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This is Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle

This is Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle

And now a year later it's being joined by the 2020 Ford Explorer ST that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show.

The redesigned Explorer will begin arriving in showrooms later this year.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the new Explorer Hybrid pairs a 3.3-liter engine with a 1o-speed modular hybrid transmission. Built at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, they're expected to go on sale this summer. Options include an ST Street Pack and an ST Track Pack. Like the Edge ST, the Explorer ST includes a sport mode that tightens the steering system, makes the throttle response more aggressive, increases the gear shift speed, and enhances the engine note. Both feature 21-inch aluminum wheels and red-painted brake calipers, with differing levels of performance brakes. Underneath, the Explorer ST is fitted with tauter suspension than the standard model.

There are visual changes both inside and out for the ST, including a black mesh grille insert, liftgate applique, lower bodyside details, roof-rack side rails, and skid plate elements. Leather sport bucket seats with micro-perforations, City Silver accent stitching and ST logo complete the sporty feel.

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Despite being made to be enjoyed as the most Explorer ever, the ST remembers its roots and will come with a Class III Trailer Tow Package with Cargo Management System.

The hybrid features a 3.3-liter, naturally aspirated V-6 paired to a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor to provide a combined output of 318 horsepower. Unlike other Ford hybrid vehicles that sacrificed space for big, awkwardly-placed battery packs, this one slides its specially designed liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery into the chassis beneath the second row seats so owners don't have to give up legroom or cargo space.

Hybrid Limited models will get Active Noise Cancellation, as well as 10-way-adjustable power front seats, leather upholstery, second-row heated seats, a wireless phone charging pad, and 14-speaker B&O sound, plus a suite of Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ safety and assistance technologies.


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