Seven Million Explorers Sold in 25 Years

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When it was launched for the first time in 1990 the Ford Explorer was able to reach one-million units sold for its first generation. Now, it has become the popular and best-selling SUV for nearly 25 years and it continues to grow as it is exported to over 100 markets across the world.

Just in time for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Explorer has hit a milestone number just in time for its 25th anniversary and a new model reveal.

16FordExplorer_03_640-sliderThat milestone number from model one in 1990 to the latest model Explorer is seven-million units sold. Yes, you have read that correctly. In 25 years, the Ford Explorer was able to reach seven-million units and proves that it is the best-selling SUV in the country.

“Explorer changed the way the world thought about the family hauler, adventure became something you could put in your driveway,” said Craig Patterson, Ford Explorer marketing manager. “Explorer helped the family vehicle become an emotional purchase rather than a necessity. It’s no surprise it’s been the best-selling sport utility vehicle for a quarter century.”

16FordExplorer_05_HR-640Now, at the LA Auto Show, the Platinum Explorer has been launched to celebrate its achievement and Ford is looking to export more than 56-thousand units from the Chicago Assembly Plant to markets globally this year alone.

So, maybe we’ll see another huge milestone by its 50th anniversary in 2039. It may be possible considering that within the first ten months of 2014, Explorer sales were up more than six-percent over last year.

Check out an Explorer photo gallery from this year’s Los Angeles Auto show here.

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Justin Banner is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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