New Ford Explorer  2019 Interior Exterior + Tech Details

New Ford Explorer 2019 Interior Exterior + Tech Details

you in this what you would call a home-field
advantage fantastic thanks to the Ford family and
to be able to stand in front of you and talk about the all-new Ford Explorer
can’t be any better than that if there’s a heart and soul of Ford Motor Company
it’s this vehicle don’t you think so Jim you bet you totally agree feels like home you know it really is
this in so many ways this explores the pace car for a whole new utility lineup
it has a great heritage no doubt but more importantly this vehicle is a
beacon for our future and our business it sure is
for for a year we’ve been talking about our big bet on utilities and the new
expedition that’s just out fantastic start now we’re going to be rolling out
our highest volume utilities and it starts with this vehicle the Explorer
that’s a big advantage the best one what a great place to start yeah and we have
great performance as you’ll hear about incredible capability we we have an
electrified model like we will on all of our utilities now and you know all of
them are gonna live up with towing great off-road promise that this Explorer
explains and with more range on a single tank of fuel than ever before and inside
there are thousands of thoughtful touches a second row seat that a child
can activate and move forward with one hand cupholders the double as juice
juice box holders it’s an SUV for families that is so smart
in a way that we couldn’t even imagine years ago think about using Alexa
speaking to Alexa to unlock your car start the ignition you can even read the
vehicle can even read speeds limiting signs and actually react to them save
you a ticket now we never speed you and I know just in case just in case it has
rolling Wi-Fi hotspot for 10 people think about that it really is a smart
vehicle in a smart world and I love the way you say that because you know in a
modern context the Explorer connects us backwards to what Henry Ford was doing
with the Model T the ID the idea back then of opening highways to all mankind
a promise then that we delivered on when the Model T in the moving assembly line
put the world on wheels we introduced Explorer nearly 30 years ago I hate to
tell you this is Cathy Hackett’s first love was the Eddie Bauer edition back
then what color it was what would you think it was blue was
blue and it was such a beautiful car and now this is another watershed moment it
inspired people to expand their lives and get off the beaten path as you heard
in our vault in our album that we just toured helps to give people the freedom
of movement there remains a North Star for Humanity now with the power of
artificial intelligence and connected vehicles well we have mobility
technology technologies that just well and it’s not just incrementally
improving the old system it’s going to completely disrupt it you know our
vision as you said is to build smart cars for a smart world so we’re working
with cities and others on a design of really a better transportation system
and we’re doing it by focusing on that human experience just like Henry Ford
did when he first set out to build a car for the masses well today I’m really
excited to see how human centered thinking is becoming ingrained in the
Ford culture we’ll always begin with that Center of
following what the human wants just like the team that I’m so proud of that’s
sitting up there that developed this this new Explorer today’s SUV buyers you
know they still want a vehicle that can take them on family adventures and bring
them closer together but but we know as they get in the vehicle they also want
technology that enables them and their active lives without distracting them or
getting in the way when they get behind the wheel they expect the vehicle to be
as intelligent and is and intuitive of course as their smartphone Explorer
cannot only read speed limits Jim but they can also talk to the cloud it
senses the traffic around you and with a smarter cruise control system that comes
in handy and stop and go traffic I tried this in LA it was amazing
how much stress just fell off your shoulders and with the modem connection
we can continue to make Explorer smarter and smarter it’s just gonna get better
again I’m so incredibly proud Jim of the team that works for you on this explorer
project I am – Jim the Explorer team is unique and that they’ve been together
for a decade think about that they’ve lived and breathed this vehicle they’ve
gained a deep understanding for the customers respect for them they’ve
obsessed about all the small details from the customers perspective they went
way beyond what we normally do as an industry with focus groups or
traditional research that’s really changing in them absolutely yeah and
what an opportunity it really shows their commitment they went online they
connected with SUV buyers on social media they talked to people gas stations
in parking lots on the sidelines of the kids games we asked them to let us into
their homes the customers so we could see how they
actually lived and most of all how they actually use the vehicle early in the
development this is such a cool story we actually during bring your child to
work day at Ford we introduced an early prototype for some of these families
behind closed doors we threw some Cheerios on the floor just to make it
look back you meup a few but we learned a lot and you know this is ford at its
best you see it with that 150 with Mustang and it’s true of Explorer we’re
obsessed about giving our customers what they want but even cooler what they
don’t even know they need what they want most in a in a SUV like this is the
vehicle that really represents their spirit and their attitude you saw it in
those films they want styling that is it’s the most important purchase reason
for an SUV Wow and they have to fall in love with the vehicle the next big
reason of to buy for customers for the SUV is capability as Jim said even for
people who never go off-road you know now changing Explorer to rear-wheel
drive was a really big deal it allows our designers to deliver those beautiful
proportions give that athletic stance for Explorer and helped our engineers to
do so much warm the best towing capacity we’ve ever had
off-road ability that you’ll hear about on top of all that it gave the customer
more room more cargo room and it makes Explorer even more versatile and
comfortable so exciting you know your knowledge of the car business just gets
me so charged about this this product and when we when we pair what we’ve
always known about vehicles with human centered design it means that every
detail matters nothing is really taken for granted let me give you a small
example that illustrates this again and I have three granddaughters and I
know what it’s like when they get in the back of a vehicle and they’re fighting
over tablets you know who’s gonna watch what there’s no easy way for them to
watch it all together too because of the way they’re buckled up for safety and of
course the parents my daughter-in-law was trying to drive while the arguments
are going on in that back seat is he’s gonna back me up
so we added Jim a small ledge in the back of the second row console that
holds an iPad in place for third row viewing I know it’s just a nuanced thing
but imagine how my daughter-in-law feels when that arguments gone and the kids
are so happy it doesn’t add any cost per se but my goodness does it add value and
value is a big part of this story for Explorer we want to give customers a
much better as you breathe in a land rover but we don’t want to charge those
kind of prices afford needs to be a smart financial choice for the new
Explorer the base price only went up a few hundred dollars that’s great news
and you know that’s a big deal in our industry when prices have been going up
and you know what you get standard co-pilot 360 it’s a whole suite of
driver assist technologies a beautiful new 8 inch screen standard on every
model it’s got power liftgate one of the most important features the customers
told us about LED lighting front and rear I mean there is so much more for
just a few hundred dollars today’s Explorer is already the
best-selling vehicle in its segment Jim just imagine when customers get to use
this product we’re gonna get a lot of calls I think we want to get moved up in
priority here right yep yep yeah I’m excited about it there’s going to be no
argument that this team’s done a great job the all-new Explorer offers all the
capability comfort and roominess that made it
America’s favorite SUV and inspired millions of those family adventures and
now we’re adding this smart intuitive technology that’s going to make it
easier and of course is going to be more fun than
to get out and explore our America without leaving our modern conveniences
behind us now to tell you more another member of my team that I’m really proud
of that put a lot of effort into this is Ford’s executive vice president of
product development how I tank hello everyone good evening you just
heard from Jim and Jim about the customer journey that our team took to
really understand the needs of today’s SUV customers now I get to show you the
details of how our team delivered on all of those needs using human centric
design as Jim Farley told you the team was able to give the new Explorer
premium proportions a more athletic look in even more capability than ever before
by going to a rear-wheel drive architecture in fact Explorer is built
on one of our five brand new flexible architectures which are helping make for
product development even more efficient and fit we also made sure the
standardized all of the features that our customers love to make this new
Explorer a tremendous value these features include four favorites like the
2.3 liter EcoBoost engine a brand-new 10 speed transmission with an electronic
rotary shifter the grocery saving Apple catcher and an embedded modem one of our
main objectives with the Explorer was to help customers find a better balance
between me time and we time and we’re thrilled to say with the new Explorer
that it’s packed with features that will help you break away from the screen and
connect with families during those treasured moments you’ll love how the
team designed an entirely new cabin and use smart technologies like noise
cancellation to shut out unwanted road and wind noise so that you can carry on
a conversation with your family and occupants in all three rows of the
vehicle the new Explorer is one of our quietest vehicles ever now of course
anyone who’s taken an 11 hour road trip like the one that my family takes to New
York every holiday season knows that it’s important to cater to everyone’s
needs with the Explorers in-car Wi-Fi system you can connect up to 10
different devices my wife and I can enjoy an audiobook upfront
while our two daughters can stream a movie or listen to their favorite
playlists and the backseats using their headphones the front seats also have
five different massage settings to help us arrive refresh after a long day of
driving together these features help the new explorer redefine the meaning of
utility it’s not just about cargo space capability or performance it’s about
providing the flexibility to fit every moment of our constantly changing lives
our deep understanding of SUV owners and their wide-ranging needs enabled us to
make this the best Explorer ever are you looking for a family SUV to help you tow
your boat to the lake well this new Explorer can tow up to 50 600 pounds
when properly equipped searching for the ultimate SUV performance we’ve got you
covered there too and we’ll have a lot more news to share next Monday want to
get off the beaten path the new Explorer comes with superior off-road off-roading
chops thanks in part to the rear-wheel drive
architecture plus improve departure and approach angles and the new Explorer
also do be used ford’s reinvented terrain management system it lets you
select up to seven different modes so you can switch between snow to trail to
sand with a simple turn of the dial our smart new available twelve point three
inch digital cluster even changes the 3d appearance based on your driving mode
now how about everyday challenges like trying to get yourself and six young
athletes to the game you can’t do that in a Jeep Grand
Cherokee you’ll need a three row Explorer featuring easy entry second row
seating and a flat second row console for easy access to the third row as you
can see the all-new Explorer delivers even more capability roominess and
comfort that made the original a favorite for families all around the
world but we know that SUV owners also want to drive a stylish athletic looking
vehicle and they want a companion that helps them navigate their busy lives
plus provide a personal oasis where they can enjoy a little bit of solitude
beyond a great driving experience Explorer can help you stay connected and
confident with new smart technology one a command center that’s as a two ative
as your smartphone Explorer comes with Ford’s first 10.1 inch touchscreen it
works in concert with a twelve point three inch driver display to provide
everyone with personalized information it lets the swipe or pinch to zoom just
like your phone or tablet it also displays full-screen maps and connects
you with your digital world through sync features need help managing your busy
day with sync plus Alexa app and sync you can access Alexa skills on the road
just like at home with your Amazon echo have you ever left your house and think
that you forgot to close your garage don’t worry you can do that on the road
now just ask Alexa how about when you want to enjoy some me time with your
Explorer with sync you can use a plink carplay Android auto or Alexa to play
your favorite tunes and then pump them through a 980 watt B no audio system
with 14 speakers that surrounds you with immersive sound
now one of the best things about my job is the ability to introduce smart
technologies to help make our customers safer and better drivers trying to
change lanes on a busy freeway the new ford co-pilot 360 technology is there
the help with a blind spot detection system that uses radar to help detect
vehicles in your blind spot it also recognizes when you’re towing and off
enlarges the blind spot to cover the trailer as well how about when you’re
driving home and stop and go traffic at the end of a long day for copilot 360
offers available intelligent adaptive cruise control that helps you maintain a
safe distance in traffic by managing acceleration and braking to smoothly
cruise at the speed and the following distance that you pre select it’s even
smart enough to adjust your speed automatically when the speed limit
changes we’ve referenced human-centered design several times let me give you one
more example on Explorer we’re introducing a lane centering feature
that mimics human behavior it detects the vehicle position and automatically
makes steering adjustments to keep your Explorer centered in your lane but it
also moves your vehicle towards one side of the lane if it detects a large
vehicle next to it just like a human driver would as you’re winding through
your neighborhood at the end of a long day
there’s pre-collision assists with automatic emergency braking and
pedestrian protection it uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead
and can apply the brakes to reduce the risk of a collision with a slow or
stopped vehicle it even can detect pedestrians when they walk in front of
the vehicle and when you’re backing up there’s a
class exclusive reverse brake assist feature which can automatically apply
the brakes to avoid a collision should something get in the way of the car so
there you have it the all-new Ford Explorer
it’s smarter roomier more capable more stylish and it’s the most efficient
Explorer ever we hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at what lies ahead and we’ll
have plenty more to tell you about the rest of the Explorer lineup next week at
the North American International Auto Show

2 thoughts on “New Ford Explorer 2019 Interior Exterior + Tech Details

  1. Hi Dan. What's your opinion on this: I just bought a 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and I really wanna drive it hard but only if it won't damage the engine over time. Are these cars built to be revved high all day long provided the engine is warm and you don't hit redline? Or am I only supposed to occasionally floor it when needed, and "granny drive" daily? Thanks.

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