2011 Ford Explorer
July 26, 2010 by staff
2011 Ford Explorer, The Blue Oval has finally unveiled the new generation Ford Explorer 2011, after a long series of teaser images more or less. The 2011 Ford Explorer will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine and 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque that promises to offer best in class fuel economy with a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. 2011 Ford Explorer also will be available with an EcoBoost 2.0-liter I-4 engine developing 237 hp at 5,000 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque between 1,700 and 4,000 rpm. 2011 Ford Explorer will be offered with a single six-speed transmission and an automatic transmission SelectShift on the XLT and Limited.
To cope better with the little off-road of life, the 2011 Ford Explorer comes with a new 4WD
management system and a plot that gives the driver the choice between four configurations in a central console-mounted knob.
The list of equipment of the 2011 Ford Explorer includes a Sony audio system with HD Radio, SD card reader and RCA video input and an LCD display of 8-inch five-way intuitive controls.
Ford Explorer 2011 price list will be announced at a later date.
Ford Press Release:
The all-2011 Ford Explorer SUV will offer customers a wide range of trim levels and customer convenience and connectivity technologies that raised eyebrows among the luxury SUV owners even.
“Customers today’s SUVs are not really interested in compromise,” said Amy Marentic, group marketing manager. “They want the luxury, comfort and technology with off-road ability. So far, they had to choose a luxury SUV to get the features they want – a feature that the level
this brand new industry leader now exceeds Explorer. ”
2011 Ford Explorer SUV challenges the status quo of luxury, offering levels of comfort, connectivity and technology. From highly equipped base model includes MyFord driver technology to connect over the volume XLT series of limited edition luxury buyers Explorer SUV technology provides unexpected and facilities normally found in the SUV.
blind spot monitoring, which ensures the driver when the back of a parking space with limited visibility, adaptive cruise control that monitors security of vehicles ahead, and the active service area that helps to find and execute a maneuver parallel parking all technologies represent a buyer might expect to find when purchasing premium SUV. Ford Explorer 2011 offers all that and more.
Base is the new well-equipped
The base Explorer offers a strong package of convenience and technology features the following items as standard:
Hill start assist
dual chrome exhaust
style projector headlights
-Power side mirror distance
-Air Filtration System
Media center, including an auxiliary audio input
“Four points from 12 volt power
“Second-and third-row dome / map lights
-Tilt/telescoping Steering column
Mounted on the steering wheel-five secondary roads and audio controls
-Power windows with driver one touch down
CD/MP3-capable unique six-speaker audio
owner MyKey feature control
Remote keyless entry
The base Explorer has cloth seats with adjustable front row of cells, a 60/40 split folding seat in the second row and a 50/50 split third-row folding bench.
volume XLT series adds a touch of good taste
The new Explorer XLT 2011 offers all the equipment of the base model with a higher level of harmonization and accent satin chrome seat, aluminum wheels, 18 inches, unique cloth seats, leather covered steering wheel and shift knob , automatic transmission SelectShift, SecuriCode keypad keyless entry, fog lamps, SIRIUS satellite radio (including a six-month prepaid subscription in 48 contiguous states), perimeter alarm system and reverse sensing.
Customers who specify Explorer XLT models offer more choices, including the following packages:
Pack drivers includes driver technology connection MyFord touch screens connect with two driver-configurable LCD cluster, a color touch screen 8 inches in the center console, the expansion of media hub with USB ports, a reader SD and RCA video input, Ford SYNC and electrochromic inside rearview mirror
“Comfort Package includes leather upholstery, heated seats with 10-way power adjustable driver and six-way power adjustment for front row passengers. Also includes four-way restrictions in the first row head
A premium audio system with eight speakers, rear view camera and dual zone electronic automatic temperature control is also available.
Explorer XLT also offers a dual-panel sunroof, electrically operated rear door, with cross traffic alert BLIS, inflatable safety belts in the second row outboard seats, wheels 20-inch aluminum-colored paint and raw – Blanco Platinum Tri-Coat Metallic Candy Red tinted clear coat – as separate options.
Top model adds more luxury limited
Luxury SUV buyers with finding their capacity will be impressed with the generous levels of convenience and connectivity technologies offered in the 2011 Ford Explorer Limited. From remote start through a 10-way leather-trimmed driver’s seat adjustable pedals with memory settings is limited luxury Explorer to a higher level.
visual distinction is ensured with a unique body-color grille, mirrors PowerFold side body color with memory function, and painted aluminum wheels, 20 inches.
Explorer Limited includes all the content based on the XLT, and:
adjustable pedals with memory
Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
-Upholstered in leather, heated seats
-10-power driver’s seat with lumbar support and resting energy
“Six-power seat for the first row passenger lumbar support and recline
The second row 60/40 split-bench seat with armrest and dual cupholders
“Electrochromic rearview mirror
Sony-Audio System with HD radio and 12 speakers
- SYNC voice activated communications and entertainment system
“The intelligent access-button start button
-Universal Garage Door Opener
The most luxurious model Explorer also comes with technology Touchdriver MyFord connect. It includes a pair of clustered specimen mounted in configurable driver, a color LCD screen 8-inch touchscreen in the center console with compass and temperature, media hub with a pair of USB ports and an SD card reader and RCA input connectors video. Explorer Limited offers five additional tracks on the steering wheel controls.
2011 Ford Explorer Limited can be further improved with a couple of specific options packages add yet more series luxurious comfort and safety:
Package-Limited 1adds voice-activated navigation system, a single CD/MP3 player, SD card for map and points of interest storage, integrated SIRIUS Travel Link. Also included are leather-trimmed seats with perforated with heating and cooling functions for the driver and passenger front row seats PowerFoldthird row, 10-way power adjustable front row of passenger seats with power lumbar and a door power liftgate with attendance
Package-Limited 2provides active park assist, adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, variable speed wipers with BLIS cross traffic alert and HID headlamps
Explorer Limited also offers second-row seats are captain and a second row console for SUV buyers placed a higher priority in the luxury and comfort of the back of seats.
“All these features help all Ford Explorer 2011-question the idea of what we can offer customers SUVs,” said Marentic. “This level of luxury, ability, comfort and connectivity, combined with amazing fuel efficiency, is the kind of leadership that today’s customers need and appreciate SUV, coming from a plate to know and trust – Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer Sport truck has been reinvented from the ground up to provide drivers with significantly improved on-road driving dynamics, the new four-wheel drive (4WD) capabilities and an intuitive interface to operate the land management system.
“Customers asked us Explorer to improve on-road driving experience,” said Jim Holland, chief engineer of the plate. “However, we want the ‘any way, anytime, anywhere, at any time” the confidence and ability has always complied Explorer. With its unique and intuitive site management system works, the model offers easy access 4WD, selectable modes for maximum traction and control in a variety of off-beat-track situations. ”
Explorer of the dynamics of the road
The change to a platform unibody Explorer have improved substantially the dynamics on the road. fully independent front and rear suspension, EPAS, a robust front stabilizer bar and suspension development and tuning careful to provide a confidence-building performance and vehicle handling characteristics.
In front, Explorer has a setting short and long arm suspension, with progressive springs designed to provide a smooth ride through a variety of road surfaces and load conditions. buffers are specified only to improve driving dynamics and handling, no roll or sway. A front stabilizer bar 32 mm, helps maintain stable cornering situations Explorer.
EPAS enabled the management team dynamics Explorer tuned for a variety of conditions. Parking maneuvers in low speed, it adds momentum to the negotiating tight spaces easily, with a turning radius competitive segment. Power assist is reduced at a faster rate to provide address information communication. variable assist Explorer allows to optimize the behavior of the direction of increasing the confidence of the driver through a variety of driving conditions.
EPAS – and to save weight and help fuel economy due to increased parasitic resistance reduced in the motor – also allows optional active park assist function.
Explorer rear suspension consists of SR1 – named for its ratio of 1:1 buffer. For each movement of the wheels, shock absorbers make the same move in the same cadence. This harmony allows easy adjustment for the ride and handling engineers for vehicle dynamics, and stable baseline is inherent in the configuration. SR1 eliminates unwanted movement tour of reactions against it.
Explorer road dynamics have been benchmarked against luxury SUVs like the BMW X5 and Audi Q7.
Intelligent 4WD system of land management
2011 Ford Explorer 4WD democratizing technology, previously limited to the luxury SUV. 4WD models equipped with smart technology, land use management to provide the driver with safety and confidence in a variety of climates and conditions of the surface.
land management gives the driver a choice of four configurations in a central console-mounted knob. Each establishment has a unique engine calibration, throttle, transmission shift, traction and stability control calibration – all optimized for a wide range of driving situations.
The four values are normal, mud and ruts, sand and snow.
During normal operation, 4WD, torque is biased to the front wheels, the sending power to the rear wheels when necessary as dictated by conditions and sliding.
The mud and ruts mode allows torque demand cautious in the upper end of the throttle, increasingly aggressive, as needed. The transmission has gears and shifts upward to prevent the undesired transmission, while stability control is desensitized to help maintain the momentum of the vehicle through drills, soft or uneven surfaces.
arena mode allows aggressive acceleration to maximize the torque of the wheel immediately, causing the transmission to hold lower gears for the longest time possible. Traction control is numbed with the screen in the sand to allow the wheels to skid.
Snow mode provides a higher turn of the wheel, throttle control provides a more prudent, allows the transmission upshifts before, and allows a high level of sensitivity of traction control to limit wheel spin.
Intelligent 4WD land management also includes Hill Descent Control. This feature of stability control system is designed to control vehicle speed and acceleration at low speed descents unusual or low-grip road situations. A technology to share with trucks sold in the series F, Hill Descent Control operates through recognition of degraded and lowering speed limits Explorer to default target.
Class III trailer
Explorer V6 models can be equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds. includes trailer brake control wiring, as well as trailer sway control – a feature borrowed from the Ford F-150. Trailer domain senses controls side to side movement of the trailer and stabilization uses to keep the vehicle / trailer in the control of trust.
A tow / haul mode, engaged by a dashboard-mounted button, optimize the shift schedule to help the vehicle in situations of hills. A rear view camera with a zoom function helps the driver to the line Explorer to perfection for each connection of the trailer. Explorer offers competitive towing capacity combined with a class-leading towing assistive technologies.
Explorer follows the tradition of the capacity, improve accessibility to the empowerment of 4WD and towing force, with dynamic road to a new level
New 2011 Ford Explorer has been reinvented, raise the level of security through a combination of SUV technology to help avoid collisions with that set new standards of protection in the event of one. The full report of the history Explorer adds new security features plus an innovative new security technology for Ford – inflatable rear seat belts.
“The 2011 Ford Explorer combines – all at once – our best technology, not only to help prevent an accident, but to help prevent injury to occupants when an accident is inevitable,” said Erika low, Ford safety supervisor . “The use of high strength steels such as boron in the body structure Explorer also offers a higher level of protection, meeting the most demanding roof crush standards.”
Explorer shows Ford’s commitment to accident prevention by offering buyers an unprecedented array of technologies to prevent collisions.
first inflatable rear seat belts World
2011 Ford Explorer Ford offers a unique technology in the automotive industry in safety belts for the first time second-row inflatable. Rear seat passengers – often children or mature people – may be more vulnerable to the head, chest and neck injuries.
inflatable rear safety belts show Ford’s ongoing commitment to the safety of the occupants. Ford inflatable belts spread impact forces across the area five times more than conventional safety belts. This reduces the pressure in the chest while helping to control the head and neck movement.
Comfort Belt should also help increase use rates. Studies show inflatable belts to be more comfortable for passengers because of the filling.
Explorer reduce distraction, warns, intercede The Ford SYNC hands-free, integrated voice-activated communications and entertainment system combined with MyFord Driver Touch technology to connect to keep drivers focused on driving with your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
2011 Ford Explorer also comes equipped with a range of technologies to help prevent accidents – from fender benders in parking lot to high-speed collisions – warning drivers of possible accidents. These technologies include options such as:
-BLIS (Blind Information System Spot)
Adaptive cruise control
-Collision Warning with brake support
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
prevention technologies include Dynamic Stability Control AdvanceTrac electronic RSCand first global application of the control curve, a new Ford feature designed to improve vehicle braking in cases of speeding in the conversion or the conditions of the curve.
Collision Warning with brake support and control of the curve actually apply the brakes when these systems sense irregular situation, helping the driver avoid an incident at the car again at the security checkpoint.
Ford Exclusive MyKeyallows parents preset limits on vehicle speed and audio volume levels of the system. Also, MyKey prevents deactivation of the dynamic control systems such as AdvanceTrac and allows parents to set speed warnings. MyKey is a critical factor in minimizing and preventing young driver distraction and risk. Correa-Minderprovides Ford persistent warning by drivers and front seat passengers do not buckle belt.
structural safety and accident protection
Explorer has a configuration of the monocoque body structure. Almost half of the rigid shell is composed of high strength steels, such as boron. A pillars, rocker panels and front beams of boron, both to enhance strength and reduced weight. In addition, this structure was designed and developed to meet the strict standards of tipping.
Ford Explorer with front crash structure Trinidad, so named for its three components are designed to absorb crash forces in the event of an incident.
The initial component is high-strength boron beam absorbing front crash forces at impact. These forces then transfer to the rail gun, developed to divert the impact of the pillars and the roof structure rigid. Shotgun rails are the second component within the structure Trinidad. The third element is an engine cradle for separated and fall down in a frontal collision.
When an accident becomes unavoidable, the Explorer is based on a first-class complement of airbags to protect occupants. Two front and two second-generation side airbags are joined by a security Canopyconsisting side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats for passengers. Personal safety belt pretensioners and system have a system of energy management with height adjustable in the front row.
Outboard seat locations of the second row includes the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system for child safety seats hitch. Explorer also features an SOS Post-Crash Alert System, while models equipped with SYNC offers 911 Assist feature. In the case of an accident resulting in air pockets or cutting fuel system, the vehicle automatically dials the emergency operator. There is no subscription charge for this service based on SYNC
2011 Ford Explorer has been redesigned from top to bottom, inside and out, to reflect a contemporary view of what our customers want in a modern SUV.
“Ford has changed everything about the 2011 Ford Explorer, however, instantly and instinctively still recognizable as a Ford Explorer,” said Moray Callum, Executive Director of North American Design. “We believe it is because it is a contemporary interpretation of the same capabilities Explorer has always meant, without compromise.”
“The 2011 Ford Explorer combines bold design language and suggestive, with a wind noise and aerodynamic-deception on a rigid unibody platform,” said Melvin Betancourt, director of design. “Explorer has the height, position, ground clearance and signs that clearly indicate their capacities SUV off-the-beaten-path.”
The design team was challenged to reinterpret Explorer icon segment defined as a modern and contemporary SUV for the 21st century.
“The 2011 Ford Explorer starts with the proportions and posture,” said Betancourt. “His agile, fluid lines are combined with muscle tone plate, delivery athletic good looks and unparalleled aerodynamics. The tailgate spoiler and lower air dam flexible – integrated into the fascia – Harmonize the wind provide fuel economy tunnel proven. rockers blackened eye lift, which denotes the carrying capacity of the Explorer four-wheel drive and driver’s empowerment. ”
Strong, body-colored pillars C and D-pillars are blackened Explorer traditional signals, while the blackened B-pillars and pillars provide a cool daylight opening new wraparound.
Explorer design is connected with the DNA of the Ford brand in the wheel flares inspired by the current Mustang and a body side to undermine the protocol that follows the current design of Taurus, said Betancourt. “Up front, Explorer has a new interpretation of Ford’s signature three-bar grille. Below the bumper, the Ford DNA trapezoidal lower grille provides visual continuity through Ford vehicles in the showroom floor.”
standard roof rack, rounded corners, the shorter overhang, and aggressive wheels and tires provide strong signals that customers recognize in an SUV.
From the rear, LED lights from shining tail light cluster jewel. Projects Explorer name from the decorative back door.
In Explorer: soft touches of luxury for seven seats
As with the exterior, the interior design brief was to modernize Explorer, with soft-touch surfaces and occupant comfort top priority. One goal was to make the inside Explorer using three rows of technology, comfort and connectivity it contains, while the driver confidence inspiring driving dynamics on any road, anytime, anywhere.
The feeling inside is one of a luxury, high-quality vehicles, since the choice of materials to high levels of fit and finish.
“Make it look expensive: That was my goal inside the Ford Explorer 2011,” said Mike Arbaugh, manager of interior design studio. “This is a vehicle that challenges high-end SUVs like BMW X5 and Audi Q7, so the interior design, craftsmanship, and fit and finish should play in this league.”
2011 Ford Explorer interior package is a best-of-both worlds “approach, which combines European design features premium – to impart a sense of driving dynamics – with a sophisticated and unique familiarity of America. The elegant flow, fluid from the instrument panel in the front doors and center stack trends reflect the sporting theme, while the European command seating position gives the feeling of safety is so important for SUV buyers.
The Explorer interior package also reflects the latest version of the Ford DNA storage carefully placed throughout the cabin including intelligent spaces to everything the active family like to go.
“As a designer and an audiophile, I am very excited about the speaker grilles metal in the door panels,” said Arbaugh. “They provide robustness SUV, seeking new skills and expensive, and offer superior sound transparency.”
Instruments and door panels reflect soft-touch surfaces, making Explorer pleasant indoor environment more, both aesthetic and tactile perspective. cloth interior surfaces – including the ceiling in black – are composed of 25 percent recycled content. Foam Seat content soy helps keep the environment green Explorer.
“The modern design and soft-touch surfaces and chrome accents harmonize to give the 2011 Ford Explorer with an aura of luxury that we think customers really be seen in three rows, fully capable SUV,” said Arbaugh. “The center is not media and touch controller technology MyFord connect only reflects lifestyle SUV buyer, who favors them.”
workforce of world-class
2011 Ford Explorer SUV elevates the importance of form and finish, not only for U.S. customers, but on a global stage. Explorer is the most exported North American nameplate in the Ford brand portfolio. To this end, the 2011 Explorer was designed and developed to overcome not only the North American standards, but global standards for the implementation of internal surfaces and the absence of flanges.
Compliance with these global standards called for tighter surface gaps and tolerances margin equal to or better than the Audi. While this presents some challenges for interior design team, also served to underpin progress in quality craftsmanship and interior Explorer.
A global workforce and Ford’s internal quality processes was established with the development of Explorer, providing metrics and benchmarks to include better quality materials, with an emphasis on how well the interior and exterior parts unite.
A new heights
As part of the Ford global product development, the Explorer will be subject to extreme tests, while still in the stage of computer-aided design virtual. The issues identified and treated in the virtual realm to help deliver a higher quality vehicle when it started building the prototype. Then running these prototypes are tested and validated to ensure that the attributes targeted first delivered to customers.
The rover engineering team took prototypes more than 13 114 feet Imogene Pass Colorado, buried in the sand in the California desert, carved in the snow in Minnesota and Northern Michigan, crossed a slippery red clay mud swamp in Alabama, and developing a system is recorded and validation miles in Arizona and Michigan proving grounds.
The goal: to provide a lasting and high quality, fully capable and fuel-efficient SUV customers today in over 90 countries around the world.
The 2011 Explorer was designed and developed to provide a best in class level of NVH control and calm SUV rivals. Customer research told the Explorer development team that the interior of an SUV should be calm and reassuring.
Explorer quiet ride started in the design phase. A monocoque configuration with fewer parts mean less chance for squeaks and rattles. The front of the radiator housing is a drive of the individual components, while a key competitor requires 11 separate pieces to perform the same function. In addition, Explorer has a hydroformed front frame to add strength, reduce weight and reduce NVH.
development of the technology used Explorer NoiseVision and statistical models to optimize the balance of NVH. NoiseVision is a sphere, with hundreds of tiny cameras and microphones that allow engineers to identify individual sounds in various frequency bands.
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