In late July 2010, Ford officially unveiled the new Ford Explorer 5 generations, the production of which was soon settled on the plant in Chicago. Externally, the new stands a massive chrome grille, black A-pillars, protective bodywork of unpainted plastic and a raised hood. Ford Explorer 5 is built on the platform of D4, used as models Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT, and has a bearing body. The company says that the new SUV boasts the lowest drag coefficient sport in the class, which favorably affected not only the reduction of fuel consumption, but also on the acoustic comfort seven-seater cars.
Configuration and price 2013 Ford Explorer.
|3.5 XLT AT||$32,700||3.5 petrol (249 hp)||Automatic (6)||full|
|3.5 Limited AT||$34,400||3.5 petrol (249 hp)||Automatic (6)||full|
|3.5 Sport AT||$54,400||3.5 petrol (345 hp)||Automatic (6)||full|
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Although used in the construction of a new Explorer (U502) of lightweight materials such as aluminum hood, the car’s weight, compared to its predecessor, it declined slightly – to just 45 kg (up to 2219 kg). As for powertrains Ford Explorer V offers two petrol engines. The base is a 3.5-liter V6 Ti-VCT 294 hp power and develops a maximum torque of 345 Nm. According to the manufacturer, this power unit consumes 20 percent less fuel than the previous “six”.
The second engine – a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 240 hp with a maximum torque of 339 Nm. Both power units work exclusively mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the transmission time of the front wheels. Cars equipped with the optional V6 engine can have four-wheel drive. New Ford Explorer V is equipped with a variety of electronic assistants, including innovative inflatable safety belts and system Curve Control, keep the car within the trajectory.
Also, the vehicle can be ordered adaptive cruise control, monitoring tire pressure monitoring system dead zones, the help function in the downhill and complex terrain Terrain Management, having four driving modes: normal, mud, sand and snow. For customers in the United States the new Ford Explorer 5 is available in three trim levels: base, XLT and Limited. Standard equipment includes a 4.2-inch LCD display, cruise control, power windows and adjustable in several directions steering.
Richer XLT version further includes a light sensor, heated outside mirrors with LED indicators, the built-in alarm system and contactless access to facilities. Finally, Ford Explorer Limited 5 configuration will please owners adjustable pedal assembly, dual-zone climate control, rear view camera, as well as remote start engine.
Price SUV in the initial version of the XLT is $32,700, and in the top of the car dealers ask Limited $34,400. In January 2013th dealers began taking orders for the 360-strong modification of the Explorer Sport , which was estimated at $54,400. In April 2013, SUV production began at the plant Sollers in Yelabuga. At the cost of cars is not affected.