The mid-size Explorer crossover is Ford’s first electric vehicle to be built at scale in the new Ford Cologne EV Centre in Germany and is designed for the European market. The vehicle benefits from an excellent digital experience to ensure that all occupants stay connected while on the move.
Within the five-seater vehicle is the OEM’s SYNC Move, a fully connected infotainment system with a movable 15in touchscreen that slides up and down. The system delivers audio tailored to the cabin, wireless app integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and advanced driver assistance solutions. The system’s screen also conceals a private storage space, and a compartment for smartphones comes with a wireless device charger on all trim levels of the vehicle.
Available as standard, the latest Explorer benefits from heated front seats and steering wheel, a massaging driver’s seat and climate control that enables separate temperatures for both the driver and front passenger. Furthermore, the model features keyless entry and an optional hands-free boot lid which can be opened by using a simple kicking motion beneath the rear bumper.
With approximately 470 liters of storage space in the five-seat version, the EV is well suited for a range of use cases. The 17-liter console between driver and front-seat passenger is capable storing a 15in laptop.
“Explorer is a trailblazer for a new breed of exciting Ford electric vehicles. Steeped in our American roots but built in Cologne for our customers in Europe, it is road trip-ready for the big adventures and fully loaded with everything our customers will need for their daily drives,” said Martin Sander, general manager, Ford Model e, Europe.