This is the Ford Explorer ST, caught testing in Colorado, and with barely any camo.
The Explorer will get its first comprehensive redesign in nearly a decade, likely for the ’20 model year. It will ride on a new platform that is flexible enough for front, rear or all-wheel-drive configurations. There is the definite possibility the Explorer could even go rear-wheel drive.
Just as the Edge gained an ST model for 2019, the Explorer will do the same with a 2.7L high-output EcoBoost V6, putting out at least as much power as the 335hp variant in the Edge—although a more powerful 3.5L EcoBoost may be likely. The Explorer ST will also add more aggressive styling and tuning, as seen in these images.
Expect to see the all-new Ford Explorer ST in the following months.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde