reveal

Here it is, I teased it a few weeks ago after the Edge Reveal at the Ford Los Angeles HQ.  This vehicle is going to be even more amazing than the outgoing.  Best part of the news today with this reveal is that all the added tech will become standard and the Explorer will have the same base price as today.

Joining the mix for this generation Explorer is the new "Platinum Edition"that will be a blend of the current Sport and Limited editions.  For all the details on the new Explorer.  Watch the video.

The most amazing thing to come out of the reveal is that the next generation Explorer completely does away with naturally aspirated engines.  Good move:?  Who knows.  Standard motor is the 2.3L ecoboost making 270 bhp and optional in the top of the range models is a 3.5L ecoboost making 350bhp.  This latter is the standard and only engine available on the new Platinum Edition.

More details to follow once I get to drive the car and get into the inside for interior detail pics.

Hundreds more pics from the L.A. Auto Show, some of this Explorer too in high res in a flickr album.