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2020 Ford Explorer Interior Revealed In New Spy Pictures

Last week, we caught the upcoming 2020 Ford Explorer with minimal camo. Now, we got a completely undisguised view of the upcoming full-size crossover’s cabin.

The new 2020 Ford Explorer interior pictures show a very clean and elegant design. The model seen here is the Platinum trim featuring high-quality materials such as the muted, matte-finish gray wood.

The center stack starts off with a floating and upright LCD screen that’s flanked by AC vents. A storage cubby resides beneath the screen while the push-button start control is located on the horizontal portion of the dashboard’s “wings”, just after the center, driver-side AC vent.

Below the screen is a set of two tidy and symmetrical layers of control: the top row houses a few vehicle controls along with those for the new-generation SYNC infotainment system system, while the bottom row houses the HVAC controls.

The center console of the 2020 Ford Explorer interior features a large, rotary dial that serves as the gear selector. It’s followed by an electric parking brake control, a button to disable engine auto stop-start, and a smaller dial that serves as the Drive Mode selector. A set of two exposed cup holders are situated closer to the passenger side of the center console, while a push-to-open storage space is located on the front-post portion of the area. The entire ensemble has a very clean appearance, with tactile buttons and knobs.

A set of black, plastic paddle shifters can be seen immediately behind the steering wheel. Behind the paddle shifter resides a rather large gauge cluster that appears to be completely digital.

The Ford Explorer will be completely new for the 2020 model year. It will ride on the new CD6 platform that is flexible to support front- and rear-wheel drive configurations, along with their respective all-wheel-drive derivatives.

Expect the Blue Oval to reveal the 2020 Ford Explorer in the coming months, potentially at the Detroit Auto Show this coming January.

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  1. Bob Dobson

    As the owner of a 2017 Explorer Sport, I hope this was simply a first prototype that’s been updated since. That screen placement looks like they designed the instrument panel and forgot a screen so they smashed it in between the vents as a last minute fix. My 2017 interior is cleaner and flows nicer than that. I might be switching to a Tahoe if that’s final production.

  2. Raymond Ramirez

    Seeing these images is a preview of what the 2021 Aviator may have inside, as it is the Lincoln version of the Explorer. The Fusion has a better screen layout than the Explorer.


    Man, if that’s the “future” it looks cheap and old. I sold Ford cars and trucks, and while the Focus was weird back in 2014, the Explorer was pretty great, esp with the updated SYNC system. Even Mazad, one of the first with the cheap iPad-dash has moved on. This looks like crap, and come on – hasn’t any designer thought about one that at least tilts to reduce glare when needed? The new interior is #phoningitin

  4. Manuel

    What’s with that grill? The bottom half looks like a bad fit with the upper half. Why can’t it have clean lines like on the Fusion!


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