h1

2011 Ford Explorer set to replace Taurus X…

April 1, 2009

Source: Jalopnik

The 2011 Ford Explorer will likely be built in Chicago at the same factory currently producing the Taurus X, supporting the conventional wisdom that the new Explorer is going car-based.

Ford Explorer America concept

The 2011 Explorer has been spied testing in a more crossover-like form and its new car-ness was hinted at by last year’s Ford Explorer America concept. Ford has also confirmed Chicago’s Torrence Avenue assembly plant will receive a new product, but hasn’t identified it. Now it appears Ford has committed to producing the 2011 Explorer there in a deal with the UAW.

The Taurus X will be discontinued this Spring, replaced by the more successfully styled Ford Flex, which is built in Oakville Ontario. This leaves capacity available in Chicago for the Explorer.

The Ford Explorer America concept showcased a range of fuel-efficient EcoBoost (newspeak for turbocharged) engines, including, “a 4-cylinder 2-liter engine with EcoBoost technology delivering 275 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque or, as a premium engine, a 3.5-liter V-6 delivering about 340 hp. Depending on engine selection, fuel-efficiency will improve by 20 to 30 percent versus today’s V6 Explorer.” It’s expected the 2011 Explorer will use those powerplants.

Advertisements

5 comments

  1. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).


  2. Great site and I am really pleased to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor 🙂


  3. Thank you very much! 🙂

    Cheers, Ben

    PS: Be sure to spread the word! 🙂


  4. rated site this fordnewsblog.wordpress.com rated to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor 🙂


  5. rated site this fordnewsblog.wordpress.com excellent to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor 🙂



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: