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2025 Ford Explorer Teased Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Reveal: Video

As Ford Authority exclusively reported last September, the upcoming Ford Explorer refresh that was originally planned for the 2024 model year was later pushed back to 2025, meaning that the 2024 model year will be a short one for the long-running crossover. In fact, 2024 Explorer production just kicked off at Chicago Assembly plant on January 2nd, though it’s only expected to last for a couple of months before 2025 Ford Explorer production takes over. Now, The Blue Oval has teased the 2025 Ford Explorer in this short video posted to X, while also revealing that the refreshed crossover will make its official debut tomorrow.

Over the past several months, Ford Authority has spotted a bevy of refreshed Explorer prototypes out testing – many of them devoid of any type of camouflage whatsoever, meaning that we already know essentially what it’ll look like – a list that includes the new Active trim, the off-road focused Timberline, and the sportier ST-Line – along with a peek at its interior. There, we got a good look at the Explorer’s revised center stack and dashboard, as well as its larger infotainment screen that is expected to launch with the recently-revealed next-generation Blue Oval infotainment software developed in conjunction with Google.

2024 Ford Explorer ST-Line Rear

Styling-wise, the 2025 Ford Explorer is more evolutionary than revolutionary, though it does sport a few notable changes – including, as we can see here – a revised front and rear fascia, as well as taillights that extend into the tailgate for a cleaner, more modern look. Though an all-electric version of the Explorer is set to be produced at the automaker’s Oakville Assembly plant starting in 2025, the ICE model will continue to be built at the Chicago Assembly plant through the duration of the UAW’s new contract with Ford, which is set to expire in May 2028.

We’ll have more on the 2025 Ford Explorer soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Explorer news and non-stop 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. Bob Dobson

    QC is the main issue with the Explorer…..CAP has a terrible reputation of QC issues

    Lets hope SYNC3 is gone!

  2. Jim

    I shall cherish the XLT badge on my 21. I don’t understand, how can you have an Explorer without an XLT . I guess its not the Active.

    1. Scott

      unfortunate that you didn’t know of the TIMBERLINE.. Love my ’21 … with LED light strips up front.

  3. Gary

    I sure hope the 2025 Explorer has a new dash and with a good wide built in horizontal screen instead of the awful Vertical screen. When my lease was up on my 2020 ST I passed on the 2023 and 2024 as the dash with their stick on screen was terrible. Also the interior for what they are charging needs a lot of improvement., If that is the case with the 2025 I will consider it

    1. Mitch

      I’m with you on their horrible stick-on screen. The only Ford with a decent screen layout is the F150/Superduty.

      I’ve been a Ford buyer for life and a current Explorer owner. I’m seriously considering the Chevy Traverse, because of the dash layout.

  4. zeba

    Ugly fat front grill. The range rover narrow grill looks much better

  5. Bob

    Ugly grill. I agree.


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