Ford Explorer - Ford of Europe Press Kit

All-new Explorer Plug-In Hybrid Boasting unstoppable design and un-rivalled capability, the all-new Ford Explorer is launched in Europe as a unique plug-in hybrid version of America’s all-time best-selling SUV. The seven-seat Explorer Plug-In Hybrid will be offered in two distinctive, high-specification, left-hand drive variants – the sporty, Ford Performance-inspired Explorer ST-Line and the luxurious Explorer Platinum. Both are powered by a combination of Ford’s 3.0 litre EcoBoost V6 petrol engine, electric motor and generator to deliver 457 PS and 825 Nm of torque, alongside 48 km pure-electric driving range (NEDC). Standard Ford Intelligent All-Wheel drive technology supported by seven Drive Modes and Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission optimises performance in scenarios from urban driving to off-road. A refined and confidence-inspiring driving experience is enhanced with sophisticated driver assistance technologies as standard, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring functionalities. An exceptionally spacious, luxurious, comfort-focussed interior also offers advanced features including a 10.1-inch central portrait-mounted touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display.