- See an aa Ford Explorer Sport Trac for the Explorer-based pickup truck
The Ford Explorer is a mid-size SUV sauld in North Americae an biggit bi the Ford Motor Company syne 1990, as a replacement for the smaller but reliable Ford Bronco II. It is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky (it wis an aa assembled in Hazelwood, Missouri till the plant closed on Mairch 10, 2006). The Ford Explorer wis instrumental in turnin the SUV frae a special-interest vehicle intae ane o the maist popular vehicle types on the road. It is markit as Ford's anerlie mid-sized SUV an is slottit atween the lairger Ford Expedition an the smawer Ford Escape. Tho the Ford Escape is a crossower an the Expedition an Explorer ar traditional SUVs, Ford considers aw three vehicles tae mak up thair "SUV" portfolio. Thair "crossower" portfolio consists o the Ford Flex an the Ford Edge.
The Explorer haes an aa been involved in controversy, efter a spate o fatal rollower accidents involvin Explorers fittit wi Firestone tyres.
Baith twa-door Explorer Sport an fower-door models o Explorer hae been sauld. Pairt-time fower-wheel drive is an available option, an syne 1995 this haes been a 'shift on the flee' seestem wi full pertection against bein engaged at hie speed.
A specially modified Special Service Vehicle version is an aa available frae Ford Fleet for law enforcement agencies, fire departments, an EMS agencies.
Explorer wis an aa the name o a trim package offered on the Ford F-Series trucks frae 1968 tae 1986.
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