Ford Explorer History

For Explorer made its debut among the second wave of the pioneering compact 4-door SUV. Soon it turned out to be among the most popular SUVs in the world has even seen in a comparatively newer market segment. This is what happened after its debut in early 1991.

Ford Explorer in 1992: There wasn’t any significant change in 1992. However, color-accented wheels were added to Eddie Bauer. Whereas, rear wiper/washer was added to Sport and XLT models.

Ford Explorer in 1993: This year was earmarked with a whole new four-wheel antilock braking mechanism that came with both two and four-wheel drive. Formerly, ABS worked only with rear wheels, and on 2WD versions.

Ford Explorer in 1994: This year saw trivial trim changes. The vehicle’s fog lamps became optional especially on 2 models, namely - XLT and Eddie Bauer.

Ford Explorer in 1995: Explorers found their initial distinguished redesigning, which was led by a wholly freshened exterior featuring a new style of sloping hood, fenders, bumper or headlights & grille. This was coupled with the introduction of dual airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes. With that came Control Trac that could be left on if desired.

Ford Explorer in 1996: The V8 came along for '96, but at first, it was available just on the 2WD XLT.

Ford Explorer 1997: A whole new engine was introduced once more. In fact, it was, a single-cam V6 engine with 4.0-lite configuration. It had been rated as 205hp and mated to the whole new 5-speed auto transmission. Among the other changes were the electronic transfer case meant for 4 WD models.

Ford Explorer in 1998: Not much change here.

Ford Explorer in 1999: This year was marked by the availability of the front side airbags as well as the RSS or Reverse Sensing Systems. But surely the bigger front/rear bumpers were notable. There had been a new XLS appearance package meant for the then XL. The RSS offers audible warning things that are nearby whenever the car is backing up.

Ford Explorer in 2000: Ford gave it’s product an exciting XLS base model, which swapped the preceding XL. This included standardized power mirrors or windows/locks (these things were known to be optional previously). In the beginning of that year, a Explorer Sport Trac joined the stream with a small open bed at the rear of the closed 4-door passenger compartment.

That was how things went since the debut to the beginning of the new millennium.