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Jan
08

Green news from Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Co. is hinting at a new, more fuel-efficient direction of its iconic Explorer sport utility vehicle with a concept that will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.The most radical change: The Explorer America concept is built on a more car-like unibody frame, rather than the traditional truck frame, to reduce weight by 150 pounds and improve drivability. But Ford says the Explorer America is still roomy enough for six passengers and gear, and can tow 3,500 pounds.

The Explorer America improves fuel economy by 20 to 30 percent compared with today’s V-6 Ford Explorer, depending on the engine. Choices include Ford’s new EcoBoost gas turbocharged direct-injection engine — a four-cylinder, two-liter engine that would provide 275 horsepower — and a V-6 with 340 horsepower.

Lightweight materials, smaller but more powerful engines, aerodynamic improvements and fuel-saving electric power-assisted steering are among the other ways Ford dropped weight from the vehicle to improve fuel economy.

*Go Dearborn!

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