The Explorer nameplate has been a mainstay favorite of the midsize SUV segment for nearly 30 years. The Explorer has seen several generations of changes and redesigns. Now, there's yet another generation.

Ford recently showed off the redesigned 2020 Explorer in its own hometown during the Detroit Auto Show. Needless to say, the new model made a splash in the automotive world.

What's Different?

Ford has touched on nearly every aspect of the Explorer with its most recent redesign. The new model sits on an entirely new platform and chassis, ditching the previous model's front-wheel drive setup for a more traditional rear-wheel drive approach. You'll also see that Ford has reworked the exterior completely.

On the inside, you still get three rows of seats and total cargo capacity expands to 87 cubic feet. Up front, you can opt for an available 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen display and more.

A couple of particularly exciting updates come in the form of trim levels. The new Explorer ST offers a 400-horsepower EcoBoost engine and a sport-tuned suspension. The new Explorer Hybrid uses both a gasoline engine and an electric motor to boost performance and efficiency alike.

Ford just announced the new Explorer, so it won't be available at dealerships for a few months. Ford has stated that the 2020 Explorer is slated for delivery in late summer. If you want to learn more about the new Explorer, pay us a visit here at Suburban Ford of Waterford near Commerce Township.

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