In mid-October this year, the first images of Ford Explorer 2022 were suddenly released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. At the time, there were only a few images that captured the remarkable exterior design details of this large SUV. Soon after, Ford Explorer 2022 “shown itself” through clearer images.
Belonging to the upgraded version in the middle of the life cycle, Ford Explorer 2022 is added with a new front-end design. Here, we will see a wider grille than before and a “U” shaped design instead of a hexagon. Depending on the version, the car will come with a grille with a mesh dotted with chrome details or a honeycomb mesh.
The grille of the Ford Explorer 2022 is connected with new headlights on both sides, integrated with LED daytime running lights. Meanwhile, the front fog lights are not designed horizontally as before, but placed in a vertical cavity. Next is the chrome rim extending from the front fog lamp socket to the central air cavity and a silver fake underbody panel under the front bumper.
On the side, this large SUV is only added with new rims. The design of the rims will also change by version.
Behind, Ford Explorer 2022 is equipped with a new rear light cluster, connected by a strip of lights and a chrome brace in the middle. Located above the Ford logo is a braille stamp “Explorer” following the prevailing trend of the automotive industry. Below the rear bumper are 2 rectangular fake exhaust pipes.
Because it is only a slightly upgraded version, Ford Explorer 2022 does not change too much in size. Only the length of the car is reduced from 5,075 mm to 5,063 mm.
The image of the interior of the Ford Explorer 2022 is unknown. However, according to rumors, the large vertical infotainment screen of the old version will no longer be used on the Ford Explorer 2022. Instead, the design of the infotainment screen and center console of the car will be similar to the Ford Evos 2022.
The engine of the Ford Explorer 2022 in the Chinese market is expected to remain the same 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost petrol engine. This engine produces a maximum capacity of 276 horsepower and maximum torque of 425 Nm. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In China, this large SUV is manufactured by the Changan – Ford joint venture. It is not clear the launch time and price of Ford Explorer 2022.