The Blue Oval has finally unveiled the new generation 2011 Ford Explorer, after a long line of more or less teaser images. The 2011 Ford Explorer will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 290 hp and 255 lb.-ft. of torque that promises to offer the best in class fuel economy with a 5,000 pounds towing capability.
The 2011 Ford Explorer will also be made available with an EcoBoost 2.0-liter I-4 engine developing 237 hp at 5,000 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,700 and 4,000 rpm. The 2011 Ford Explorer will be offered with a unique six-speed transmission and a SelectShift Automatic transmission on the XLT and Limited trim levels.
The 2011 Ford Explorer challenges the SUV status quo by offering luxury levels of convenience, connectivity and technology. From the highly equipped base model that includes MyFord driver connect technology through the volume-series XLT to the luxurious Limited series, Explorer provides SUV buyers unexpected technologies and conveniences normally found in premium SUVs.
During the designing of the new 2011 Explorer, the designers at Ford’s product development center had a clear objective: Deliver a sleek, modern package, while maintaining the rugged looks of an SUV. Ford unveiled the Explorer at a number of media events around the United States and Canada in major markets.
Peter Bejin, Ford craftsmanship supervisor said, “Every detail of the new Explorer was scrutinized. Craftsmanship – the look, the style, the feel of a well-built vehicle is a critical step in the design process. It is the key differentiator in a competitive and crowded marketplace.”
The new 2011 Ford Explorer starts with the structure, the strongest, lightest one yet, thanks to high tech materials and advanced forming technology. There is the available Intelligent 4WD System and class-exclusive Terrain Management System, first seen on Land Rover models to help you handle everything from rugged off-roading to snow-covered roadways.
Curve control, an enhancement to AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, delivers improved control in turns for your peace of mind. It offers up to seven-passenger seating capacity and seats that fold down for cargo space on demand, up to 80.7 cubic feet of space.