Amid increasing numbers of manufacturers that favour other international launch and show calendar events over the frosty Detroit event, the new Explorer was one of the headline acts this year, with a packed auditorium for the big reveal.
Take a good look at our photo gallery above and let us know what you think.
There’s no plan to bring the left-hand drive-only model Down Under at this stage, says Ford Australia, but with a local demand for large affordable family wagons that like to leave the asphalt behind, we’re sure the Explorer would be a big hit here.
Three variants were revealed in Motown this week including a four-cylinder, a V6 and a hybrid.
What’s your pick and can you imagine the Explorer lined up in local showrooms alongside an Everest, Endura and Mustang?