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Latest model: Ford Explorer 2011
Ford Explorer 2011The 2011 Ford Explorer has been refactored from bottom to top, inside and out, to reflect a contemporary vision of what buyers today want in a modern SUV.

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Ford has changed everything about the all-new Ford Explorer, yet it's still instantly and instinctively recognizable as a Ford Explorer, explained Moray Callum, executive director of North America Layout. We believe that's because it's a contemporary interpretation of the same features Ford Explorer has always stood for, without compromise.

The all-new Ford Explorer features bold, evocative layout language with a wind- and noise-cheating aerodynamic shape on a rigid unibody platform, explained Melvin Betancourt, layout manager. Explorer has the height, stance, ground clearance and SUV cues that clearly indicate its off-the-beaten-path features.

The Ford Explorer layout team was challenged with reinterpreting the segment-defining icon as a modern, contemporary SUV for the 21st century.