The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline – the first Blue Oval product to sport the Timberline name and badge – most certainly won’t be the last. We’ve known this for some time now, but Ford itself seemed to confirm this fact by calling the Explorer “the first Timberline series Ford SUV” at its unveiling. Now, Ford North America Product Communications manager Mike Levine has essentially echoed the fact that the Ford Timberline family will soon expand, saying “New trim level. First in a series of Timberline SUVs. Stay tuned for more news.”
New trim level. First in a series of Timberline SUVs. Stay tuned for more news.
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) May 5, 2021
For regular Ford Authority readers, this news should come as no surprise. Back in February, we reported that the Ford Timberline family could soon include the forthcoming Ford Maverick pickup, and prior to that, we also spied a potential 2022 Ford Expedition version out testing.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that the Ford Timberline brand is entirely new, designed to appeal to outdoorsy people who are seeking a vehicle that’s capable of performing mild to medium off-roading activities while carrying their owners and their gear to remote destinations to do things like fish, camp, bike, kayak, or canoe. In that regard, it’s quite similar to Ford’s European Active models.
Those that desire a bit more off-road capability than these models can provide can move up to the growing Tremor lineup, a full-fledged trim level that’s now available on the Ford Ranger, Ford F-150, and Ford Super Duty pickups. Finally, more hardcore off-roaders looking to conquer the toughest trails have the Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford F-150 Raptor, and Ford Bronco (as well as the Ford Bronco Warthog) available.