2019 Ford Explorer Caught Camouflaged


The fifth generation Explorer debuted six years ago, and that is why the 2019 model will be significantly upgraded, and it is already in advanced stage of testing. If you look at the test vehicle, it appears that it is an ongoing model, but that is not the case.

The vehicle was caught in Dearborn, Michigan and it will feature an evolutionary design – different front fascia, completely new hood and bumper, while the headlights will be modified. Speaking of the rear end, we can see a different connection between the taillights, but that red bar that is located on the trunk lid may just be here to deceive us.

Ford Explorer design changes


So the design of the 2019 Ford Explorer will go through some minor changes, but every other aspect of this vehicle will see some significant enhancement. First of all, the new Explorer will be based on the new D6 platform that will come instead of the already old D4. Secondly, the aluminum will be used a lot, which means that this vehicle will see a solid weight reduction, thus improving handling, performance and fuel economy.


We still don’t have any concrete details about the engine, but the latest EcoBoost units will probably replace not so economical naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 that is available under the hood of the ongoing model. Also, it is expected that Blue Oval will offer new 10-speed automatic gearbox taken from the 2018 Ford Mustang, but this has yet to be confirmed.

The Explorer will come with FWD layout as standard, but this is reserved for lower trims, while the upper trims will be offered as AWD vehicles. The RWD setup is also an option because of the new platform, but we are not so sure that Ford will go that way.


2019 Ford Explorer Release date

The 2019 Ford Explorer will be introduced sometime in 2018, but it is too soon to tell the exact date. The 2018 Detroit Show is one of the possible options.