is designed for up to six passengers while improving fuel economy by 20 to 30 percent relative to the current V6 Explorer. The powertrain packages in the concept vehicle include a two-liter four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost gas engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 280 ft·lbf (380 N·m) of torque, and a 3.5L V6 version EcoBoost with 340 hp (254 kW) and up to 340 ft·lbf (460 N·m) of torque
Being a concept, some liberties were taken. There are no B-pillars in this design study. And it has sliding rear doors to make the loading involved in everyday chores easier
Switching to a crossover from a body-on-frame SUV results in a lighter vehicle (by 150 pounds), still with six-passenger, three-row seating and all-wheel-drive. Further gains in efficiency come from improved aerodynamics and a 340-hp, 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct-injection (GTDI) V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-shift control that allows the driver to turn a dial to select and hold a lower gear when conditions warrant.