What we have here are the first spy pictures of the running prototype of the 2019 Ford Explorer. Spotted while testing in Dearborn, this Explorer prototype shows off the evolutionary design direction.
Up front, the 2019 model gets an all new front-end that includes a redesigned grille, headlights, fog lights and hood. Meanwhile at the rear, the prototype flashes its new tailgate with the Durango-like taillights and new rear bumper.
The 2019 Explorer is said to be based on the new D6 platform which is set to be the basis of both Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the future. Its flexibility will allow for both front and rear-drive vehicles to be based off of it.
The Explorer will get the latest Ecoboost engine family. And like with the new Mustang, Ford will ditch the V6 motor for the 2019 model. We expect the new Explorer to debut in the US early next year.