An all-new, sixth-generation Ford Explorer will debut in 2019 for the 2020 model year. The all new 2020 Ford Explorer was officially debuted on January 9, 2019 before the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The 2020 Ford Explorer is built on the new rear-wheel-drive based CD6 platform shared with the new Lincoln Aviator.
The Ford Explorer was introduced in March 1990 for the 1991 model year. Ford Explorer has since gone through six generations of the Explorer.
First generation (1991–1994)
Second generation (1995–2003)
Third generation (2002–2005)
Fourth generation (2006–2010)
Fifth generation (2011–2019)
Sixth generation (2020 – present)