December 9, 1999 – 2001 Ford Explorer Sport and Sport Trac are Priced to Represent Value

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport and Sport Trac are Priced to Represent Value

DEARBORN, Dec. 8, 1999 – The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport and 2001 Explorer Sport Trac are designed to build on the leadership position Explorer has enjoyed since its debut nearly a decade ago. And with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices ranging from $22,225 (for the 4×2 model) to $25,245 (for the 4×4 model) for the Explorer Sport, and $23,050 (for the 4×2 model) to $25,820 (for the 4×4 model) for the Explorer Sport Trac, these two new sport utility vehicles are sure to keep the love affair with Explorer going strong in the new millennium.

“Both of these great new vehicles represent strong value for today’s demanding consumer,” says Jim O’Connor, Ford Motor Company vice president and president, Ford Division. “These are both unique vehicles that extend the Explorer brand and appeal to a broader range of customers that are younger and more adventurous. We believe they will be great hits in the marketplace.”

Explorer Sport Trac combines the benefits of the four-door Explorer with the added utility of a 4-foot long cargo area made of durable sheet molding composite – a first in the segment – for “one-vehicle-does-it-all” versatility. The cargo area features, which include an optional device that extends the length of the cargo area and an optional lockable hard tonneau cover, allow it to be converted easily to accommodate a wide variety of cargo. In dealer showrooms early next year, Explorer Sport Trac will be the first vehicle of its kinds offered for retail sale.

The Ford Explorer Sport – sales leader among two-door sport utility vehicles – is even better for the 2001 model year with new sporty styling, features and functional improvements designed to inspire confidence in any driving situation. On sale beginning early next year, the 2001 Explorer Sport aims to strengthen its leadership position with significant changes to exterior sheet metal, a new interior, more front leg room and improved ride and handling characteristics. As its name implies, the Explorer Sport is the sportiest member of the Explorer family, catering to customers who are young, active and independent-minded looking for more fun and adventure than he or she can find in a car.

For the 2001 model year, Explorer Sport shares its new modern front-end sheet metal with the all-new Explorer Sport Trac, which also goes on sale beginning early next year.

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