Ford Explorer ST spied testing

2019 Ford Explorer ST spied

2019 Ford Explorer ST spied

The next generation Ford Explorer will come in a sporty ST trim. This isn’t a big surprise as the Blue Oval had already made clear of their intentions of ST-badged SUVs with the recently revealed Edge ST. We love that model and hopefully, the feeling will be mutual with the Explorer as well.

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Price $52,000
Release date 2019
Engine 3.0 V6
Power 400+ bhp

The 2019 Ford Explorer in itself receives a number of exterior and interior enhancements. The SUV is based on a new flexible CD6 platform and is available in either rear or all-wheel drive option. Its ST variant will likely come with a sportier body kit and the signature blue colour.

The spied model was camouflaged throughout but there were some significant differences that made it stand out. For starters, this SUV had a more aggressive stance and sportier aura when compared to other Explorer test mules. It had larger wheels and performance oriented tyres, as well as a different design for its taillights.

The standard Ford Explorer should come with a number of engine options including 2.3-liter four cylinder and a 3.3-liter V6. However, the range-topping ST variant requires an undeniably better mill that delivers better figures than the current ‘Sport’ model’s 365 hp.

The Ford Explorer ST will thus, most likely come with a 3.0-liter V6 producing more than 400hp of power and 400 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Ford Explorer ST price and release date

Ford is expected to reveal both the standard and ST Explorer next year. The ST will be priced atop the line-up, possibly near the $52,000 range.