2012 Ford Explorer
Just a very small teaser so far.
We’ve actually already seen much more from recent spy pictures.
The good news is that the Explorer will be based on the Flex/Taurus platform.
So basically a 5 seater Flex, with better off rad capabilities.
Which means much better mileage than the current prehistorical model.
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The article from Freep claims that the Range Rover is also car-based when it was redesigned in 2002. I didn't know that.
If it was… the Explorer should be just fine, and won't be any worse in it's off-roading capabilities then what its competitors currently have out on the market.
this is actually teaser #2 – there was a photo of the roof a week & a half ago
afaik the new Explorer will have a 3rd row – tho not as roomy as the Flex's
I hope its grille will be like the upcoming Focus rather than the dorky Fusion,
that hood looks like a toilet seat lid. Guess you can only design a box on wheels so many ways.
Ford is definitely on a role, this won't hurt or help them. Does anyone buy explorers anymore?
They sould have put more effort into a class leading minivan.
Anonymous May 15,2010 11:21AM said…
Ford is definitely on a role, this won't hurt or help them. Does anyone buy explorers anymore?…
I've heard the idea is that a good number of all those people who bought previous Explorers will at least give it a testdrive.
The new Explorer is going to be awesome, going on the current wave that Ford is surfing now.
They are on a roll and I can't wait to see how they do with this one.
i hope that they dont make the explorer look like the Flex. My god the flex is Effing UGLY!! If they dont want to sell any Explorers then making it look like the Flex is a great idea!