Video: Next-Generation Ford Explorer Spied

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Either someone got a crazy-looking wrap job, or this is the ’19 Explorer testing in Colorado.

The good folks at The Fast Lane Car have spotted a test mule for what they believe is the next-generation Ford Explorer. The current Explorer is a runaway success for both consumers and police departments across the country. However, manufacturers are always looking ahead, and Ford is no different.

This prototype was spotted testing in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Spied under heavy camouflage it reveals very little in terms of detail about the next Explorer, but we can make some broad, sweeping generalizations.

In the video we can see it pass a BMW X5, which allows us to gauge the prototype’s size. It appears that the next Explorer will be slightly larger than the current model. This should allow for a roomier third row and cargo area.

The styling of the next Explorer appears to be more angular and sharper-edged. It’s considerably less egg-shaped than the current model. More Flex than Edge, if you will. The hood appears visibly taller, while the greenhouse appears a bit larger while maintaining the low-roof look that’s been poplar as of late.

Kudos to the TFL team, as they always capture incredible videos of camouflaged vehicles. You haven’t forgotten the 2019 Chevy Silverado test mule wearing a decoy Ford Oval on its grille, have you?

What do you think of the spy video? is this the next-generation Explorer? Would you buy a larger, more squared-off Explorer?

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Photo via: [TFL screen grab]

Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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