2020 Ford Explorer ST Rumored With Around 400 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Ford Edge ST might just be the first of many high-performance crossovers and SUVs from the brand.

According to a recent report from sister site The Truth About Cars, the next Ford Explorer will offer four engine options, one of which will be a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 for the Explorer ST. Sources say it’s the same engine currently found in the Lincoln Continental and MKZ models, where it makes 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Expect a possible bump in performance since this will be branded as an ST model.

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As for the other three engines, the Explorer’s current 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will carry over, while the 3.5-liter V6 will be replaced by a 3.3-liter V6 that is currently the entry-level engine found in the F-150. The fourth option will be a hybrid variant that the American automaker expects to further enhance the Explorer’s dominance over the police vehicle market. Also heading to the new Explorer will be the 10-speed transmission found in the F-150 and Mustang.

Additional changes are heading to the next Explorer, which will ride on a rear-wheel-drive platform. It will be built on Ford’s new modular CD6 platform at the company’s Chicago Assembly Plant, but unlike the F-Series pickup trucks, it will have mostly steel body panels.

[Source: The Truth About Cars]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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