After 2 delays, Ford ships Explorer

Connelly, Mary
February 2001
Automotive News;2/26/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5918, p6
Trade Publication
Reports that the redesigned 2002 Ford Explorer, planned as a 2001 model, was released to dealerships in February 2001. Costly and image-damaging launches of the Ford Escape and the Ford Focus; Efforts to protect the Explorer model from embarrassment; Role of the Explorer in the company's product portfolio.


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