Recently, foreign media have made spy photos of test car of new Chevrolet Explorer. This is also first time a test of new Explorer is being exposed. This time, Explorer is not Explorer EV from earlier, it will be a successor model to current model's fuel version and is expected to be released in 2023.
The exterior design of new Chevrolet Explorer has undergone major changes. Although test car has a fairly dense camouflage, you can still see that there are serious changes in outlines. Compared with current model, overall shape is more rigid, and shape of front is also more rigid. The headlights seem to use a split structure. The interior of headlights does not seem to be final design, but square headlights also look very rigid..
The standard figure of an urban SUV is visible from side, and space seems to be optimized. The more square shape of cabin also increases rear space and luggage space. Another detail is ground clearance. This mid-size SUV seems to have good ground clearance. For a city SUV, its all-terrain ability is perhaps to be expected.
The design of rear of car has not yet been finalized, showing temporary taillights similar to those of Jeep Compass. Whether it has a through design is still unknown. While it is difficult to judge a certain style of design.
In terms of power, new model will most likely use existing 1.5t and 2.0t powertrains. The current model's maximum output is 124kW and 174kW, respectively. Some of power can be upgraded to a 48V light hybrid system. 2.0 Models T An all-wheel drive system will be provided.
The appearance of new Chevrolet Explorer will undergo more changes. Compared to current model, it will be more rigid. For a model that has been on market for a while, new exterior design will definitely bring more freshness. The new vehicle may be introduced in 2023, and domestic market is also expected to arrive at same time. The performance of current Explorer in China is tepid. Although mechanical part has been upgraded many times, exterior design really has a feel. This time, taking on a completely new shape, I believe that it will provide researcher with more options.