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Old 08-24-2018, 09:06 PM
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Unfortunately, it looks too much like the current Explorer. All of that vehicle's awkward design cues have been retained.
I think we need to wait to see the civilian version before making final judgments. I originally agreed with your thought that this new version hews too close to its predecessor in appearance, but having just seen a current version on the road today, I think the new version is much less bulbous with shorter overhangs and more wheelbase. I think it will have nice presence on the road in much the same way the Aviator does. The Aviator is certainly the nicer of the two, as it should be.
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Old 08-25-2018, 06:49 PM
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I just don't get why the inner lower edge of the headlights isn't lined up with the edges of the grille. It looks like someone made a mistake.
That bothers me too. The whole front end looks oddly flat as well; hopefully the civilian version has a different grille that alleviates that somewhat. Otherwise it looks good, with really nice proportions.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:49 AM
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I've read elsewhere that there will be several grill types offered, so I don't think what we see on this PI version represents what we'll see on the civilian version.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:56 PM
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I've read elsewhere that there will be several grill types offered, so I don't think what we see on this PI version represents what we'll see on the civilian version.
The civilian version will definitely have different grille pattern options but the actual grille shape which extends under the headlights will most likely be the same.

Overall, I like the new design, particularly the RWD-proportions with the front wheels pushed forward.

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Old 08-26-2018, 02:56 PM
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...Overall, I like the new design, particularly the RWD-proportions with the front wheels pushed forward.
Except that if you look at the current Explorer and this one, the front wheels are NOT discernibly pushed forward. The relationship of the windshield to the front centerline is very similar as is the amount of fender before the doors.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:14 PM
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Except that if you look at the current Explorer and this one, the front wheels are NOT discernibly pushed forward. The relationship of the windshield to the front centerline is very similar as is the amount of fender before the doors.
You can clearly see the front wheel is farther forward in the comparison photo. I think you're just getting thrown off by the larger (thicker) wheel arch cladding, the amount of fender between the front wheel arch and front door is actually larger.

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Old 08-26-2018, 09:25 PM
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Look up the word "slight". It's looking like CD6 is essentially CD4/5 with a longitudinal engine so it can pull off the FWD/AWD/RWD flexibility that Ford promises, thus the engine is still ahead of the front axle as opposed to behind it in the tradition of real RWD.

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Old 08-26-2018, 10:13 PM
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Look up the word "slight". It's looking like CD6 is essentially CD4/5 with a longitudinal engine so it can pull off the FWD/AWD/RWD flexibility that Ford promises, thus the engine is still ahead of the front axle as opposed to behind it in the tradition of real RWD.
Most of the engine is actually behind the front axle line.

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:35 AM
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LOL really wedged in apparently.

I wonder what cars will be on CD6. Mustang? Continental?
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:16 AM
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LOL really wedged in apparently.

I wonder what cars will be on CD6. Mustang? Continental?
Apparently the Mustang IS moving to CD6 in 2021 with RWD and AWD.
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