2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 2016 Chicago Auto Show – The Ford Explorer is using the current SUV boom, with sales approaching 250,000 in 2015, a 19-percent increase over the previous year. However Ford apparently will not rest until there’s a Traveler in every driveway. For the changed 2016 model, Ford currently added a new, top-tier Platinum trim level as well as offered it the muscle 365-hp EcoBoost V-6 that formerly was special to the Sport. Currently it’s making the Sport’s blackout grille and also other visuals readily available on the lower-spec XLT version, with the new Sport Appearance Bundle.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Redesign

The bundle provides the workingman XLT the bad-boy look of the Sporting activity, keeping that grille as well as other black exterior trim, a black roofing system rack, and also 20-inch wheels in dark grey. The interior gets a little visual spice, as well, its gray seats boasting contrast stitching, natural leather strengthens, and also microsuede inserts– the latter on the door panels, too.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Specs

That spice does not include the mechanicals, nevertheless. The 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport makes do with the requirement, 290-hp naturally aspirated V-6 or, additionally, the more-economical, 280-hp 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four. If you desire the 3.5-liter EcoBoost or the stronger suspension, you’ll have to spring for the genuine Sporting activity. Ford hasn’t released prices for the plan– which arrives this fall with the 2017 design– but expect it to be a whole lot closer to the XLT’s $34,295 base price than to the virtually $10K-dearer Sporting activity, which begins at $44,195. One more version year, one more unique plan from Ford, which this time around, has actually prepped the XLT Sport appearance set for its 2017 Explorer SUV.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Changes

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Changes

To be shown for the very first time in public at this week’s 2016 Chicago Vehicle Program, the bundle improves the existing mid-level 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport trim including some aesthetic style both in and out, as heaven Oval thinks that’s just what buyers are trying to find in SUVs nowadays.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Exterior

On the outside, the 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport activity package endows the Explorer with ‘Magnetic Gray’ colored 20-inch alloys, grille, mirror caps as well as back appliqué, along with black body side cladding, roofing system rack, as well as an ‘Explorer’ badge sprayed throughout the hood. In the cabin, it adds a combo of Dark Earth Gray leather as well as lighter Earth Gray Miko suede for the seats and door trim inserts with comparison stitching, plus bespoke floor mats.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Price And Release Date

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Pricing and availability should be announced at the Chicago Auto Show.