It’s huge as of European standards, but at least it will fit strict emission requirements
The Ford Explorer, after 29 years of availability in the U.S. (since 1991), in its sixth generation and all-new plug-in hybrid version, is coming to Europe. There is although no confirmation whether the Ford Explorer PHEV will be offered in North America.
The full-size, 7-seat SUV is expected to get up to 40 km (25 miles) of range, using 13.1 kWh battery and offer 450 PS and 840 Nm of torque in all-wheel-drive configuration.
According to Ford, the Explorer PHEV in Europe will appear in two “distinctive, high-specification, left-hand drive variants”:
- the sporty, Ford Performance-inspired Explorer ST-Line
- the luxurious Explorer Platinum
Both to be exceptionally spacious, luxurious, comfort-focussed and well equipped, including 10.1-inch central portrait-mounted touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display.
Ford envisioned four driving modes – Normal, Sport, Towing, Snow, and four strategies of using battery power – EV Auto, EV Now, EV Later and EV Charge.
Below you can find specs, images and videos of the Ford Explorer PHEV.
Ford Explorer PHEV specs:
- up to 40 km (25 miles) of all-electric range
- 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery
- all-wheel drive
- system output of 450 PS and 840 Nm of torque (3.0‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine, 10-speed automatic transmission and 100 PS/ 75 kW electric motor)
- 2,500 kg (5,511 lbs) of towing capacity
- 7-seats (2+3+2)
- more than 5 metres long, 2 metres wide and almost 2 metres high
- anticipated 78 g/km CO2 emissions and 3.4 l/100 km fuel efficiency