In 2011, Ford shocked us all by moving the Explorer from its rough-and-tumble, body-on-frame construction to a uni-body with a body that was more sexier than ever before, but we all quickly got used to this more stylish, roomier and easier-to-handle SUV. The addition of an EcoBoost V-6 in the Sport model in 2013 made the new-look Explorer even more acceptable.
Now with the Explorer coming up on its fifth model year without a major change, it is certainly due for some changes. And According to a teaser image and press release from Ford, a reworked Explorer is on its way in the 2016 model year. What’s more, we’ll get to see the new-look Explorer on November 19, 2014 at the press days for the 2014 LA Auto Show.
Ford did not dive into any details about the upcoming Explorer, except that it’ll have added capability and driver-assist technology. Chances are that we’re not going to see a massive overhaul for the new Explorer, but rather a restyling of the current model to keep it fresh as it moves into the middle of its production cycle. Releasing a completely brand-new model doesn’t make much sense given the short amount of time since the last overhaul took place and the Explorer’s consistent sales in 2014.
However, you never know what automakers are up to. Ford could decide that it needs to completely rework the Explorer for one reason or another. We’ll find out exactly what Ford has up its sleeve on November 19th, and we’ll bring all of the details to you.