Bridging a Gap: 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
As popular (again) as trucks and SUVs are these days, it makes sense for Ford to fill in segment gaps by doing the same with spaces in its Explorer lineup.
Back when the original Ford Explorer launched, the people of Generation X were kids, college grads, and everything in between. They probably had posters of Lamborghini Diablos and Ferrari Testarossas on their bedroom walls. Now that they’re older, a lot of them get the Ford Explorer Sport.
The most experienced off-roading men even get stuck on risky routes just as this noob has in his lifted ‘98 Explorer indicating once again it is good to be prepared on any terrain.
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.