Getting a flat tire is never convenient. That is why Ford
has partnered with Michelin® to equip the all-new Ford Explorer with available
Selfseal® tires. These proprietary tires will come with a unique rubber sealant
that will be able to fill about 90% of tread punctures up to a quarter-inch in
These tires will come standard on the Explorer Platinum and
Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models and will be available on
Explorer Limited two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models.
“The all-new Explorer is designed to help our customers feel unstoppable and worry-free,” said Craig Patterson, Explorer marketing manager. “The availability of these new Michelin® Selfseal® tires is another great example of that.”
With these tires, they slow the loss of air pressure with a puncture to less than 15 pounds per square inch per week. This could give you time to finish your family vacation or at least make it to your preferred tire store to buy a replacement. For even more security, all Explorer models come standard with a spare tire.
The sealant inside the Selfseal® tires surrounds any
puncturing object to seal the hole. If the object falls out, the sealant should
fill the tread puncture to slow air loss.
The 2020 Explorer has been fully redesigned for the new
decade, and the updates go much deeper than the surface. The Explorer ST will
come with a new 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, which Ford has claimed produces 400
horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.
The ST will reportedly be able to go up to 143 mph, and
paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with standard four-wheel drive
and selectable traction control, this SUV is designed to deliver more driving
fun than any other vehicle in its class.
The Explorer Hybrid is another exciting addition to Ford’s
lineup. This efficiency-focused model produces all the power you need in an SUV
at 318 horsepower, and though towing and hauling figures haven’t been announced
yet, electrified vehicles historically have exceptional torque.
The Hybrid model will let you travel an incredible 500 miles
between stops at the pump, so you can stay on the road longer and spend less
money on gas. While many hybrids and other electric cars have bulky batteries
taking up cargo space, the Explorer’s battery is located under the second-row
seat, so your cargo space is unaffected.
Here at Westland Ford, we can’t wait for the arrival of this new iteration of the Ford Explorer.