The Explorer first debuted on showroom floors in 1990 as a highly capable, family-oriented 4x4 with four doors and ample cargo space. It redefined the SUV segment then, and it continues to do so today as it boasts the title of America’s all-time best-selling SUV. The 8 millionth Explorer was sold this January, a feat no other SUV has achieved as the Explorer ST continues to boost sales.


“Ford changed the game three decades ago with the civilized, all-purpose utility vehicle refined with easy-to-use electronic 4x4 controls and luxury packages like the Eddie Bauer edition,” said Patterson. “Families flocked to the new platform, leaving their boring minivans behind – and we’re seeing history repeat itself all over again.”


The Ford Explorer ST not only proves the Explorer’s versatility and adaptability as consumer needs change, but also solidifies that there is a growing market for performance SUVs. The Explorer ST accounts for over 20% of overall Explorer sales and has attracted first-time Ford buyers trading in vehicles from luxury brands.


“Ford ST stands for performance for enthusiasts, and Explorer ST is no exception,” said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager. “We believe once drivers feel the power and refinement of our first-ever Explorer ST, performance bred from racetracks around the world, demand will only grow stronger.”


The Ford Explorer ST was redesigned from the ground up, featuring a rear-wheel drive system that boasts 400 horsepower. Built with a more athletic design, the Explorer also features better handling for both on and off-road adventures. Equipped with the 3.0L EcoBoost engine, the 2020 Explorer can tow an extra 600 pounds from the previous year’s model, making it the most powerful Explorer yet!


Already preparing for the 2021 Explorer, Ford has announced the Explorer XLT will be available in a Sport Appearance Package.


“Our Sport Appearance Package offers a new styling dimension for Explorer XLT customers,” said Patterson. “It has always been a favorite among our younger customers looking for a more energetic design and feel at a great value.”


If you’re looking for a new SUV, stop by Dunphy Ford in Philadelphia today! Test drive the all-new Ford Explorer ST and see what you’ve been missing out on!

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