New electric Ford Explorer has been unveiled

This is the new all-electric contract hire Ford Explorer and it’s the first of a new wave of EV’s coming from the Blue Oval.

The crossover is part of the firm’s reinvention in Europe and the vehicle has five seats across two rows and is, Ford says, fully equipped to carry a family on an adventure.

It’s built in Germany with an impressive digital experience, so passengers and the driver can stay connected and be comfortable while on the move.

Features include a super-sized movable Sync Move2 touchscreen, and the infotainment system audio set-up has been tailored for the interior. There’s also wireless app integration and there’s advanced driver assistance technology too.

New Ford Explorer car lease range

Drivers will be offered a choice of two trims for the new Ford Explorer car lease range along with two battery options, one of which will offer 335 bhp from two electric motors for the all-wheel drive versions.

The platform has been borrowed from Volkswagen as the result of a tie-up between the two vehicle manufacturers. That means the new model uses the same setup as the excellent ID.3 and the ID.4.

Ford says the new vehicle offers a hands-free powered tailgate and standard keyless entry and it is packed with comfort-boosting features including a heated steering wheel and front seats, climate control and a massaging driver’s seat.

Advanced driving assistance system

The Explorer also comes with an advanced driving assistance system which Ford is offering for the first time in Europe.

This includes assisting lane change which sees the driver pushing an indicator stalk to change lanes safely.

There’s also clear exist assist so anybody opening the car doors in a city centre will hear a warning of approaching cyclists or pedestrians.

Ford also says that the new model is capable of quick battery charging which should see the battery being recharged to 80% of its capacity in 25 minutes or less.

Also, the larger 82kWh battery should deliver 335 miles of range.

Ford Explorer will be built on the firm’s new EV campus

The new Ford Explorer will be built on the firm’s new EV campus in Cologne – a big step as it gears up to offer an all-electric portfolio of vehicles by 2030.

The exterior design of the Explorer looks like an iconic Ford SUV but with sharper looks for the new electric area.

There’s plenty of space onboard the new vehicle, including a locker for valuables and there’s a compartment for wirelessly charging two large smartphones – fitted as standard.

The new contract hire Ford Explorer is primed for adventure with a clever cabin design, lots of space and impressive levels of performance – if you’re looking to lease an electric vehicle, this striking offering needs to be considered when it finally reaches our showrooms.