2016 Ford Explorer SUV is Ready for Any Adventure

Ken Chester Jr.

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.

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