The Ford Explorer 2020 SUV Has Been Made Public on Wednesday. Executives held a press conference at Ford Field in Detroit where they shared with the public. The company is planning to use a rear-wheel-drive architecture for multiple cars, and this is the first one in the line.
According to the head of Ford’s product development and purchasing, Hau Thai-Tang, customers want “more technology, not just for the driver, but for the whole family. And they want all of it with a beautifully sporty exterior.”
The new SUV packs more power than the previous models. It comes with a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 which generates 365 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft of torque. It also comes with all the standard functions such as a 2.3 liter turbocharged engine which generates 300 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft of torque with 10-speed transmission. It also has a power liftgate, WiFi service for up to ten devices and an 8-inch digital touch screen.
The new Ford SUV also comes with some engineering updates. For example, there are multiple new driver-assist features and drivers can also choose to include Active Park Assist 2.0, which helps them parallel park by simply pushing a button. This also works for parking in a perpendicular space. The vehicle also comes with reverse brake assist which makes sure that the car won’t hit by accident something when it backs up at low speed.
“It’s not about filling the vehicle with technology for technology’s sake. It’s about improving the experience, making driving less stressful, and helping the driver to feel more confident behind the wheel,” declared Chris Billman, Ford Co-Pilot360 engineering manager.
We shouldn’t forget to mention the Ford’s Co-pilot 360 suite that comes with plenty of functions such as cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, pre-collision assist, blind-spot information.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.