The Ford Explorer is a sport-utility vehicle sold in North America and built by the Ford Motor Company since 1990, as a replacement for the smaller but related Ford Bronco II. It is manufactured in Chicago, Illinois (it was also assembled in Hazelwood, Missouri until the plant closed on March 10, 2006). The Ford Explorer was instrumental in turning the SUV from a special-interest vehicle into one of the most popular vehicle types on the road. It is marked as a mid-sized crossover SUV and is slotted between the larger Ford Expeditionand the smaller Ford Escape.
The Explorer has also been involved in controversy, after a spate of fatal rollover accidents involving Explorers fitted with Firestone tires. Both two-door Explorer Sport and four-door models of Explorer have been sold. Part-time four-wheel drive is an available option, and since 1995 this has been a 'shift on the fly' system with full protection against being engaged at high speed. A specially modifiedSpecial Service Vehicle version is also available from Ford Fleet for law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and EMS agencies. Explorer was also the name of a trim package offered on the Ford F-Series trucks from 1968 to 1986. The 2011 Ford Explorer was named North American Truck of the Year.
Explorer II UN105 / UN150
4.0 (245 cui) V6
7 photos | 13.37 l/100 km
Performance 153 kW (208 PS) at 5250 rpm. Torque 318 Nm (235 ft/lb) at 3250 rpm. Max speed 196 km/h. Acceleration 9.9 s ~ 0-100 km/h. Weight 1 967 kg. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 4 011 ccm (245 cui), 6-cylinder, Furcate, 4.0 SOHC V6.
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