2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Unveiled

Posted: Aug 29 2015, 8:09am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Unveiled
Credit: Ford
  • Ford Explorer Goes Platinum
  • Explorer Platinum will arrive in Ford showrooms in September

Ford brings out the new model of Ford Explorer. 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is unveiled.

Ford Explorer is the best-selling SUV in the United States for the past 25 years. It will now be reaching new heights with the new Platinum edition. The Platinum edition is a combination of two things. That is the performance minded Explorer Sport and comfort designed Limited trim level. 

The new Ford Explorer Platinum is all set to hit showrooms in September. Raj Nair is the Ford group VP and chief technical officer, Global Product Development. He stated that the Explorer has been shaping what people expect from an SUV for the past 25 years. With the new Explorer Platinum the company is raising the expectations.

“For 25 years, Explorer has shaped what people expect from an SUV,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president and chief technical officer, Global Product Development. “With this new Explorer Platinum, we’re raising expectations.”

The new Platinum edition will further elevate the three-row SUV in look and feel. It is due to standard upgrades both inside and outside. The front seats will be wrapped in Nirvana leather with micro-perforation. And also with industry first 500-watt premium Sony Audio System. 

It also has a powerful 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine and smart driver-assist technologies. The interior of the new model will use the finest materials.

It will include aluminum and real ash wood multi-piece appliques on the door panels and instrument panel. The interior color options include soft Ceramic or new Ebony with Anthracite headliner combination.

Apart from this the new Explorer Platinum will be the first Ford vehicle to have the all-new 500-watt Sony Audio Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technology. 

“Platinum is the ultimate expression of refinement,” said Mike Arbaugh, Ford Explorer chief designer. “This is the most upscale, high-quality interior we’ve ever offered on a Ford vehicle in North America.”

The new model will also get standard smart technology features. which will include an enhanced active park assist, rain sensing wipers and lane-keeping system. 

Coming to the exterior of the new model it will be having signature lighting surrounds LED headlamps. It will give the vehicle a continuous glow. Other than this the new model will include a standard dual-panel moonroof. And also premium silver-painted front and rear skid plate elements.

“The Explorer name has long been synonymous with off-road capability,” said Craig Patterson, Ford utilities marketing manager. “Explorer Platinum continues that reputation and adds so much more.”

“Customers love Explorer, and they expect it to continue to lead the way in innovation, performance and fun,” said Arie Groeneveld, chief engineer for the new Explorer. “That’s the challenge we embraced when we set out to build the best SUV in the world.”

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