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Ford is adding three new choices to their best-selling SUV, the Ford Explorer. New for 2021, The Explorer will now feature a lower-priced Explorer Enthusiast ST powered by Ford Performance, a better-value rear-wheel-drive Explorer Platinum, and a Platinum Hybrid that takes the Explorer’s three rows to a new level of luxury and efficiency.
 
All the new Explorer lineup additions are inspired by customer feedback. Just like the Explorer  ST, the Enthusiast ST is the most powerful Explorer ever and is built for customers who want that same spirited fun and performance, but at a lower cost.
 
“The market continues to grow for performance SUVs, and the ST currently accounts for nearly 20 percent of sales,” said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager. “With our new Explorer Enthusiast ST, we’ve made this Explorer performance SUV an even better value for more customers to enjoy, while maintaining the same exterior styling and performance – for an uncompromising, exciting ST driving experience.”
 
The Explorer Enthusiast ST comes with leather seating surfaces with Miko micro-perforated inserts and City Silver accent stitching with ST logos. In addition, a 12.3-inch digital display and a heated sport-style steering wheel with paddle shifter can also be found on the inside of the Enthusiast ST.
 
Outside, the Enthusiast ST sports quad chrome exhaust tips, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, and sideview mirrors with ST projection lamps.
 
The Explorer Enthusiast ST also features standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology including;
  • Blind Spot Information System 
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Rearview Camera with Built-In Lens Washer
  • Auto Headlamps 
  • Auto High-Beams
  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning 
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Post-Impact Braking
Also new for 2021 is a 3.0-liter rear-wheel-drive Platinum option, in addition to the premium four-wheel-drive model. The rear-wheel-drive option provides customers a better value, offering the right equipment for the right markets.
 
Platinum differentiators include door handles with satin aluminum insert, liftgate appliqué, lower bodyside cladding insert, roof-rack side rails and a unique grille with satin aluminum finish. Platinum models also feature a standard twin-panel moonroof, which allows light to flood the most comfortable Explorer cabin ever. Explorer Platinum includes special leather seats, plus leather-wrapped steering wheel, dashboard, door rollovers, and door and front console armrests.
 
For the first time, Explorer Platinum is now available as a hybrid. With Platinum Hybrid, the broadest Explorer lineup ever gets even broader – further expanding a successful full hybrid-electric powertrain into the highest-spec Explorer series to give customers even more choice and fuel efficiency.
 
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