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Ford has one more teaser of the 2011 Explorer to show us

Ford has one more teaser of the 2011 Explorer to show us

The good news is that the unveiling of the 2011 Ford Explorer is just one day away. The bad news is, with one day before the unveiling, we don’t know how many more teasers of the new SUV we can stomach from these guys.

Okay, it’s not that we don’t appreciate the effort they give out, but at some point, the whole definition of ‘teasing’ a vehicle loses its meaning when you come out with one every other day – or so it seems.

We can only be teased for so long without the whole thing becoming ridiculous and in the case of the 2011 Explorer, we’ve seen just about enough teasing of it – and, unwittingly, the front office execs and their smiling faces on some of the photos – that it’s becoming a little, shall we say, repetitive.

Thankfully, we’ll all be spared from anymore of this on the 26th of July, at which time Ford will officially take the covers off of the SUV on their Facebook page. Now, here’s to hoping that July 26 comes fast enough, or we might be treated to yet another ho-hum teaser photo.

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Ford releases teaser photo no.6 of the 2011 Ford Explorer

Ford releases teaser photo no.6 of the 2011 Ford Explorer

If teaser photos became a barometer for sales success among automakers, then the 2011 Ford Explorer would have run away from the competition by the now. Seriously, how many teasers are we going to get of this SUV? And the worst part is, we don’t know if Ford is actually teasing the car or doing some sort of corporate headshot portfolio of its executives. With the way these images are coming out, we don’t know which is which anymore.

Okay, now that we got that out of the way, we’re here to show you another teaser image of the soon-to-be-released – thankfully! – 2011 Explorer with another smiling executive blocking the SUV from our inquisitive eyes. Turns out, the lady in the photo is Jenner Brace, one of the key figures in the design and development of the MyFord Touch. In fairness to this photo, the Explorer’s interior is in fact showing, with the SUV’s dashboard and center console sneaking in a partial spot in what looks like Ms. Brace’s headshot.

Whatever our frustrations are with Ford’s method in teasing their new SUV, all of it should be appeased pretty soon when the Blue Oval officially breaks the cover off of the 2011 Explorer next week. Yes, Ford; it’s about time.

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Ford releases yet another teaser photo - no. 5! - of the 2011 Ford Explorer

Ford releases yet another teaser photo - no. 5! - of the 2011 Ford Explorer

At this point, we’re not exactly sure if Ford wants us to set up a jigsaw puzzle with these teaser photos of the 2011 Ford Explorer because in the event that you’re not yet satisfied with the four teaser photos they’ve released - not to mention the countless outdoor teases - the Blue Oval is back with yet another one.

Ever since it began, Ford has used its Facebook page to slowly release these teaser photos, but if we’re being honest about it, all these teaser photos that don’t leave a whole lot for our imaginations to work with is getting a little old. We know the method, fellas: build the anticipation to high enough levels and climax it with the grand reveal.

For the sake of Ford, let’s hope they stick to their word and break the covers off of the 2011 Explorer at the scheduled time of the end of July. Otherwise, we don’t know how many more ‘teases’ we can handle.

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Ford releases new teaser photo for the 2011 Ford Explorer

Ford releases new teaser photo for the 2011 Ford Explorer

Little by little, teaser photo by teaser photo, the 2011 Ford Explorer is being unraveled right before our very eyes. Now, if only Ford can spare us with these images and just unveil the SUV already.

Of course, Ford most likely won’t listen to our cries for unveiling the new Explorer so we guess we’re just going to have to settle for what they show us. That being said, these here are a number of new teaser photos of the new 2011 Ford Explorer SUV, most of which, as we can expect, didn’t really show a whole lot of the Explorer. Yeah, what else is new, right?

For description’s sake, this new photo shows us the vehicle’s front quarter panel with a matching head light assembly. That’s about what we have from this new image, but Ford, apparently, has a few more images in store for us – two more action photos of the Explorer in its environmental surroundings.

Again, it’s not much. But the good news is, we shouldn’t be able to wait too long for the Explorer’s official unveiling later this year, at which time these less-than-appealing teaser photos should come to a merciful end. We sure hope Ford knows what they are doing and the new Explorer is worth all of this endless teasing.

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Video: Ford releases teaser video of 2011 Explorer doing some testing

Video: Ford releases teaser video of 2011 Explorer doing some testing

Correct us if we’re wrong, but ever since Ford decided to release teaser photos of the 2011 Ford Explorer, we’ve actually seen more of those Ford executives with their smiling mugs than we have of the actual SUV. Granted, the whole shtick is premeditated given that Ford would like to show as little of the car as possible – that’s why it’s called teasing – and they prefer to wait until the 2011 Explorer’s big reveal to lift the covers off of their new SUV.

Now, Ford is at it again, only this time they’ve opted for the video variety to tease the Explorer. And true to form, the car’s about as covered as it can get and we have yet another Ford executive trying to steal the Explorer’s thunder. This time, it’s the SUV’s program manager, Julie Levine, who spends the majority of the video describing in great detail the rigorous testing the Explorer is subjected to. In fairness, the SUV is shown for most of the video, but not as exposed as we’d like it to be.

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Ford's marketing manager poses in front of the 2011 Ford Explorer

Ford’s marketing manager poses in front of the 2011 Ford Explorer

If you’re wondering why we’re showing you a photo of Amy Marentic, Ford’s marketing manager, it’s not because we have the eyes for her, although she is a real looker. It’s more because of what’s hiding behind her.

That, dear friends, is the 2011 Ford Explorer, which the Blue Oval is once again teasing in an entirely unconventional way. In a recent interview with Reuters, Ford released this teaser photo, possibly in an effort to spark brand interest in the SUV that, according to Marentic, has lost its fair share of customers in recent years.
"Right now six out of ten who own an Explorer defect to another brand," she points out. "We want to switch that around and keep all of those customers like we used to in the early to mid-1990s."

Of course, achieving that is easier said than done and Ford knows that reinventing the Explorer is probably the only chance they have in winning back their past customers. That being said, the 2011 Explorer looks to be a step in the right direction but we’d be a little more excited if they just showed us more detailed photos of the SUV before its July unveiling.

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Ford releases new batch of teasers for the 2011 Explorer SUV

Ford releases new batch of teasers for the 2011 Explorer SUV

The whole purpose of teaser photos, at least as far as how we think of them are concerned, is to divulge certain aspects of a vehicle without going a little overboard. Normally, these kind of teaser photos are those that get us a little excited about the vehicle.

Unfortunately, though, Ford seems to think that their batch of teasers accomplish this very objective. It’s not that we don’t like them, it’s just that the teaser photos they’ve been releasing of the 2011 Ford Explorer are, shall we say, peculiar. If we’re allowed to be honest for a second, then we have no problem saying that we expected a little more out of these guys.

Okay, that’s not entirely true. We expected a lot more from these guys than a few photos of the car’s trunk with stuff on it, one with partial shots of the manual transmission, and another of just the two cup holders. If we’re going to be excited about the 2011 Explorer, we’re going to need Ford to tease us with photos that can get our imaginations running.

Come one, Ford. Give us something other than mindless features.

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Ford releases new teasers for the 2011 Explorer

Ford releases new teasers for the 2011 Explorer

So this is how Ford likes to play, huh?

We’re not quite sure if Ford wants us to play "Spot the new Explorer", but judging from how these new teaser photos were thought of, it certainly looks like it.

If Ford is looking to peg the new 2011 Explorer as something that’s in its element in the wild, then these photos do a good job at making that point clear. It’s also looking like the Explorer will be revealed gradually before the SUV gets fully undressed sometime in July. If you remember a few weeks ago, we showed you the first teaser photo - although, similar to these new ones, that didn’t leave a whole for our imaginations to work on - of the Explorer, or at least a small part of it, posing with its chief designer Jim Holland.

There’s no indication from Ford if they’re going to take this teasing game any further in the coming weeks, but if we know these people like we think we do, then we’re pretty sure that they’re going to come out with something a little stranger the next time around.

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2011 Ford Explorer revealed, or at least parts of it

2011 Ford Explorer revealed, or at least parts of it

Here’s a new look at what is possibly the 2011 Ford Explorer. Except that it’s not really the whole car. Actually, it’s more of like a partial vehicle display of what is possibly the 2011 Ford Explorer. So, what if it’s not complete. Beggars can’t be choosers, right?

Despite it being only a partial display, it’s becoming increasingly clear that, with all the subtle hints this particular display and the 2011 Ford Explorer have in common, this is, indeed, the one. Among the notable characteristics this display has in common with spy shots of the newExplorer we’ve already seen include a nearly identical C-pillar that is found on both the real SUV and this display. In addition to that, Jim Buczkowski, Ford’s Electrical Systems Director, talked about a number of electronic and safety features found on the car, including an electronic parking system, and a new safety restrained "seat bag" system, which Buczkowski said would be included in the new Ford Explorer.

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2011 (maybe 2012) Ford Explorer rendered, again

2011 (maybe 2012) Ford Explorer rendered, again

While we are all sitting around and waiting to see the final production version of the 2012 Ford Explorer, all we seem to get are more and more renderings of the future Explorer. The Australian magazine, Car Advice, revealed today new details on the future SUV that will be released at the end of the year along with a computer generated rendering as seen above.

For the 2012 Explorer, Ford will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged, directly injected, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that will find its way to a few other products as well. There will also be a more powerful 3.5-liter Ecoboost with 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque, which, according to Ford, should give the Explorer "best-in-class fuel economy and V6 performance." The Explorer will also be made of a unibody construction that will allow for a decrease in weight that, in turn, will provide better fuel economy.

The Explorer will also share Land Rover’s Terrain Response traction control system. The terrain management program will provide appropriate traction for any driving conditions the road may present to the driver using powertrain and braking controls. The system is utilized by a console-mounted, switchable knob that can provide assistance through normal driving conditions, mud, sand, and snow.

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Ford teases 2011 Explorer with chief engineer Jim Holland

Ford teases 2011 Explorer with chief engineer Jim Holland

It’s not much, but it’s something that we can still hang our hats on. Ahead of its debut, which is scheduled to be later this year, Ford released a teaser image of the 2011 Explorer with chief engineer Jim Holland.

It doesn’t show a great deal of the new SUV except for parts of the clamshell hood, the sweptback headlights, and, of course, Holland’s smiling mug. Nonetheless, Holland is confident that the new Explorer would carry the high-standing tradition its predecessors have built over the years. "When you see it, you know it’s a Ford, you will know it is an SUV, and you will know it’s a very modern interpretation of our Explorer," he said.

While recent spy shots of the Explorer have given us more light on its design aesthetics, we do know that the new SUV will come with an option between a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ecoboost and a more powerful 3.5-liter Ecoboost with 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque, which, according to Ford, should give the Explorer "best-in-class fuel economy and V6 performance."

Ford has yet to announce the exact date and place of the new Explorer’s debut, but we’re pretty sure that it’s going to happen within the year, maybe towards the latter part of 2010. Either way, it should be something a lot of us will look forward to.

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2011 Ford Explorer – Touch the New Dimension!

It is decided Ford will build its next-generation Explorer at its Chicago Assembly Plant. Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant manager Jan Allman said “Ford will unveil the car this summer”. Ford’s spokesman Jay Ward said "the Explorer will move to a unibody platform and offer significantly better gas mileage than before". Here are few details and know how’s about Ford’s upcoming model - 2011 Ford Explorer!

2011 Ford Explorer offers a line of new cars that features “single-touch” stackable, sliding seats that allow for convenient access to the second row; It’s a all new and most unique feature that Fords going to offer. Along we this, we may also expect to see 2-2-2 seating package or may be the standard setup will include a three-person second-row bench and a two-person third-row bench. The new upcoming 2011 Ford Explorer consists of work table with seats, a three-dimensional compass and navigation system unit with a topographical map built right into the instrument panel. The forthcoming model of Ford is a midsize sport-utility vehicle with all or rear driving wheels. Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 Engine availability. 280 pound-feet (four-cylinder), 340 (V6) torque, 275 (four-cylinder), 340 (V6) Horsepower, and six-speed automatic transmission availability. The dimension of the approaching model Ford Explorer will be built following the American standards like 115.7 inches wheel base, 191 length base, 79.5 width followed by 70 inches weighting nearly 4500 pounds. All these car specifications denote that the upcoming model of Ford will have heavily bulged wheel arches, rounded body corners, and a high, bluff front with a shiny three-bar Ford-brand grille.

The 2011 Ford Explorer will have unique construction, unlike its predecessor. Its being suspected that the new 2011 Ford Explorer will come up with similar interior design to Taurus X but is not yet confirmed. Despite of these huge specifications, the new FORD model used lightweighted materials to reduce weight than its previous model.

So, let’s look forward and wait for the all new 2011 Ford Explorer! Will it be able to touch the new dimension?

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2008 Ford Explorer America

2008 Ford Explorer America

The Ford Explorer America concept showcases a new kind of utility for the vehicle customers have known and loved for years: even better fuel efficiency.

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Ford’s exclusive Sync hands-free in-car communications and entertainment system will be available late in the model year. Ford Sync™ allows seamless integration of mobile phones and handheld media players via Bluetooth technology and USB connectivity. Voice activation is added to Sport Trac’s available navigation system for 2008 as well.

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2008 Ford Explorer

2008 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer leads the mid-size SUV segment in sales, and remains the first choice when looking for a vehicle that will serve family adventures well. For 2008, Explorer adds new technology and safety features while still meeting the needs of SUV customers with its generous interior and capable towing performance.

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Ford places 4.6L V8, 3.5L V6 Duratec on Ward's 10 best list

Ford places 4.6L V8, 3.5L V6 Duratec on Ward’s 10 best list

Though the Oscars are still a few weeks away, Ford Motor Company has already taken home some "gold" recognition — for its engines.
Ford was the only domestic automaker to earn two spots on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2007. Mazda also earned recognition for its DISI 2.3L turbocharged DOHC I-4.
Ward’s 10 Best Engines 2007
Audi AG FSI 2L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 BMW AG 3L DOHC I-6 BMW AG 3L Turbocharged DOHC I-6 DaimlerChrysler AG 3L DOHC V-6 Turbodiesel (...)

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac combines attributes of the best-selling Ford Explorer and best-selling Ford F-150. The Sport Trac is new from the ground up, including its innovative cargo box with tiered storage and a trio of integrated storage bins, complete with drain plugs.

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Fuel-Cell Explorer in L.A.

Fuel-Cell Explorer in L.A.

Ford Motor Company will raise the bar in the hydrogen fuel cell race today at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show when it unveils an all-new fuel cell powered Explorer that can travel 350 miles on a single fill-up, more than any fuel cell vehicle on the road.

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2007 Ford Explorer

2007 Ford Explorer

The 2007 Ford Explorer continues with a simplified series strategy and increased availability of appearance and component packages will help consumers better configure an Explorer that perfectly meets their needs and desires.

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Ford Sport Trac 2007 earns NHTSA'S highest crash test ratings

Ford Sport Trac 2007 earns NHTSA’S highest crash test ratings

The all-new 2007 Ford Sport Trac has earned the government’s highest five star crash test ratings for frontal and side impacts for drivers and passengers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), achieving the best available crash test rating reflects a vehicle’s ability to reduce the likelihood of injuries and fatalities when accidents occur.
“We’re pleased that NHTSA has recognized the new Sport Trac with its highest possible crash test ratings,” says Sue (...)

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Neither rain, nor snow can stop the Ford Explorer or Five Hundred

Neither rain, nor snow can stop the Ford Explorer or Five Hundred

The prestigious New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) today named the 2006 Ford Explorer the Best-in-Class SUV and the Five Hundred Best-in-Class All Weather Sedan, both in the $25,000-$30,000 category, in the association’s 9th Official Winter Vehicle of New England competition.
The annual competition tests new automotive models in one of the most demanding environments—a New England winter—to determine the best of the new crop. Vehicles are selected in 13 price and segment categories (...)

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2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer has been the world’s best-selling SUV for 15 consecutive years with sales totaling nearly 5.5 million because it adheres to a simple formula: put people first. Since its introduction in 1990, Explorer has defined the SUV segment by offering the capability of an SUV for towing and off-roading, along with innovations in package, comfort and refinement.

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Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Earn NHTSA's Highest Crash Test Ratings

Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Earn NHTSA’s Highest Crash Test Ratings

Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer have earned the government’s highest rating, five stars, in the New Car Assessment Program frontal and side impact crash test for drivers and passengers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), achieving the best available crash test rating reflects a vehicle’s ability to reduce the likelihood of injuries and fatalities when accidents occur.
“We’re pleased that NHTSA has recognized Explorer and Mountaineer with its highest (...)

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2006 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2006 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac combines attributes of the best-selling Ford Explorer and best-selling Ford F-150. The Sport Trac is new from the ground up, including its innovative cargo box with tiered storage and a trio of integrated storage bins, complete with drain plugs.

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