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New Ford Explorer: rear-wheel drive platform and vertical tablet (photos)

Ford has unveiled the Ford Explorer SUV are now the sixth generation. The model is moved to a rear drive platform, got a new design, an expanded list of electronic driver assistance systems and the selector driving modes with the settings for movement in deep snow and sand.

New Ford Explorer uses a “trolley” CD6 Lincoln Aviator second generation with a longitudinal engine layout. This same architecture should form the basis of the next Mustang. Gamma engines of the SUV consists of a turbo EcoBoost volume of 2.3 (304 power and 420 Nm) and 3.0 liter (370 forces and 515 Nm) combined with a 10-band “automatic” SelectShift. In the U.S. market Explorer will be offered with rear or all wheel drive.

To expand the capabilities of the transmission system is designed to select modes of movement, Terrain Management System with seven profiles: normal, off-road, deep snow, sand (only available for four wheel drive vehicles), slippery roads, sports, to tow a trailer and new Ecoregion. The choice of each of them is accompanied by a corresponding three-dimensional animation on a 12.3-inch virtual “clean-up”.

The equipment of the new Explorer includes reinforced brake calipers, wheels dimension from 18 to 21 inches, adaptive cruise control with recognition of speed limit signs, the system posturing braking and when reversing, the Parking assistant and the security complex Co-Pilot360.

Its extended version, Co-Pilot360 Assist+, in addition to the base systems, involves equipping the SUV cruise control with full stop, assistant Evasive Steering Assist, which helps when driving over obstacles, a hold function in the traffic lane, the navigation system with voice activation.

In addition, a list of available equipment for the new Explorer includes hotspot 4G LTE Wi-Fi simultaneously connect up to 10 devices, multimedia center with 10.1-inch vertical display, wireless charging for smartphones, four USB ports, three 12-volt power socket, audio system B&O 14 speakers and a subwoofer.

Collect Ford Explorer second generation will be at the plant in Chicago. The American dealers will be released this summer.

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