The new 2016 Ford Explorer goes on sale this summer with more smart technology, an available EcoBoost engine and a new high-end Platinum series.
Originally introduced in 1990 as a 1991 model, Explorer featured the generous interior space customers were looking for, and was engineered specifically for people seeking adventure for their families and a way to express their individuality.
"Rugged" is the word that inspired the designers creating the look of the new Ford Explorer. Exterior styling updates – such as positioning the grille and LED headlamps even higher, adding a new closed-off lower roof rack with channels that cascade rainwater off the vehicle and a new rear spoiler – also improve aerodynamics. The 2016 Explorer features more robust headlamps, with available LED signature lighting, standard LED low-beams and available LED fog lamps. Visible heat-sink structures for cooling the LED headlamps are a meaningful detail. These radiator-like grilles are typically hidden behind the light cluster, but on Explorer they are part of a complex headlamp design that puts innovation on display.
The new Explorer will be available in Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and a newly available Platinum trim level. The new top-of-the-line Platinum further elevates the full-size SUV in look and feel, with changes to both the Explorer exterior and interior. From new multi-contour front seats wrapped in Nirvana leather with micro-perforation, to special quilted stitching used throughout, advanced standard technologies, Platinum elevates Explorer in ways customers can see and feel.