The Explorer Car Concept

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Not long ago, it would have been unthinkable that Ford, the automaker that defined the mid-size SUV with its Explorer in 1990, would even consider abandoning the category in which it once reigned as sales king. But exit signs have been growing in number as the automaker has fiercely embraced the crossover craze, leaving other segments, such as minivans, in favor of car-based utes.

But the bread-and-butter Explorer! If you need to see it to believe it, go to the Ford stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for a firsthand look at the Ford Explorer America concept. It shows where Ford is taking mid-size utility: to a car platform in the next five years. “In this range of vehicle, unibody is a great solution,” says designer Freeman Thomas.

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Being a concept, some liberties were taken. There are no B-pillars in this design study. And it has sliding rear doors to make the loading involved in everyday chores easier, but Thomas says that’s okay because the silhouette is designed to make the vehicle look nothing like a minivan. We’ll see.

Occupants still enjoy elevated seating positions, and single-touch-stackable sliding seats are supposed to make it easier to climb into the second row. There is still some off-road functionality. When the America is parked, a work table comes out of the liftgate.

What’s an Explorer Without a Compass?

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On the more whimsical side, the concept has a compass built into the instrument panel to create a satellite navigation system with a three-dimensional topographical map. Much of the interior is coated in a nylon material made of plastic recycled from pop bottles. But in touchable areas, including the steering wheel and center console, leather is used.

Switching to a crossover from a body-on-frame SUV results in a lighter vehicle (by 150 pounds), still with six-passenger, three-row seating and all-wheel-drive. Further gains in efficiency come from improved aerodynamics and a 340-hp, 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct-injection (GTDI) V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-shift control that allows the driver to turn a dial to select and hold a lower gear when conditions warrant.

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