2002 Explorer could get lost in a crowd

Truett, Richard
August 2001
Automotive News;8/20/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5944, p3
Trade Publication
Reports the competition between Ford Explorer sports utilities with other sportscars in the United States. Criticisms on the truck-like ride of Explorer; Response of General Motors Corp. to the growing competition in sports car utilities; Impact of the Explorer 2002 redesign on customers.


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