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.