• Jul 16, 2010
2011 Ford Explorer teaser images – Click above for high-res image gallery

The agonizing 2011 Ford Explorer striptease continues, made somewhat less painful by the fact that we now have what appears to be a solid unveil date and location. While the company has rolled out two new detail shots of the reworked SUV-turned-crossover – including a look at the rear hatch and roof rails (oooh!) – the Blue Oval has also graced the world with news that "a new Ford vehicle" will get a complete unveil in New York City's Herald Square on Monday, July 26. Less we've missed our mark by a wide berth, odds are that the vehicle is the 2011 Explorer.

According to Ford, the whole gang will be in attendance for the event, including CEO Alan Mulally and spokesperson Mike Rowe. Who knows exactly what kind of high jinks the company has planned for the 26th, but given the substantial buzz Ford has tried to build for the new Expy, we would be surprised if it were just a stage and a silk sheet. Stay tuned.



[Source: Ford]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm beginning to think you guys include at least one spelling or grammar error in EVERY SINGLE STORY just to mess with me. It's 'hijinks.'
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is concealing rear windshield wipers under spoiler that problematic. It would clean up the styling. Just a thought.
      cieri17
      • 4 Years Ago
      not much ground clearance, I'm glad I bought a 2010 4 Runner.
      Ford went soft, to bad
        cieri17
        • 4 Years Ago
        @cieri17
        The new 4 Runner has 9.6 ground clearance, 2010 ford explorer does not have that now. sissy crossover, shame on ford for not staying true to the explorer. what is it going to explore now ? the shpping mall.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A bit late to the party but...

      The way the auto market is heading there will be more fragmentation/overlap than ever and specific classes will be harder to define. Customer tastes have changed quite a bit and no one really knows what direction will emerge as the winner. This is due to many factors from gas prices, government intervention, and the biggest factor, times and tastes change.

      You see this overlap in other automakers already. VW has the CC and the Passat, Mercedes has the E-Class and CLS, Audi is working on a A7 which will overlap with the A6 and Toyota has a few that overlap. Honda has the Insight an Civic (also Hybrid) and Nissan has the Pathfinder and the X-Terra.

      It's not about one model carrying the segment anymore, it's going to be a couple models to accomodate these varrying tastes. Where the Explorer fits in is for people who need more room than an Edge but are put off by the wild styling of the Flex. Look at how well the GM Lambda CUV's are doing. They are great vehicles that look good but are definately not exciting or daring and have often come in second to the Flex in many head to head comparos. However they are dominating where it counts, on the sales sheet because their styling is more universal than the polarizing Flex.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will get the Mustang V6 & V8 ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will somebody please take all of the teaser photos and Photoshop them together so that we get something along the lines of a ransom note made from newspaper clippings?

      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the Edge. Doesn't really seem like Ford is going much of anything new except crowding their lineup with the Edge/Explorer/Flex.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is Toyota also crowding their lineup with Rav4, Venza, Sienna, Highlander, Land Cruiser, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia? Ford covers those same vehicle niches with 5 vehicles. 8 is more than 5.
      • 4 Years Ago
      -> Thank goodness! An end to these lamer-than-lame teaser pics!!!

      -> Sure 1 or 2 or 3 teaser pics are fine, but what Ford did is like they treat the Explorer as if like a "Summer Hollywood Blockbuster" film, lame.

      -> Don't get me wrong, this Ford delivers a lot of promise.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really confused where this fits in the line up... as others have pointed out..

      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, look, its got Edge styling and is FWD. Worthless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Bummer, looks like you'll have to find something else to take-on the Rubicon then...
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