For 2018, the Explorer is available with an embedded 4G modem with a Wi-Fi hotspot that supports as many as 10 devices at once and projects a signal up to 50 feet away from the vehicle. SYNC Connect allows drivers to locate their cars and check vehicle diagnostics from anywhere. Finally, a new Safe and Smart Package bundles adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake assist, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane keeping, auto high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.
That's pretty much it. But if the Explorer's minor updates don't excite you, Ford wants you to know that a lot more SUVs are coming to whet the appetites of millennials and baby boomers across America. "Two sets of consumers – millennials and baby boomers – are driving this growth," says Ford VP Mark LaNeve, "and Ford will be ready with a full portfolio of SUVs to meet their needs." In other words, stay tuned for more.