The new all-electric Ford Explorer made its first appearance in Dublin this week. We won’t be seeing the new Ford Explorer in showrooms here until early in 2024 but an advance model of the Explorer was on display at the Digital Hub, on Dublin’s Thomas Street.
The Explorer is the first in a wave of innovative new electric vehicles from Ford and forges the way for a complete reinvention of the Ford brand in Europe. The mid-size crossover has seats for five across two rows and is fully equipped to set families on the road to adventure.
John Manning, Market Lead for Ford in Ireland, said: “The new all-electric Explorer is a beautifully designed car that turned many a head when it made its Ireland debut at the Digital Hub this week. We are really looking forward to the vehicle’s arrival here in the new year. With the steep rise in interest in electric motoring in Ireland, it is arriving at exactly the right time and we expect the car to be a huge draw for active families who have opted to make the change to an electric car”.
Engineered and built in Germany, the all-electric Explorer offers an outstanding digital experience, helping drivers and passengers stay connected and comfortable on the move. Features include a SYNC Move 2 supersized movable touchscreen and fully connected infotainment system with audio tailored to the interior, wireless app integration and advanced driver assistance technology. 3
Adventure-ready design and storage of 450 litres in five-seat mode make Ford’s newest electric vehicle ideal for exploring the city and beyond. The 17-litre MegaConsole between driver and front-seat passenger can hold a 15-inch laptop, combined with a private locker and available hands-free accessible boot space, Ford’s all-electric Explorer sets a new standard for practical use of interior space in an EV.
Futuristic exterior styling is matched by an ultra-modern interior with premium materials and features such as sculpted sporty seats with integrated head rests and massage functionality for the driver as standard on every Explorer. The equipment level on Explorer is strong with Select offering standout features that customers will love like the sophisticated soundbar in the 7-speaker sound system. This desirable specification comes together with the ability to fast charge 10 to 80 per cent at a DC charging station in just 25 minutes 1 with access to 500,000 charging points across Europe, including 1,300 points in Ireland.
At the forefront of Ford’s electric vehicle charge, the new all-electric Explorer is the company’s first electric vehicle to be built at scale in the new Ford Cologne EV Centre in Germany. Ford in Europe is committed to offering an all-electric portfolio of passenger vehicles by 2030 and all vehicles, including commercial vehicles to be electric by 2035.
The new all-electric Explorer can be ordered from later this year. Full details on the spec, trim levels, pricing and officially homologated vehicle driving range will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on sale date. Website for additional information and to register: www.ford.ie/cars/electric-explorer.