2021 Ford Explorer Timberline
DETROIT – Ford Motor plans to supply a brand new lineup of off-road automobiles beneath the identify Timberline, beginning this summer season with its Explorer SUV.
The 2021 Explorer Timberline, which the corporate unveiled Wednesday, options an up to date exterior design, elevated floor clearance and different off-road options resembling heavy-duty shocks and skid plates to guard the undercarriage of the automobile.
Different SUVs with related options and capabilities beneath the Timberline identify are anticipated to observe, nonetheless Ford officers declined to debate additional particulars.
“Ford is delivering on extra succesful SUVs with Timberline. Shopper information has proven us that now greater than ever, prospects wish to get exterior and discover nature with family and friends,” Kumar Galhotra, Ford president of the Americas & Worldwide Markets Group, mentioned in a press release.
With the brand new Timberline trim, Ford appears to be like to capitalize on rising gross sales of SUVs and demand for off-road-capable automobiles. The appears to be like and options of such automobiles have turn into extra in style with mainstream shoppers lately.
Off-road fashions additionally usually increase income. The Explorer Timberland will begin at $45,765, in response to Ford. That pricing positions it in the course of the Explorer lineup however about $13,000 greater than the bottom mannequin.
Ford experiences there’s been a 56% enhance in off-road use during the last three years for its present Explorer house owners.