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Ford Explorer ST Confirmed as New Big Performance SUV

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Ford Explorer ST Confirmed as New Big Performance SUV

The Ford Explorer ST will soon be a reality.

The American automaker today released a teaser image showing the Explorer ST sitting under a sheet behind the recently released Edge ST. News in regard to the Explorer ST first broke in late January when our sister site, The Truth About Cars, reported it would arrive in 2018 with 400 hp on tap. Shortly after, a prototype for the vehicle was caught on camera, revealing an ST-style grille and a subtle rear hatch spoiler.

Ford says the Explorer ST and the Edge ST, the latter of which will go on sale later this year, will “help Ford Performance deliver on its promise of 12 new models by 2020, and will help extend the division’s growth, which has risen 81 percent in the last four years.”

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Technical details aren’t yet available, but under the hood of the Explorer ST will likely be Ford’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine, which is expected to make around 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Stiffer suspension, a louder exhaust system, ST wheels and brakes and other performance equipment should be on the table as well.

The Explorer ST will debut sometime this year, but Ford has yet to say when we can expect to see it. We’re hoping for a debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show later this month, so stay tuned for full details.

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