The American Multinational corporation Ford digs into selling automobiles and commercial vehicles under the grandeur of Ford while Luxury cars are crowned with Lincoln Brand name. Ford draws in through its Sports Utility Vehicle ever since 1990. Also becoming one of the most drooled for in the SUV extravaganza, Ford came up with its yet another sensational SUV christened as Explorer. Welcomed in its three trims with 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that churns out a power output of 294 PS at 6500 rpm along with a high torque value noted as 346 Nm at 4000 rpm, the sporty trim bubbles in 3.5-litre Eco-boost V6 engine giving maximum power resulting into a power and peak torque of 365 PS at 5500 rpm and 475 Nm at 3000 rpm respectively, and a 2.0L Eco-boost engine variant to yield an efficiency through deliverance of 240 PS at 1750-5500 rpm power, while a torque of 366 Nm at 3000 pm all acquainted with the 6-speed Select Shift Automatic transmission engine capability offering precise control. Offering plentiful of space, the interiors are decorated with configurable capacity and seating arrangement. Explorer has been engineered Paying full heed to the needs of tech-geeks as well as music voracious beings brought about by Premium SONY single in dash, AM/FM radio, MP3 with 12 speakers with an 8” LCD colour touchscreen in the center. From exterior, this drive has a rusty robust look which suits its very well. The bold front with sporty sides makes this drive look nothing less than perfect. Its overall dimensions prove to its biggest asset providing a comfortable space at the interior. The interior also possess several features including comfortable seats and automatic climate control. There is a decent entertainment system plotted inside this drive to kill the boredom while your are travelling in Ford Explorer. Some of the applauding features are counted with Ford SYNC with voice control, smart key-less entry, hill launch assist, rear parking sensors, etc. The safety aspects provided in SUV of this size are laudable with some of the commendable high-end features enlisted as adaptive cruise control and collision warning, advance traction with RSC, safety canopy system, trailer sway control etc. The whole experience has been triumphed with its excellent quality built and any-road adaptability.
The energy knocks through the front door into three variants to display fuel consumption of 7.23 kmpl over city driving, 9.78 kmpl on highway stretches with a 3.5L TiVCT V6 engine. On the other hand the 3.5L Sport V6 Ecoboost engine offers 6.8 kmpl for city strands and 9.35 kmpl over the highway runs up with 4-wheel drive system and AWD respectively.
Ford Explorer comes packed with a 3.5-litre Ti-VCT V6 engine which delivers a peak power measuring 294 PS at 6500 rpm and a peak torque clocking 345 Nm at 4000 rpm. The Sport trim of this SUV comes with a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 powerhouse which is capable of knocking out a maximum power counting to 365 PS at 5500 rpm along with a maximum torque clocking 475 Nm at 3500 rpm.
This powerpack has been equipped with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters for its sporty trim, dispatching 0-100 km/hr in 8.1 seconds while clocking a top speed of 197 kmph.
The chief heartthrob in the market of Ford Motors, is the rugged terrain driver Explorer. With a sturdy image to be defined through the language of exterior styling brought out by large body coloured gray painted grille, with the bi-functional projector beam halogen headlights in the flow. The true spirit of driving is featured by the strong 2WD/4WD drive in the backdrop for both on road as well as off roads. While not forgetting the side profile blackened B-pillars and roof bars that add twist to the taste of the driving experience. The prowess is clubbed with five-spoked wheels letting it familiarize with the turns and ways. Also a feel of out-of-the-blue comes wrapped in over the headlamps and tail-lamps with blackout treatment boosting your confidence straight edge.
The full sized SUV façade is brought about by the big vehicle portions measured as 5006 mm x 2005 mm x 1765 mm (L X W X H) along with the wheelbase of 1765 mm.
It justifies its very existence through the rubbles of its name, letting you explore the ride in comfort dips and convenience to accommodate 7 passengers in the perforated Leather trimmed 10 way power cooled seats dawned upon with ambient lighting expressing its out-stands of quality. Also the soft touch plastic that moulds the dash set with controls placates you with the finesse of adorable sound classics. Also it makes a big difference to count with the steering wheel gripped in cruise, audio and 5-way MyFord controls leading you towards its easy-to-handle stereo and driving aroma. Distinguishing itself, the true off-roader strikes when the sport trim is featured with paddle shifters and 6 SelectShift transmission for easy manoeuvrability making you pick on the road. The dual panel moon-roof lets the surrounds peep inside swiftly and with all the lovestruck ambience created thereafter.
The leather trimmed seats are all cozy to relieve you of the stress that builds up over the travel calming your senses with the effective and cooling sensations produced by the powerful air conditioner with large air vents. There is ample headroom, legroom for all passengers and a great range of practical spaces rolling across large glove box, seat back pockets, cup holders and sun visors. Intelligent access with push-start button minimizes the wastage of time not letting you succumb to key control. This system senses the presence of keys in a nearby area and opens the driver's door in just the needed touch-work. The rear seats can be split fold/flat in 50/50 configuration to the surface making notable luggage cover-up. Also a 12V power socket is installed letting you charge your phones and laptops with disconnect word of the travel dictionary.
The configurable cargo space delivers big time with laden cargo upto 594-litres having all the seats in upright position. However,with 3rd row seats folding flat to the surface this volume expands to 1239-litres and with 2nd & 3rd both the seats folded in 50/50 feature to boast the boot space valued upto 2285-litres.
With the power-train segment to occupy the talks, Ford Explorer comes in four variants varying across 3.5-litre TiVCT V6 engine throttling with a power output of 294 PS at 6500 rpm and a high torque of 346 Nm at 4000 rpm. The 3.5L Sport V6 Ecoboost one for the sport version of it draws in with a power and torque of 365 PS at 5000 rpm and 475 Nm at 3000 rpm respectively and the 2.0L Ecoboost engine churns out a maximum power of 240 PS at 6500 rpm and 366 Nm of peak torque at 3000 rpm in companionship with 6 speed select shift automatic transmission. The paddle shifters for sport trim let you change gears in and out easily without letting you pull your hands off the steering drive.
The Music system elevates in full accord to keep the music aficionados in affection with the journey through the advanced audio system, AM/FM, MP3 , AUX-in interface displayed with USB and iPOD connectivity support. Leading you to fall for it, there comes the Ford’s most acclaimed SYNC feature provided by the 8-inch color LCD screen display in the center stack bezel with a 2 Driver Configurable 4.2” color LCD in the instrument panel. There are also DVD Headrests behind the front seats to let you pull back seat and drip in the video, audio acoustics. Not only this, its exuberance dances through the Bluetooth and Voice Control assistance letting you make voice calls and drop ears to your incoming texts. There are in all 12-speakers to stream the sound. The steering wheel is mounted with audio functions for direct control over the segment.
To gather a sturdy talk with the road beneath it, this SUV is hummed with wheels never letting you go out of style even with wheels in the range of 18-20 inch of which 20-inch wheels are of tyre size 255/50 R20.
The braking and handling uproars with four wheel disc supported by Anti-Lock Brake system, Panic Brake assist as well as Electronic Brake Force Distribution. The brakes are showcased with firm driving for the front suspension that comes with MacPherson strut and rear suspension outfitted with multi-link independent with stabilizer bar. The maturity is exaggerated by the Hill Launch Assistance to offer honoured driving betraying ruggedness and maintaining stability over high speeds and longer routes. The EPAS enabled with Drift control steering keeps strict adherence to unravel the road enigma in proper layers.
Packed with advanced technologies it assures your safety through the Blind Spot Information system with Cross traffic Alert to keep you well informed about the traffic that runs in parallel with you. Advance traction control system with RSC(Roll Stability Control) prevents fatal effects from leaving a mark through proper monitoring of the vehicle and individual stance of driving pattern. The Park Assist Technology with the touch-screen image viewer lets you steer through the tumults of all weather and untravelled roads. Loaded with numerous pangs of safety features this car displays adaptive cruise control, hill-descent control, collision warning with brake support and many more features which ensure your safety.
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