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Ford Explorer Wins Best Mid-size SUV Award in Oman


Good looks, advanced performance capabilities, tough stance, along with new-age technologies are just what make the Ford Explorer one of the most preferred SUVs in Oman.

Recently at the Oman Auto Excellence Awards 2016, the Ford Explorer was awarded the best mid-size SUV, giving it another medal to add to its overall tally worldwide.

All entries were evaluated by a panel of renowned judges on different parameters such as Value for Money, Design & Function, On-Road Performance and innovation. Each nomination was analysed by a panel of expert judges and ranked accordingly.

Ford’s Explorer is a great looking SUV that is a joy to experience. It is well-equipped to make every journey pleasant, whilst also comfortably seating a large family on weekend journeys.

The Ford Explorer presents the owner with an unmatched road presence and an enhanced sense of pride. It is an ideal SUV to plan your routine and adventurous journeys in since there is hardly any terrain that would dare to stand up as a hurdle.

The Explorer has an impressive combination of power, luxury and advanced technology features. The refreshed Ford Explorer is better looking than it's ever been with a new engine, a new trim level and a raft of new technologies. The Explorer is available in base, XLT, Limited and Sports trim lines.

The Explorer is equipped with a new fascia, LED signature lights, new grille, new hood, new fenders, all new wheel line-up, new rims, new roof wreck, new tail lamps, new lift gate, new exhaust tips, powerfold 3rd row that gives versatility to the customers and much more. New tech bits include an available front and 180-degree wide rear-view camera with washers, parking assist system that can now park the Explorer perpendicularly, while parking sensors are now available for the front. The hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate is now available for the Explorer. The standard engine on base, XLT and Limited models is a normally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 producing an estimated 294 PS and 346 Nm of torque.

The exterior of the Explorer is very impressive encompassing a new signature lighting that surrounds the LED headlamps, giving the vehicle a continuous glow. Other exterior updates include a standard dual-panel moonroof, premium silver-painted front and rear skid plate elements, and an all-new 18 and 20-inch wheel line-up.

In the Explorer the intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™ is ready for any adventure. It reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye – providing precise handling and traction. It continuously monitors wheel speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle to determine vehicle conditions and driver intent. The system then determines the optimal amount of front and rear torque for the given conditions to prevent slip from even occurring, which helps keep the vehicle sure-footed on virtually any terrain. In sand, grass or gravel mode, the antilock braking system changes its pulse rate, which allows material to build up in front of the wheels, acting as a doorstop of sorts to help slow momentum.

Interior changes help enhance quietness in the cabin. There are new door seals, and an enhanced sound package includes engine subframe mounts specially tuned to reduce vibration. Acoustic glass is used on the windshield and front doors on XLT and higher trim levels.

The new Explorer benefits from an improved suspension for better handling and a quiet cabin, enabling a comfortable ride even when the pavement turns to dirt. Ford completely retuned the Explorer chassis to clearly differentiate the driving experiences offered by the XLT and Sport models. The suspension uses MacPherson construction with an isolated subframe and 32-millimeter stabilizer bar at the front, while an independent multilink rear setup uses a 22-millimeter stabilizer bar. Explorer Sport customers looking for a more dynamic driving experience will benefit from unique steering gear, front and rear springs, struts and rear dampers.

The Explorer boasts of advanced safety features to reward customers with happy journeys. The features include 2nd Generation Driver & Front Passenger, Side Seat Airbags, 3rd Row Safety Canopy with Rollover Sensor, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, BLIS® with Cross Traffic Alert, Front 180-Degree Camera with Washer, Perpendicular Parking, and more.

Ford vehicles are known the world over for their exceptional safety, luxury and unsurpassed technological superiority. Ford ploughs in millions of dollars into R&D each year to ensure that every Ford offers maximum safety and motoring pleasure for its customers.

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