Ford Explorer for heavy off-road

Ford Explorer for heavy off-road

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Ford has introduced a new modification of the Explorer model called Timberline. The novelty is the most adapted for off-road version of the car, which received both visual and technical improvements.

The Ford Explorer Timberline differs from the standard SUV in the upgraded independent suspension of all wheels with an increased ground clearance from 200 to 220 mm. The car received new springs and anti-roll bars, as well as reinforced shock absorbers from the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor.

Plus, the novelty was equipped with metal underbody protection, off-road tires, a Torsen limited slip differential, as well as a system for selecting control electronics algorithms for optimal movement on different surfaces.

Ford Explorer Timberline is equipped with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder supercharged EcoBoost engine, developing 305 hp. and 420 Nm of torque. The engine works in conjunction with a 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive system.

The standard equipment of the SUV includes adaptive cruise control, all-round cameras, traffic sign recognition, and an infotainment complex with a navigator with voice control.

Prices for the SUV, sales of which will begin this summer, have not yet been announced. Subsequently, Timberline versions will appear on other Ford models.

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