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Default 2013 Ford Explorer, now to be launched in China on 28 March 2013

2013 Ford Explorer, now to be launched in China on 28 March 2013 ?

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Ford are going SUV crazy this year, the company has only just launched the Ecosport and the Kuga SUV offerings but now they are readying the Explorer to add to the Edge, Ecosport, and Kuga range. As an imported model the Explorer is not expected to be cheap, initial pricing is being quoted by Chinese media as circa 520,000RMB or 90,000USD.Ford will launch the Explorer on March 28th this year with two model trims, a 3.5L V6 will be the sole engine on sale. As far as we know there are no plans to produce the Explorer in China
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As per the official US website, Ford Explorer is available in 4 models
  • Ford Explorer Base
  • Ford Explorer XLT
  • Ford Explorer Limited
  • Ford Explorer Sport
Click here to know more about the variants

Some salient features of the Sport Variant with pictures:

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1.Power Used Wisely

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  • Explorer Sport is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
  • Direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers
  • Instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag
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2.Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive

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  • The Terrain Management System™ lets you easily shift on the fly into one of four settings
  • “Normal” focuses torque to the front wheels
  • “Mud/Ruts” allows tires to spin as needed
  • “Sand” throws maximum torque to all wheels
  • “Grass/Gravel/Snow” minimizes wheelslip
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3.Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic® Transmission With Paddle Shifters

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  • Performance paddle-shift interface
  • Provides the ease of an automatic transmission with the lively acceleration of a manual
  • Works in concert with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 to provide enhanced performance
4. 20” Aluminum Wheels

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  • 20" sport-style machine-faced aluminum wheels
  • Striking bright-on-dark painted pocket design
5.Sport-Tuned Suspension

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  • Sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension systems
  • Help provide a smooth and comfortable ride
  • Helps deliver precise handling
6.Stay Connected

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  • SYNC® with MyFord Touch® driver-connect technology
  • Use voice commands to make phone calls, choose music and more27
  • Includes three configurable LCD displays
  • Media hub with two USB ports, SD card reader and video input jacks
Click here to know more

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More pictures of the Ford Explorer Sport
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Does China have the same duty structure as India for imported vehicles? While you did your research on the Ford US website, you would have realized that the price of the Explorer in the US starts under 30k$. If the China prices start around 90k$, that is a 200% hike! Anyway, it is a much under appreciated vehicle in this neck of the woods.
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