Ford’s 2020 Explorer Hybrid dials up fuel efficiency
Ford has unwrapped its latest generation of its Explorer Hybrid SUV.
The new model is estimated to go upwards of 800 kilometres on a single charge. That said, that range varies significantly depending on whether you go for a rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel-drive system.
While both feature a 3.3-litre hybrid engine, those with a rear-wheel-drive (over the four-wheel-drive variant) will get additional kilometres-per-gallon. There’s also an even smaller Ecoboost version of the car, boasting even more fuel efficiency.
For longer road trips, the Explorer Hybrid is expected to deliver in spades. Even the smaller engine version can go for more than 700 kilometres, and that’s all while pulling towing weight of 2.5 tonnes.
According to Autoblog, that puts the Explorer Hybrid in the number two spot of more eco-friendly SUVs. It still can’t beat Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid for efficiency, and rumour has it that its 2020 model will be yet again more efficient.
Otherwise, the new Ford with all the regular bells and whistles inside the cabin, including driver-assist technology, entertainment, seats and more.
The Ford Explorer Hybrid is available right now, starting at around AED135,000.