Hybrid Cars and SUVs - 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Launched at the 2019 NAIAS

Hybrid Cars and SUVs – 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Launched at the 2019 NAIAS

Hybrid cars and SUVs by Ford has always remained the most favourite and technically advanced vehicles in the segment. Now, the most favourite SUV, the Ford Explorer, is going to have a hybrid powertrain. Being one of the most sold and all-time favourite SUV in the world, the Explorer 2020 is redesigned to be stronger and more powerful than its predecessors. The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid version features a leaner and lighter model with an efficient EcoBoost engine and a number of advanced smart technologies.

The all-new Ford Explorer was debuted at the 2019 NAIAS, Detroit in two variants ST and Hybrid. Built for the next adventure, the 2020 Explorer SUV is totally redesigned from inside out, featuring an athletic stance with sculpted angular lines. A revamped grille on the front looks stylish and classy with a comfortable interior and improved cargo capacity.

The gasoline-electric trim level for 2020 Explorer has been making the headline all over automotive industry after the Detroit Show 2019. It is an all-wheel drive, V6 powered engine and powerful electric motor hybrid cars and SUVs newest vehicle. Having a rear-wheel-drive as standard and all-wheel-drive as optional, the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid trim is one of the most-awaited SUVs for now.

Here is a closer look at the new design, hybrid power train and advanced safety and convenience features.

Powertrains of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

Ford debuted at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show a limited edition 2020 Explorer Hybrid trim level having a gasoline-electric powertrain. This hybrid cars and SUVs segment Limited Edition Explorer sports a 3.3-litre V6 engine, an electric motor with a 10-speed automatic transmission, capable of generating 318 horsepower and 336 lb.-ft. of torque. The rear-wheel-drive is standard for 2020 Explorer Hybrid while an all-wheel-drive optional trim level is also available.

The brand claims to have 500 miles travel with a standard rear-wheel-drive, while EPA ratings are not revealed yet. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack is placed under the second-row seats leaving plenty of cargo space in the boot of the SUV. Having an 87.8 cubic feet cargo space is equal to the non-hybrid trim level of this hybrid cars and SUVs new vehicle.

As this the exclusive and high-level Limited trim, it is the first new hybrid vehicle of Ford in the past six years. It has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds with hybrid trim level.

Powertrains of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

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Design of the 2020 Ford Explorer

A totally redesigned exterior and interior with athletic stance make the 2020 Explorer a more attractive vehicle in the segment of hybrid cars and SUVs. The front grille is totally revamped to make it look more stylish, while the insider there is more cargo space, a comfortable interior for passengers and abundance of smart technologies making every ride enjoyable.

Design of the 2020 Ford Explorer


Limited Edition Ford Hybrid is has a new and impressive design to make its mark on the hybrid cars and SUVs segment. Explorer is considered as one of the best American SUVs available in the market and the hybrid model is made to live up to its name. With an aggressive and sporty stance, angular lines flowing on the side, a revamped grille and a stylishly designed hood, offers a lot of new design elements making this trim level different yet impressive.

Exterior of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

Hybrid capability and performance have been achieved without compromising on the sporty good looks of the Ford Explorer 2020. Though the old traits of Explorer design elements have been retained, many new design elements have been added, for instance, the sloping roofline and shorter front overhand made the look more styling in appearance and sportier too.

It comes is 18-inch painted aluminium wheels as standard, but there as an option of choosing from 7 wheel designs, in which 21-inch premium aluminium wheels on Platinum models are included. The front fascia has a uniquely designed grille with a satin aluminium finish making it look more impressive from the front and modern too.

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The interior is made comfortable, spacious and premium to provide optimum comfort to all the occupants. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and dashboard look luxurious and give a unique feel to the driver. While a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster is fitted in the dashboard which comes as standard on Platinum and ST trim levels. Ford Explorer is best-in-class and has improved passenger comfort in the 2020 Hybrid SUV. Having a 7-seating capacity for passenger, the first and second row has plenty of hip-room, while the second row has ample headroom making it very spacious. The cargo capacity is increased for the 2020 Explorer, as the PowerFold third-row seats create a flat-floor for enhanced cargo space. The comfort of passengers has remained the main focus at the Ford headquarters, and thus the tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control, E-Z entry 2nd-row captain’s chairs, and detailed craftsmanship can be witnessed inside this SUV. The sports buckets seats with leather micro-perforated surfaces and City Silver accents stitching is featured.

Interior of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

Safety and Technological Features

The Explorer Hybrid Limited Edition has a number of technologies to make your rides smooth and comfortable no matter what road conditions are. It comes with Active Noise Cancellation, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ driver-assist technologies, a 14-speaker B&O premium sound system, second-row heated seats, wireless phone charging pad and 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats and a lot more.

While these are some of the standard and optional safety features which will be included for the Hybrid Explorer.

  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rearview camera with built-in lens cleaner
  • Auto headlamps with auto high-beams
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies and a lot more.

Safety and Technological Features of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid


Hybrid cars and SUVs had a reputation of being boring, while the time has changed and the newest vehicles are considered to be bolder, stronger and thrilling. 2020 Ford Explorer is one such attempt to challenge the conventional image of hybrid vehicles and especially SUVs in the segment, by providing the best-in-class and most enthralling features for a limited edition trim. The performance, safety, and comfort of all the occupants remained the main focus for Ford, and thus we see a better than ever Ford Explorer Hybrid. The EPA ratings, launch and price for Hybrid trim level are not revealed yet, while the new Explorer SUV family is expected to be available for sale in this summer.

Price of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

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