History shows that The Wizard of Oz, and Gone with the Wind were the first movies screened in Technicolor. Motorola introduced us to the first mobile phone, and in 1981, Video Killed the Radio Star was the first music video played over MTV. A little under a decade later we would be introduced to the SUV which brought SUVs to American homes. The Ford Explorer.
Introduced 2 generations ago in the Philippines, the Ford Explorer has made great strides in styling from its early days in the market. Going through the famed Explorer SportTrac pick-up style body, and Eddie Bauer editions, the 2016 Ford Explorer Sport is an experience for all the senses. Let’s start with the styling of the exterior. A handsome chiseled front fascia greets you. The grille, and “EXPLORER” above it, painted in a high gloss black separates the Sport variant from the rest of the variants. The rear is also sculpted in the same handsome chiseled way as the front. If you could compare this to an American icon, it would be a pair of Jordans. Handsome, and capable. The interior is of equal good looks. Seats, and the steering wheel being wrapped in beautiful supple leather, and interior panels with soft touch materials. Interior accents in beautiful aluminum like material, and piano black inserts by the entertainment console. The headrests have monitors in them for the rear passengers, with independent entertainment in each monitor. Sitting inside a Ford Explorer makes you feel like you’re sitting in clear success, and when people see you in this handsome vehicle, they know you’ve done something correct in your life to afford it.
Driving this beast is an absolute treat for the EKG machine. The 2016 Ford Explorer Sport will make simple commutes a thrilling drive not only for you, but also for your family in the rear. A quick step on the gas pedal wakes up the 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged, V6 Ford EcoBoost engine, which will throw you back, into your seat. Power is delivered silky smooth via a 6-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox, which can be manipulated by paddles on the back of the steering wheel. Having tuned sports suspension, and beautifully painted 20-inch wheels, makes a play date with the twists in the road. It isn’t all just brute strength, but the explorer provides safety too. With park assist, and a 180 degree camera, Ford makes sure you and your loved ones, and this vehicle, which you will easily fall in love with, will stay protected.
It’s a David, and Goliath argument with practical car buyers. Many vehicles in the SUV body style will fall under the Explorer Sport’s PHP2,819,000 price tag, but if you are even considering the Ford Explorer Sport as a vehicle to purchase there should be no thought process. You get it, because you can. Arriving in an Explorer Sport oozes success, and lets everybody know you’ve arrived in life. Think of it as less of a David, and Goliath argument, but more of David Beckham, and David Coulthard