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2016 Ford Explorer Refreshed

Ford has announced that a refreshed version of the Ford Explorer utility vehicle, a 2016 model, will make it's global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, with a new look, and a peek at Ford's newest technology.

Celebrating the Explorer's 25th anniversary next year, this mid-cycle freshening of the long-running SUV nameplate, comes in the middle of it's fifth generation, which was introduced in 2010 as a 2011 model. That year, the Explorer changed from a body-on-frame truck to a car-based crossover. Since debuting in 1990 as the successor to the Ford Bronco, and as a derivative of the Ranger, nearly 7 million Ford Explorers have been sold.

Ford is saving the surprises for the show, but recent spy shots have revealed that the Explorer will receive revised styling, including new fascia, headlights and grille in the front, and new fascia and taillights in the rear. It's rumoured that the refreshed Explorer will be styled similarly to the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge crossover. It will probably receive a new infotainment system with tactile interface and under the hood, it may receive the 2.3-litre EcoBoost I-4 engine found in the Lincoln MKC crossover, at least as an option.

"The innovative 2016 Ford Explorer will reach showrooms with a new look, added capability and additional driver-assist technology," the automaker said in a statement. "It will continue to underpin the company's utility vehicle line-up — from the hot-selling Ford Escape to the newly updated, full-size Ford Expedition."

The Explorer faces rivals Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and the Chevy Traverse in this very competitive segment. Crossovers are exceptionally popular, offering the convenience of a SUV with the fuel economy and nimbleness of a car. Utility vehicles are the fastest-growing segment around the world, comprising 19 percent of the global vehicle market and crossovers are the largest segment in the United States.

Ford has not yet disclosed any technical specs or pricing, but we can expect it to arrive at North American dealerships next year.

By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca

 

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