2015 Ford Explorer

At this year’s Auto Show in Los Angeles presented the refreshed 2015 Ford Explorer. The first model Ford Explorer was introduced in 1990 and started the whole SUV revolution in North America, but when started big crisis sales began to fall. Just four years sell was down to 50,000 vehicles. It was a sign for Ford to make dramatic changes to the model. Gone is difficult and inefficient SUV platform and interchangeable with the more modern crossover, which is selling off and it is expected that this year more than 200,000 vehicles find buyers. This is a huge success since the competition in this class is very large and includes the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

2015 ford explorer front view

2015 Ford Explorer redesign

From the design changes are quite large. The new 2015 Explorer has only a roof, doors and windows to its predecessor while LED headlights now standard and the first such headlights in the history of the Explorer. The rear of the vehicle, as well as the profile, they keep the lines of the model that replaced, but at first glance it may recognize the vehicle on which it comes. One of the main goals of the Ford Explorer is that it becomes more luxurious, so the 2015 model has a lot more equipment than its predecessor.

2015 ford explorer interior

This refers to the quality of the interior, which is among the best ever offered in a Ford vehicle and many parts are taken directly from Ford’s premium division Lincoln. What is new is offered Platinum model, which makes the top of the Explorer offers, and should compete with vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit GMC Acadia Denali and the easiest way for his recognition of the special grille, 20-inch wheels and slightly altered bumpers.

2015 Ford Explorer engine

Big changes are followed and under the hood. The standard engine is a 3.5L V6 remains, which develops 290 hp and 359 Nm of torque, but the biggest news was followed in the form of a new 2.3L EcoBoost I4 engine. This engine is already built into the Mustang and should replace the current 2.0L EcoBoost engine and its power is 270 hp and 407 Nm of torque. As in the past, top of the range makes the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine with 365 hp and 475 Nm of torque, which is standard on Sport and Platinum models. The only transmission available as an option is a six-speed automatic transmission, which transmits power to the front or all four wheels.

2015 ford explorer rear view

2015 Ford Explorer price

The starting price of $ 31.500 should not be significantly changed even though the new 2015 Ford Explorer has a significantly richer equipment than its predecessor. This model has the ambition to be the best in the class and the competition is rightly concerned.

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