When I first saw the Explorer a few months back I thought the fascia looked like a cross between the new Edge and the old Edge, but there are other versions of this fascia which are better looking. I actually haven't seen this grille version until now and it's a little...off.
My first thought. The thicker cladding over the wheel arches makes it appear to have a lower belt line, and the C-Pillars extra rake as well as the character lines on the side angled upwards as they lead back have done wonders to an already handsome design.
Also not a fan of the grille's line joining the bottom of the headlight. In isolation it's ok but the overall view of the grille then looks weird.