Ford Sollers Starts Building Facelifted Explorer In Russia, Prices It From $40,500

While Ford’s European SUV lineup includes the EcoSport, Kuga and Edge, Russia also gets the facelifted Explorer.

Ford and its joint venture partner Sollers have launched full-cycle production of the Explorer at their plant in Elabuga, Republic of Tatarstan. The facelifted Ford Explorer is available for Russian customers in four grades (XLT, Limited, Limited Plus, Sport), with prices starting from 2,599,000 Roubles ($40,480).

The Explorer is offered in Russia with two engines, the Cyclone 3.5-liter V6 delivering 249hp and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivering 345hp. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The refreshed Explorer has been specially tailored for Russian customers by Ford Sollers’ local R&D team and has passed numerous tests on local roads and in Russian weather conditions in different climate zones. Modifications include the engines calibrated for RON 92 gasoline, enhanced winter options and sound insulation, as well as a 12-year perforation corrosion warranty.

The Explorer is the fifth new model Ford Sollers is launching on the Russian market this year, following the Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and Transit, as well as the recent start of local engine production.

Standard equipment for the base Explorer XLT includes a heated windscreen, LED headlamps, Keyless Entry and Start, rear view camera with washer, Front and Rear park aid and 10-way power front seats adjustment. The Limited grade adds new equipment such as front split-view camera, hands-free liftgate and inflatable rear safety belts.

Advanced technologies available on the new Explorer also include Enhanced Active park assist with perpendicular park assist, Lane-keeping system and Ford SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car connectivity system with the advanced navigation system.

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