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Ford Explorer gets a makeover

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2011 Ford Explorer

Ford recently unveiled its redesigned 2011 Explorer SUV. Thought by some to be the vehicle that started the SUV trend, the Explorer first hit the market back in the 1991 model year. The new Explorer will be less of a truck, losing the body-on-frame platform, switching to a lighter unibody structure based on the Ford Flex. It certainly looks less massive and more modern than the current model. Gas mileage is said to be improved, weight is down, and availability will be sometime this winter.

1991 Ford Explorer

—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know