The electric Ford Explorer bound for Europe debuted late last month as the first of two new EVs bound for that region that ride on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, with the second due to be unveiled shortly. The brand new EV crossover will soon embark on a trip around the globe with travel influencer Lexie Alford, though it will not be sold alongside its ICE brethren in Europe as FoMoCo aims to transform its entire passenger vehicle lineup there to EVs by 2030 or sooner. We’ve already gotten a good, detailed look at the latest addition to that expanding list of offerings, but it also had us wondering – what if The Blue Oval decides to supplement it with an electric Ford Explorer ST?
Thus, we came up with a couple of renderings imagining what that might look like, given what we’ve come to expect from Ford’s high-performance ST models in general. This treatment starts up front, where the Explorer EV’s body-color fascia has been blacked-out, giving it a sportier look, along with a red ST badge to declare its intentions as a speedier, sportier version of the soon-to-be mass produced model.
Moving down the side, our hypothetical electric Ford Explorer ST wears a large set of split-spoke wheels wrapped with high-performance tires that further aid performance, along with a black roof and lower panel treatment to give it more of a two-tone look that slims the crossover up as well. Moving to the rear, we can see yet another red ST badge on the tailgate, along with blacked-out trim to round out the appearance upgrades.
As far as power goes, Ford hasn’t yet released any specifics regarding what motivates the new Explorer EV, so it’s unclear what sort of upgrades we could expect to see from an ST version. However, we would expect such a machine to utilize a pair of electric motors – one at each end – churning out a solid amount of combined power, just like the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, combined with suspension and brake upgrades. Given the fact that Europeans are likely to continue to seek out exciting alternatives to everyday transportation, such a machine makes a whole lot of sense, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it come to fruition at some point in the future.
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