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2024 Ford Explorer Timberline Spotted Completely Undisguised

Last week, Ford Authority reported that the 2024 Ford Explorer Timberline is set to utilize the same exact front end design as the current, 2023 model – which is notable given the fact that this will not be the case with much of the rest of the lineup, as the long-running crossover is set to receive a refresh complete with a revised front fascia. Now, Ford Authority has spotted a 2024 Ford Explorer Timberline out driving around completely undisguised, confirming this earlier report.

As we can see in these photos, the front end of the 2024 Ford Explorer Timberline is unchanged – it’s still sporting the same headlights, grille, bumpers, and other design elements present on the off-road-focused model, which debuted in 2020 for the 2021 model year, a year after the crossover itself received a redesign for the 2020 model year. This means that the more rugged version could be in line for an update after 2024, putting it on a slightly different timeline than the rest of the Explorer lineup.

However, the 2024 Explorer Timberline won’t soldier on completely unchanged – rather, it features the same new liftgate and rear lighting setup that we’ve already seen on other prototypes, and it will also receive the same interior revisions as its counterparts, too.

This latest sighting adds to a long list of prototypes that Ford Authority has caught out and about, many of them devoid of any sort of camo designed to conceal the crossover’s refreshed exterior appearance. Thus far, that list includes the high-performance ST, the luxurious Platinum, and the brand new Active, along with the crossover’s revised interior, which will boast a larger touchscreen, among other updates.

In general, the 2024 Explorer lineup is set to receive a number of updates as part of its forthcoming refresh, including the aforementioned revised front end design, along with a redesigned liftgate that seemingly drew inspiration from its Chinese counterpart and the previous generation Explorer. Aside from a few updates to its exterior, the crossover is also expected to receive an all-new center stack with Sync 4 or the long-awaited Google infotainment system, while BlueCruise will likely become available along with the refresh, too.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Explorer soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Explorer news, and continuous Ford news updates.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Outlook214

    Farley is probably thinking of a cool new trim level like the “Timberline-Line”, which uses the same exterior, but different cheaper interior appointments and cost just as much. They might even detune the engine.

  2. Ryan

    I love how it’s a grandma driving it, quite the staff of test drivers

    1. Mackie

      I think it’s Mrs. Doubtfire.

  3. John

    I’d expect this vehicle to have a laundry list of recalls after its release. Farley is far too invested in his EVs that nobody wants to care about the quality of the gas powered cars. Ford needs a new CEO and Board of Directors.

  4. Sunlinerwhite

    Bored with Ford.

  5. Shelbykl

    This needs the 3.0 V6 ecoboost as standard or at least as an option. It really needs the power for offroading like the Jeep not to mention a smoother and more responsive engine then the 2.3 ecoboost. Drop the 3.0 in this trim I would buy it wright now.


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