Ford has unveiled the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline, which it says is the the most off-road-capable Explorer ever.”
“Ford is delivering on more capable SUVs with Timberline. Consumer data has shown us that now more than ever, customers want to get outside and explore nature with friends and family,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, Americas & International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company. “Timberline hits a new sweet spot with these customers who want an ideal combination of passenger space, moderate off-road capability and great manners around town.”
The Explorer Timberline comes standard with four-wheel drive, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential and a Terrain Management System with seven drive modes, including Trail and Deep Snow/ Sand. It also gets Hill Descent Control and steel skid plates.
Thanks to new heavy-duty shocks that are borrowed from the Explorer Police Interceptor , the Explorer Timberline has a 0.8-inch higher ride height, which gives it a minimum ground clearance of 8.7-inches. Thanks to the updated front and rear fascias, there’s approach angle of 23.5 degrees and maximum departure angle of 23.7 degrees.
The Explorer Timberline will launch in Forged Green Metallic and features blacked out headlights and taillights. The dark Carbonized Gray grille is also set up with a wiring harness for dealer-installed Ford Performance auxiliary lights with an output of 160,000 candela.
Inside the Deep Cypress interior trim color is matched with an Ebony headliner, overhead console, A, B and C-pillar trim, grab handles, visors and moonroof shade. The cabin features a Stone Mesh instrument panel appliqué, Satin Silver Twilight on the center stack, steering wheel bezel and door armrest trim, Deep Cypress door trim panel inserts, Deep Tangerine stitching on the seats, steering wheel and door trim, and Timberline logos on the front seats.
Under the hood the Explorer Timberline is powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline will arrive this summer.