Ford to introduce new terrain management system in the 2011 Explorer

Posted on Apr 17, 2010 by
The new terrain management system knob in the 2011 Ford Explorer

The new terrain management system knob in the 2011 Explorer

Ford will equip the next-generation 2011 Explorer SUV with a new terrain management system aimed at improving its off-road ability and safety.

The new mid-size SUV will be based on the Taurus monocoque platform unlike the body on frame construction of the current model. This is expected to improve its on-road handling and guard it from rolling over while turning at high speeds.

The New terrain management system will enable the 2011 Explorer to optimize power delivery depending on terrain conditions, varying between sand, snow, mud and hill descent.

The new technology also does away with the need for a heavy and power sapping transfer case as it uses the existing powertrain and brake systems to modulate wheel spin and power distribution. The driver will be able to select the appropriate terrain model via a console-mounted knob.

The 2011 Explorer is expected to be launched later in 2010 and will feature a choice of two EcoBoost four and six-cylinder petrol engines.

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