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Ford Teases Updated Features of the Upcoming 2018 Ford Explorer SUV

April 13th, 2017

2018FordExplorerTeaserA favorite of both Borgman Ford and the West Michigan community, the Ford Explorer is perhaps the company’s signature SUV in terms of popularity, capability, and style.

Recently, Ford has revealed some features of the upcoming 2018 Ford Explorer to look forward to, including built-in 4G, SYNC Connect, and the new Safe & Smart technology package!

This article published in the Official Ford Media Center reveals more about the available tech and other fun features available in the upcoming 2018 Ford Explorer. Here are a few excerpts from the article:

For 2018, Explorer has been further upgraded, providing customers freshened front and rear styling details, even better technology and more choice.

Explorer offers an available 4G embedded modem that includes a Wi-Fi hotspot and supports as many as 10 devices at once – up to 50 feet away from the vehicle.

2018FordExplorerInteriorConsoleIt also features SYNC Connect, which allows owners to connect with Explorer remotely using FordPass® to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle from almost anywhere – while also allowing access to important vehicle diagnostic information.

This technology joins such existing features as enhanced active park assist, which uses ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted steering to help drivers with parallel and perpendicular parking; park-out assist, which helps drivers pull out of parallel parking spots; and intelligent all-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™, which enables improved driving capability by sending power where needed.

For 2018, Explorer also offers a newly available Safe and Smart Package that combines high-demand driver-assist features for a great value. The package includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support uses radar to detect moving vehicles directly ahead, and changes cruising speed if necessary
  • Blind Spot Information System uses radar to trigger a warning when another motorist is in the driver’s blind spot
  • Cross-traffic alert uses radar to help alert drivers to oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space
  • Lane-keeping system automatically detects left- and right-hand road lane markings using front camera system. A vibration in the steering wheel alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane. System can also provide steering torque to help guide the vehicle back into the lane if needed
  • Auto high-beams use windshield-mounted cameras to automatically switch between high-beam and low-beam settings when oncoming traffic is detected
  • Rain-sensing wipers

You can read the full article and see more photos by visiting

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