This is the all-new Ford Explorer. Designed in America and built in Germany, the all-electric SUV acts as Ford‘s next step in European expansion, while harnessing new technology to help the marque futureproof itself as it continues to develop EVs.
The Explorer is Ford’s answer to the electric SUV market, tackling competition like the Volkswagen ID. 5, Nissan ARIYA, and the just-revealed KIA EV5. With this in mind, it puts the Ford Mustang Mach-E closer in line with the likes of the Tesla Model Y and Audi e-Tron.
Speaking on the new model, Martin Sander, General Manager, Ford Model e, Europe, said: “Explorer is a trailblazer for a new breed of exciting Ford electric vehicles. Steeped in our American roots but built in Cologne for our customers in Europe, it is road trip-ready for the big adventures and fully loaded with everything our customers will need for their daily drives.”
As a result, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to creating a car fit for daily use. Range anxiety is no more, as Ford provides access to 21,000 charge points in the UK courtesy of Ford’s Blue Oval Charging Network, which will make charging the EV from 10% to 80% more convenient, achieving this in just 25 minutes. By 2024, Explorer owners will have access to more than 500,000 charging points in 25 countries across Europe.
Inside, you have 450 liters of storage, including a center console that can hold necessities like a laptop with plenty of ease. Truly designed with families in mind, the car comes with five seats and an enhanced digital experience centering around the 14.6” touchscreen infotainment system, coming equipped with wireless app integration.
Up front, massage seats come as standard for the driver, as do a host of driving aids like lane assist and cruise control, making long journeys that bit easier. And as for design, Ford opts for clean and modern styling inside and out, with the exterior looking more like a contemporary cross-over rather than your average SUV. It achieves this by adding a small spoiler at the rear and vertical slats on the 3/4 pillar, giving the Explorer a sporty edge.
Available in either “Select” or “Premium” versions, the new Ford Explorer will be available to order later this year. Take a closer look at the EV above.
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