By skipping the chance to show its redesigned mid-size SUV at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford decided to save the new-generation Explorer for some other occasion. Now, Blue Oval hasn’t said when and where the model will be introduced, but we can bet that it’s going to make its official debut early next year at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
How come? Well, last prototypes have been spied almost uncovered, which means that the job is done. This one, for an example, is the all-new and range-topping 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum. The vanilla model gets its own appearance that’s largely different from every other trim level. Up front, the model is fitted with a totally new and unique grille that fits perfectly to the pair of aggressive headlights. Below, the SUV gets a hexagonally shaped front fascia that’s more aggressive from the regular one. It’s also fitted with a set of fog lamps which are going to be standard for the Platinum of course.
The rear end of the redesigned mid-size crossover SUV gets several unique elements as well. These C-shaped taillights are standard for every trim level, but the quad exhaust pipes are not. No, they are standard for the 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum only. It’s the same with the tailgated that features special decorative brush silver trim. The side of the car reveals pretty large alloy wheels that feature five-spoke design.
Under the hood, the 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum will be mated to a 2.7-liter twin-turbo engine and all-wheel-drive system. The wheels will get power via Ford’s amazing 10-speed automatic transmission. The topping version of the SUV is not going to be the most powerful model. No, because the automaker currently works on the 400-hp ST-treated Explorer.