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Offline 2o6

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2020 Explorer
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:12:06 pm »
- New RWD based chassis shared with the Aviator

- 10 speed auto

- 2.3L 4cyl turbo, or 3.0TT only options

https://www.motor1.com/news/300385/2020-ford-explorer-information-price/





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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 05:02:36 am »
They really just stuck a skinny tablet up there.

How does android auto and CarPlay work with portrait shaped screens?
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 05:22:30 am »
It's a nice looking interior, but yeah that screen is really odd and stick up like a sore thumb. There's ample room to turn it sideways and integrate it between smaller vents.

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 07:00:20 am »
They really just stuck a skinny tablet up there.

How does android auto and CarPlay work with portrait shaped screens?
Seems like they panicked after the new RAM came out

Dunno why they flipped when the Aviator has a landscape screen. But for the phone stuff they prob just split the screen in half

This looks disrespectful though, like the tablet is pitching a tent. Not a fan
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 08:24:34 am »
That tablet looks like an actual Kindle Fire they stuck on the dash

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 08:36:46 am »
That tablet looks like an actual Kindle Fire they stuck on the dash

Maybe it is, but now a $3000 option.

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 09:04:49 am »
I heard they're gonna make a ST too.

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 10:01:09 am »
I really liked the last gen Explorer I rented a while back. Quiet. Great ride. Looks good. This will sell
well.  Iím sure the police are happy with their new vehicle of choice.

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 10:06:46 am »
I think it'll be a great vehicle. I'm just disappointed by the direction the automotive world is going in. Glued-on tablets and Explorer STs instead of Focus STs.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 10:26:49 am »
The interesting aspect of this is the new CD6 platform, also used on the Lincoln Aviator.  Apparently, it will be used for the next generation Mustang as well.

Also, nice looking SUV.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 10:38:13 am »
Probably went to RWD to increase towing capacity. Goddam thing may be a real pain in the ass to work on due to the design of looking like a FWD vehicle. See how little space there is between the back of the front fender well and the front door?

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 10:41:21 am »
Probably went to RWD to increase towing capacity. Goddam thing may be a real pain in the ass to work on due to the design of looking like a FWD vehicle. See how little space there is between the back of the front fender well and the front door?

Apparently, it can also be used for FWD sideways engine applications.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 10:57:42 am »
Apparently, it will be used for the next generation Mustang as well.
Apparently, it can also be used for FWD sideways engine applications.

So the next Mustang is gonna be a transverse engine FWD crossover? Nice.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 11:16:53 am »
So the next Mustang is gonna be a transverse engine FWD crossover? Nice.
Not likely :lol:, but even if it is, it'll still sell better than a Camaro. :huh:
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 11:23:57 am »
Not likely :lol:, but even if it is, it'll still sell better than a Camaro. :huh:

Ouch.  :lol:

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 02:53:39 pm »
That tablet is aweful
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 04:20:35 pm »
That tablet is aweful

I'm pretty sure someone's going to get a ticket for using an iPad while driving.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 05:00:24 pm »
Probably went to RWD to increase towing capacity. Goddam thing may be a real pain in the ass to work on due to the design of looking like a FWD vehicle. See how little space there is between the back of the front fender well and the front door?


It went RWD because of Lincoln.  Towing capacity is only like 5600lbs
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 05:06:09 pm »
It went RWD because of Lincoln.  Towing capacity is only like 5600lbs

Why would Lincoln care if Explorers were RWD? He dead.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 05:07:48 pm »
Why would Lincoln care if Explorers were RWD? He dead.

I was gonna ask the same question, except seriously and about the marque. Why does the Aviator need to be RWD?
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 05:21:26 pm »
I was gonna ask the same question, except seriously and about the marque. Why does the Aviator need to be RWD?

And don't act like there haven't been plenty of FWD Lincolns.

Such as the Lincoln Taurus


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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 06:23:55 pm »
I think it'll be a great vehicle. I'm just disappointed by the direction the automotive world is going in. Glued-on tablets and Explorer STs instead of Focus STs.
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Not likely :lol:, but even if it is, it'll still sell better than a Camaro. :huh:
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 07:46:52 pm »
I was gonna ask the same question, except seriously and about the marque. Why does the Aviator need to be RWD?

So it can share a platform with the Rustang?  i.e. Fords only "sedan" going forward.

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 08:09:31 pm »
So it can share a platform with the Rustang?  i.e. Fords only "sedan" going forward.

but

Apparently, it can also be used for FWD sideways engine applications.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 05:20:21 am »
So it can share a platform with the Rustang?  i.e. Fords only "sedan" going forward.
I'm not sure. Might be too beefy

And yea the 2.3EB is already in the Lincoln MKC. 2.7EB is in the MKX/Nautilus.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 06:04:11 am »
I was gonna ask the same question, except seriously and about the marque. Why does the Aviator need to be RWD?

Has to be that they can use that drivetrain in more models. I think with modern stability control, there's no longer any dynamic advantage to front wheel drive for 99% of buyers.
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 07:36:17 am »
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 11:30:43 am »


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Blah! It'll get outran just like your 400K GT does by the ZR1......
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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 01:48:29 pm »
Blah! It'll get outran just like your 400K GT does by the ZR1......

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Re: 2020 Explorer
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 02:00:40 pm »
Blah! It'll get outran just like your 400K GT does by the ZR1......
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Only when Granpa's driving the GT :huh:
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