It gets the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the Platinum model but here it's retuned and given more boost to produce 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. The company says it's estimating a 143-mph top speed.
The full 2020 Ford Explorer lineup is complete with the reveal of the Explorer Hybrid and Explorer ST. Official fuel economy figures haven't been announced, but last week Ford said that the all-wheel-drive police version would get at least 24 mpg combined, but the retail version will also be offered in a rear-wheel-drive model that should be more efficient.More news: Family had to sit on floor of TUI plane
"We designed it to be an ST from the beginning", said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief functional engineer.
Specially tuned dampers and springs are on hand to sharpen the handling, and, for those who require maximum performance from their three-row family hauler, an ST Street Pack and ST Track Pack are available. A blacked-out grille, lower body-side details, and roof-rack side rails send a subtle message to the neighbors that this suburbanite isn't averse to throwing down. "EXPLORER" badging stretches across the front edge of the hood. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is standard, as are a tow package with a Class III receiver and Ford's suite of active safety tech. ST-exclusive leather seating seating and interior trim team with a chunky, flat-bottom heated steering wheel bring the sporty feel inside. Suspension is stiffened up, and the brakes are slightly upgraded. Ford claims that this year it's introducing a whole slew of hybrid vehicles that combine performance and extended range via their efficiency, and this one is just the first.More news: Dillian Whyte fancies his chances of knocking out Tyson Fury
Ford claims the Explorer Sport has a top speed of 143 miles per hour, is faster than the Range Rover Sport with its supercharged V-6 engine, and is the fastest three-row SUV under $60,000. Both the Explorer ST and hybrid will come with the same 10-speed automatic as in the standard members of the Explorer lineup. In today's announcement, Ford added that the Explorer Hybrid's lithium-ion battery pack will be liquid-cooled and fitted below the second-row seats in a way that preserves passenger and cargo space.
That's right, there's now a Ford Explorer with the word Track in its name. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.More news: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook breaks Marco Belinelli’s ankle with vicious crossover