FoMoCo to debut new traction control on 2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer, which will make its world debut later this year, will come with a new control system that lets drivers select how much traction they want based on the road conditions they are traveling on. The picture above shows a dial at the center of the console, which drives can use to select between four modes including: normal roads, muddy or rutted roads, snowy roads or sand.

When the driver selects a desired mode, the Explorer will adjust the engine, transmission, brakes, wheel rotation speed and other systems.

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The new tractions control system will come standard on all all-wheel-drive versions of the 2011 Explorer.

Ford confirmed that its new 2.0L 4-cylinder EcoBoost will debut in the next-generation Ford Explorer and Ford Edge. Production of the next-generation Explorer will start at FoMoCo’s Chicago Assembly Plant beginning in the fourth quarter of this year, bringing approximately 1,200 new jobs to the Chicago region.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: FreePress