The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer comes with selfseal tires lowering the risk of air pressure loss. The next iteration of the American best-seller will arrive at showrooms in summer 2019.
The new three-row crossover is the best family vehicle for travel: it is spacious, comfortable, got improved off-road capability and intelligent four-wheel drive, many other tweaks including the standard Ford Co-Pilot360 (a suite of driver-assist technologies) and Michelin Selfseal Tires.
They are designed to withstand punctures caused by nails and screws. Such tires are able to seal themselves to reduce air leakage considerably.
Rubber seals 90% of tread punctures with a diameter of up to 0.25 inches. As claimed, the loss of air pressure slows down to less than 15 psi per week. Of course, results in real road conditions may differ.
Ford announces that the 2020 will be the first ever to receive Michelin Selfseal tires available for Platinum and Limited Hybrid versions as standard or are optional for AWD models with 255/55/20 tires.
The Blue Oval explains that the main advantage of such tires is that you do not need to stop your car to replace a flat tire. So, the new Ford Explorer owners can gain time during their road trip and increase safety.
We remind that powertrain offerings for the new Ford Explorer include a 3.0-liter turbo EcoBoost V6 producing 365hp, 380 lb-ft of torque and using 93-octane gas that makes this model the most powerful Explorer ever. The lineup now features standard, XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST and Platinum trim levels.
The 2020 Ford Explorer’s possible starting price will be $32,765 ($1,095 of destination charge excluded). Ford manufactures it at Chicago Assembly Plant. The model goes on sale this summer.
The current model costs from $32,365.