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2022 Ford Explorer Gains New Burgundy Velvet Metallic Color: First Look

The 2022 Ford Explorer adds two new colors to its roster: Stone Blue and Burgundy Velvet. Here’s our first look at the burgundy color option.

Assigned order code R3, Burgundy Velvet is one of nine colors available for the 2022 Ford Explorer, which include:

  • Agate Black
  • Carbonized Gray
  • Star White
  • Forged Green
  • Atlas Blue
  • Rapid Red
  • Iconic Silver
  • Oxford White
  • Stone Blue (new for 2022)
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic (new for 2022)

Burgundy Velvet is a $495 option available on XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels. As such, it is not offered on Base, ST-Line, or ST trim levels. However, it can be paired with all interior color combinations offered on those trim levels with which it’s available: Sandstone, Ebony with Light Slate Uppers, and Light Slate.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels:

  • Base
  • XLT
  • ST-Line
  • Timberline
  • Limited
  • ST
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum

Ford Explorer Interior Color Combinations:

  • Sandstone
  • Ebony with Light Slate
  • Light Slate
  • Ebony
  • Java
  • Light Sandstone

As of this writing, the 2022 Explorer is available at dealers nationwide since the Ford Chicago Assembly plant has been producing the current model since November 2021. However, models in the new Burgundy Velvet Metallic color are few and far between.

What’s more, Explorer is one of Ford’s vehicles awaiting microchips, and additional supply chain constraints have led to some creative de-contenting on the part of automakers including Ford. For instance, FoMoCo has been offering customers the ability to delete some features and take delivery of their vehicles sooner. Some of these features include auto engine start/stop, as well as multicontour seats and second-row climate controls.

It’s also worth noting that the 2022 model year has received several other updates beyond the two new colors, including dropping standard four-wheel drive in favor of rear-wheel-drive, a choice of a second-row bench seat or captain’s chairs at no additional cost, a second-row bench seat option on the Timberline model, new seat trim for XLT Sport Appearance Package, and a standard Technology Package for King Ranch and Platinum trims.

It is also worth noting that the three-row crossover earned the highest rating in the IIHS safety test, making it one of 10 vehicles to successfully pass out of the 18 models competing in the segment.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Explorer soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Explorer news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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  1. Ted Afanasiev

    “Explorer Job 3 Burgundy Velvet – May 05, 2022
    The paint Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (R3) was effected out for Job 3. The plant will no longer be producing 22MY Explorer units with this paint. Existing units will need to be spec changed to a different paint in CONCEPS by Zone Managers.”


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