Bob Lutz’s Ford Explorer Forever Altered the SUV Landscape
During Bob Lutz’s short stay at Ford’s truck division he forever changed the light-duty 4-door SUV market developing the Explorer to take on Jeep’s popular Cherokee.
This week’s Muddy video is a little longer than usual, but it has a great deal more content than our average muddin’ video.
Ford makes cars, crossovers, vans, trucks, and SUVs. When it comes to the bottom line, it translates all of those into numbers.
It is unusual for a random flyby to be featured on Truckin’ Fast rather than a drag strip run or an actual race of some sort, but for this week’s video, I wanted to give a hat tip to the Explorer community.
We really have to say, we love the Ford Explorer. The younger sibling to the Ford Bronco II and competition to the Jeep Cherokee and Chevrolet Blazer back when it first came around, these rides have been strutting their stuff for a little while now.