SOUTHFIELD, MI – The Ford Explorer’s ’06 powertrain menu will get an extra valve and a load more horses, part of an under-hood upgrade that will include the company’s first 6-speed automatic transmission to be developed in-house. The changes come as part of a vehicle refreshening slated for second-half 2005. (See related story: ’06 Explorer to Get 6-Speed) Explorer to get output boost. Ford Motor Co. plans to fit a 3-valve V-8 in the Explorer and its Mercury Mountaineer platform ...
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