Ford Motor Company has yet to offer any details regarding the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer. Their silence hasn’t translated to third parties though, including the Michigan State Police, who have published data suggesting the new Explorer is going to be quite fast.
The state policy agency has tested several 2020 model cop cars, including the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor SUV, which is the police version of the Explorer. The data shows the Interceptor will be powered by three different powertrains. Two of the powertrains will use Ford’s 3.3-liter V-6, both in traditional gas and hybrid variants. These variants 60 mph in 7.84 and 7.27 seconds, respectively.
Ford’s new Interceptor is also offering a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6, which the agency says will go zero to 60 mph in an impressive 5.77 seconds. In fact, this version will hit 100 mph in 13.59 seconds. It’s top speed of 150 mph is also the best of pack in this test, the data of which can be found over at Motor Trend.
The all-new Explorer is slated to rollout as a 2020 model on an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform shared with the upcoming Lincoln Aviator. If the Interceptor’s performance data shown above is any indicator, it’s safe to assume the new bones are going to yield a far more athletic Explorer than today’s version.
Expect the new Explorer’s design to also look similar to the above rending Ford released of the 2020 Interceptor SUV.