June 30, 1999 – Highlights of the Ford, Eddie Bauer partnership
FORD-EDDIE BAUER PARTNERSHIP
- The 1999 model year marks the 17th anniversary
of the relationship between Ford and Eddie Bauer.
- The 1984 Ford Bronco II was the first Ford vehicle to feature
the Eddie Bauer edition premium trim package.
- Over the past 17 years, several models of Ford pickups, sport
utilities and minivans have carried the Eddie Bauer name, as well
as its adventurous spirit. These have included Ford Bronco II,
Bronco, Aerostar minivan and F-Series, as well as the current
Explorer and Expedition models.
- From its beginnings as a downtown Seattle outfitter in 1920,
Eddie Bauer has grown to more than 600 stores throughout North
America, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. Ford Eddie Bauer
edition vehicles are featured in Eddie Bauer catalogs that are
distributed to millions of its customers; in promotional brochures
and store displays; and on its Web site.
1999 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER EDITION
- New Eddie Bauer edition features on the 1999 Ford Explorer
include redesigned rocker panel; wheel lip/body-side moldings;
HomeLink Universal Transmitter with TravelNote; Reverse Sensing
System (which uses sonar to detect certain objects in the vehicle’s
path while backing up, then sounds warning beeps); available front
side air bags and heated front seats; and Eddie Bauer emblems.
- The first Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition was unveiled in
1991. In the eight years since, Explorer has been the best-selling
sport utility ever. Its 1998 sales of 431,488 beat its
nearest competitor by almost 2-1 ratio. Explorers with Eddie Bauer
trim level in 1998 accounted for 48,680 sales.
- The Eddie Bauer edition was first offered on the Ford Expedition
in 1996. Expedition has been the sales leader in its segment since
its introduction that same year. Expeditions sold with Eddie Bauer
trim level in 1998 accounted for 98,823 sales.
CELEBRATION OF THE MILLIONTH EDDIE BAUER EDITION
- The one million Ford Eddie Bauer edition vehicles sold to
date represent more trucks and SUVs than there are residents in
each of eight U.S. states* and the District of Columbia.
- If you lined up one million Eddie Bauer edition vehicles into
one (very long) caravan, it would reach from approximately New
York City to Los Angeles (2,787 miles), with almostenough vehicles
left over to stretch to San Diego (243 miles) and back to L.A.**
* Alaska, Delaware, Montana, N. Dakota, Rhode Island,
S. Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming
** Length of the ’99 Ford Explorer 4×2 = 190.7 in
(or 15.8916 feet, rounded to 16)
5820 ft. = 1 mile; 330 Explorers/mile;
it’s 2,787 miles from New York City to L.A.
Therefore, it would take 919,710 cars to reach L.A.
with 243 miles left over (or 80,290 cars); &
LA to San Diego is 122 (or 244 roundtrip)
[All mileage from 1991 edition of the AAA Road