The only reason people walked in the Chevy booth

There’s no denying that the Ford Explorer is a popular SUV. America’s best-selling crossover with more than seven million units sold 1990s, the Explorer is an SUV that Chevy can’t keep up with. The sixth-gen model just debuted at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show and stole the show by drawing a big crowd of journalists at the Ford booth. Actually, the Explorer was the only reason why people gathered in the Chevrolet booth, from where they watched the unveiling event.

Ford Explorer steals the show in Detroit
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The attention it grabbed at the Cobo Center is that much more impressive given that the Explorer made its debut last week.

Detroit was its first outing, with all of the information released last week, when Ford also published a big batch of photos.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the sixth-gen Explorer is a massive departure from its predecessor. It has a rear-driven platform now, an updated 2.3-liter EcoBoost mill and a new 3.0-liter V-6. Both deliver more oomph than rival offerings, especially when compared to the Chevy Traverse, and enable the Explorer to tow up to 5,600 pounds, a 12-percent increase.

Ford Explorer steals the show in Detroit
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But the Detroit even brought new stuff as well.

Ford unveiled the Explorer ST, which comes with an impressive 400-horsepower and 415-pound-foot rating, as well as a Track Pack.

More importantly, Ford released a hybrid version of the Explorer. It’s very similar to the Aviator under the skin, but it pairs a naturally aspirated, 3.3-liter V-6 to an electric motor.

Stay tuned for more info on these versions and check out our full review of the latest Explorer.

Further reading

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid promises 500 miles range
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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid promises 500 miles range

2020 Ford Explorer ST has 400 HP, wants to be taken seriously as a performance SUV
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2020 Ford Explorer ST has 400 HP, wants to be taken seriously as a performance SUV

2020 Ford Explorer
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Read our full review on the 2020 Ford Explorer.

2016 Ford Explorer High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Ford Explorer.

Six Generations of the Ford Explorer
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Six Generations of the Ford Explorer

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