The sixth generation (U625) Ford Explorer doesn’t look that different to the fifth generation (U502) facelift, but beyond the styling a lot has changed.
For the 2018 model year, the 7-year old U502 Ford Explorer has been given a very minor facelift, with upgraded equipment packages, to keep it fresh.
The 2018 Ford Explorer update has a new grille, front and rear bumpers, Explorer badging on the hood, and new tech and safety features.
The 2018 Ford Explorer update has a new grille, front bumper, fog lamps, rear diffuser, chromed quad exhaust tips for the Sport, and tech upgrades.
Based on the Ford Explorer Sport, the new Platinum line goes on sale in September 2015 as a new high end option for Explorer buyers.
The new-for-2016 Ford Explorer Platinum mixes the Sport grade with upscale features and luxury items for a new top-of-the-range model.
The 2016 model year U502 Ford Explorer facelift has entered series production at its main facility in Chicago, Illinois.
For the 2016 model year, the U502 Ford Explorer has been give a new squarer front-end, an updated interior, and a new a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
Prior to its mid-life facelift, Ford gave its 2015 model year Explorer an optional sportier appearance package.
It’s been three years since the Ford Explorer switched from body-on-frame to a monocoque design, and to celebrate the XLT is getting a sportier look.