What Ford Revealed at This Year’s Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show is one of the most influential and important events in the automotive industry. Being held since 1907, the show has an immense amount of tradition surrounding it and Ford has been proud to be able to show their vehicles at this event for many years. This year, Ford is showing off two new vehicle designs that will be released in 2020. The Ford Explorer and the Mustang Shelby GT500 are getting a facelift and we could not be more excited to see them on the road.


The Ford Explorer has a rich history, as it is the all-time-top-selling SUV in American history with over 8 million units sold since the first generation went into production in 1991. The 2020 model will bring a lot of new features to the vehicle, which will continue to make it the best SUV in the United States. Engineers who have been working on the 6th generation of the Explorer, which is the 2020 model, set out the make the SUV as consumer friendly as possible. They have added extra interior storage that has not been seen in past models and a “landing pad” inside the back doors that will allow owners to load items onto the roof, as a big selling point for this model is that it is very capable of adventure and long road trips. It also has new family friendly accessories, such as square cup holders that are for juice boxers and a reinforced center council that is capable of holding the weight of a child, as engineers observed that children tend to sit and climb over the center council very often. One of the most useful additions to this model, in my opinion, is the reversible cargo floor in the rear. It can be turned over to show a rubber covering, that is very easy to clean, for passengers with muddy or wet shoes. This addition shows that Ford is really trying to cater to the adventures out there. Not all of the details for the new model have been released, but from what we have seen so far we expect to see some more groundbreaking additions!


The Mustang GT500 is another Ford vehicle with a long and successful history. This vehicle can be considered a legitimate racecar because of the power it packs. We know that the 2020 model will have a supercharged version of the 5.2L V8 engine that is currently in the GT350. But, this engine will generate over 700 hp, which is an ABSURD amount of power considering the GT that races in the Le Mans, the oldest sport racing event that is held in France, has 647 hp. Also, the GT500 packs 650 pound-feet of torque. The engine will also have an Eaton TVS R2650 supercharger atop the new engine. Other additions to this new engine include a new cast-aluminum structural oil pan, an air-to-liquid intercooler that is mounted to the supercharger, an new and upgraded radiator design, an engine-oil cooler, and a transmission-oil cooler. With all of these additions, the GT500 is able to go from zero to 60 in a little over 3 seconds, which is faster than the ZL1 and the 797 hp Hellcat.


We are as excited as you to hear more about what new accessories these vehicles will have to offer consumers, as Ford has made it clear that they intend to stay on top of the competition. If you just can’t wait to get into a new Mustang or Explorer, come see us at Loudon Motors Ford. We have a variety of both vehicles.


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