The 2021 Ford Explorer adds four new colors to its roster: Carbonized Gray, Stone Gray, Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Forged Green. Here’s our first look at the Forged Green option, which was added mid-year into the lineup.
Assigned order code L9, Forged Green is a metallic color that’s one of ten colors available for the 2021 Ford Explorer.
Forged Green is a no-cost option available on all trims except for Base, on which it is not available. Otherwise, the color can be paired with every interior colorway.
Ford Explorer Trim Levels:
- Timberline (new for 2021)
- King Ranch (new for 2021)
Ford Explorer Interior Color Combinations:
- Ebony with Light Slate
- Light Slate
- Light Sandstone
As of this writing, the 2021 Explorer is available at the retail level, as the Ford Chicago Assembly plant has been producing the three-row since late 2020, although output at the facility has been significantly hampered by the ongoing microchip shortage. As Ford Authority previously reported, The Blue Oval opted to reduce availability of paddle shifters and roof rails for 2021 model year Explorers. That said, the three-row crossover is set to gain some notable additions later this year, in the form of the Outfitters cargo management accessory bundles, value-oriented Enthusiast ST model, and the all-new Explorer King Ranch. The off-road oriented Explorer Timberline is due to hit dealer lots soon as well, and we recently had an opportunity to photograph one up close at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.
The 2021 Explorer rides on the Ford CD6 platform shared with the 2021 Lincoln Aviator. Ford completely redesigned the Ford Explorer for the 2020 model year, which represents the sixth-generation of the nameplate.