At this stage of the end of its life cycle, the Ford Explorer style, a square look that was clearly inspired by Range Rover is not going to see great revisions. But Ford gave the SUV some visual adjustments for 2018, as well as some new technological features and a new package of options that makes active safety systems more accessible across the range.
There are some aesthetic changes in store for the 2018 Ford Explorer. You might not be able to say at first, but there are some slight adjustments to the front and back pediments. The grid is new, as is the assembly of the fog lamp. The most powerful engine also receives four exhaust channels. Five new wheel designs are also available. The Explorer 2018 will also offer four new colors of cinnamon paint (yum), a burgundy velvety tinted varnish, a Danish platinum trinoat and a metallic blue.
But the real interesting things are located. The 2018 Explorer now has an optional 4G LTE connection, with a Wi-Fi hotspot that can support up to 10 devices at 50 feet of the vehicle, which is the same system included in the new expedition. This connection will also allow owners to start, lock, unblock and locate their explorers using the FordPass application.
Security technology rides a gun on this slight refresh. There is a new smart and secure package that adds a truck of active and passive safety systems. It includes adaptive cruise control, front-end collision warning, self-contained emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, cross-border rear alarms, steering assistance, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers .
As always, buyers can opt for one of three powertrains, a 2.3-liter four-cylinder, four-cylinder, 3.5-liter V6 and a dual-turbocharged V6 all unchanged for the 2018 model year.
The 2018 Ford Explorer is on sale this fall, and prices and package details will be released closer to launch.