INTRODUCING THE FORD EXPLORER – A NEW ERA OF SUVS FOR EUROPE
Ford is set to usher in a new era with the launch of its highly anticipated Ford Explorer SUV, tailor-made for the European market. It is adventure-ready with a new and unique design, new levels of comfort and advanced driving technology.
Production of this state-of-the-art model will start at the revamped Cologne plant as of August/September 2023. The car will be available for order in Latvia from November 2023.
In direct competition with mid-size SUVs such as the Škoda Enyaq and Jeep Avenger, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Ford Explorer promises to be a game-changer in its class.
So what does the Ford Explorer promise to be!?
The Explorer boasts a length of 4.46 metres, a width of 1.87 metres and a height of 1.6 metres. Its design strikes the perfect balance between elegance and functionality. Equipped with all-wheel drive, the Ford Explorer delivers mighty 340 horsepower. For those who prefer a rear-wheel drive configuration, there is also a 286 horsepower option available to suit different driving preferences.
The Ford Explorer’s lithium-ion battery provides excellent single-charge mileage of up to 500 kilometres in the summer, while still offering an impressive range of 350 to 400 kilometres per charge in the winter. In addition, its fast charging capability delivers a charge rate from 10% to 85% in just around 25 minutes, reducing downtime during long journeys.
With acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6 seconds, the Ford Explorer delivers an exhilarating driving experience without compromising on efficiency.
This Ford Explorer is based on a new electric vehicle platform and therefore has a much larger luggage compartment. The boot has a capacity of 470 litres and there is space for even a 15″ laptop in the compartment between driver and passenger.
Ford aims to make the Explorer an attractive option with a planned starting price of €45,000, positioning it as a tempting choice compared to its rivals.
How does the Ford Explorer compare to the competition?
Jeep Avenger (electric): starting at €40,000, the Avenger offers a charging range of up to 400 km and an 80% charge in 40 minutes.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Ioniq 5: starting at €53,000, the Ioniq 5 boasts a remarkable range of up to 500 km per charge, with charging to 80% in 40 minutes.
Škoda Enyaq IV (electric): starting at €50,000, the Enyaq offers a range of up to 400 km, with 80% charge in 40 minutes.
In conclusion, the Ford Explorer is a worthy contender in the mid-size SUV electric market, combining a competitive price, impressive range, fast charging times and a stylish design that particularly meets the expectations of Europeans. In strategic partnership with VW plants and with innovative features, the Ford Explorer is set to redefine the SUV experience and usher in a new era in the automotive world.
Read more about the new Ford Explorer at www.ford.lv.
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