Ford Explorer Through the Years
When the 1991 Ford Explorer replaced the Bronco II in the automaker's lineup, it quickly gained popularity with consumers.
In fact, the first-generation Explorer sold more than 300,000 units per year — outselling the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet S-10 Blazer by significant margin — and more than 400,000 units a year by the end of the second generation.
Ford sold more Explorers than all import SUVs combined.
By 1994, it was the ninth best-selling vehicle in the U.S. Over the years, the Explorer has changed quite a bit and faced new competition, and Ford is readying a face-lift of the current model for the 2020 model year.