COOL AND COMFORTABLE INSIDE
The Explorer Sport Trac concept's all-new interior features four-bucket captains' chairs in a roomy cabin. A strong foundation from the F-150 and the Explorer led design of the two-tone Light Ice Blue and Midnight Navy interior. The cool colors emphasize urban style and street rod simplicity.
The Light Ice leather seats are trimmed with navy embossed mesh on the seat backs and inserts, and the color palette is repeated in trim touches throughout the cabin, including the front and rear center console, headliner, door trim panels, instrument panel and shifter. The Sport Trac concept's shifter is moved to the floor for a performance-oriented look and feel.
SIMPLE LINES FOR STREET ROD STYLE
The Explorer Sport Trac concept is nearly five inches longer, two inches wider and sits two inches lower than today's current Sport Trac model. The dropped posture combines with massive 21-inch gunmetal wheels and a ground-effects look to give a dominant, low and fast appearance.
The Sport Trac concept is offering a lot more, but with lines that increase the crossover truck's sophistication. Racing cues are incorporated throughout, including two side scoops located just in front of the A-pillar and well-integrated twin hood scoops in the powerdome area.
STREET-SAVVY FRONT TO REAR
At the rear, the Explorer Sport Trac concept incorporates a spoiler look to give the sense of speed and dynamics, but does so with a subtle reshaping of the top lip of the cargo box. Below, flush taillights draw truck lineage from the F-150. The pickup hallmarks are repeated in the flared box sides of the cargo bed to mark the Sport Trac as part truck, part SUV.
Power cues remind observers that this is a performance vehicle, in the form of strong, bright exhaust pipe extensions from the rear. Also dominant, is a strong rear logo with an integrated badge that aligns with taillamp graphics.
Sport Trac's color-coordinated cargo bed shows the utility of the vehicle and thoughtfulness of design. Hatches open into "saddlebag" compartments on either side of the cargo bed to offer storage in a previously unused area. Crafted-in sockets allow a user to drop in a 2x4 board to make an elevated cargo surface capable of holding 4x8-foot sheets of material.
Increased height makes the load bed about 30 percent larger than today's model for increased cargo capacity, while the Sport Trac concept also has an available swing-over tubular bed extender that dramatically increases the ability to haul oversized cargo. A cargo box power point increases support utility for anything from tailgate parties to construction projects.