Find out a little bit more about the 2011 Ford Explorer, inside.

When the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer comes to market, it will get 30% better fuel economy than the current V6-equipped model, according to the automaker.  Though Ford did not provide specific figures, the next-gen Explorer should deliver 18mpg city, 26 mpg highway, using an inline-four EcoBoost engine.

Sadly, the American company still refuses to send out official photos of the next Explorer in an effort to milk their pre-reveal teaser marketing efforts dry.

The company claims that the new 2.0-liter engine will not sacrifice in power.  They say it will deliver similar figures as the 210-horsepower (157 kW) 4.0-liter V6 that kicks out 254 ft-lb (354 Nm) of torque.  This is not surprising, as the Explorer America concept meant to prove this point with a turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost four cylinder that kicked out 275 horsepower (205 kW) and 280 ft·lbf (380 N·m) of torque.  The fifth-generation SUV's powertrain will include a six-speed automatic transmission and twin independent variable camshaft timing.

The 2011 Ford Explorer will hit showrooms later this year.  The SUV's public debut is scheduled for July 26 in New York.

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