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Ford’s Best-Selling Utility Vehicle Continues with New Explorer Milestones

2015 Ford Explorer

The Explorer is Ford’s best-selling utility vehicle and has crossed the 7 million threshold.

Sport utility vehicles weren’t new in 1990, but they sure weren’t as popular. Sometimes, making something popular is not a question of innovation or novelty—it’s just a matter of taking something that already exists and making it better in every way.

Twenty-four years ago, the Ford Explorer did just that. It can be partly credited for the rise in popularity of SUVs—well, it wasn’t so much a “rise” as it was an explosion. Between 1991 and 1994, Ford sold a million first-generation Explorers. By 2001, it had sold three times that number in only twice the time, and then another two million by 2005.

Today, Ford’s best-selling utility vehicle has reached the seven-million sales mark and can very well be called America’s best-selling utility for nearly 25 years. If you ask us, their latest model is the best one yet. Come give it a test drive at Highway Ford!

Jay Leno drives Henry Ford II’s ’52 Ferrari 212 Barchetta

Ford fans worldwide are not only fans of the current Ford model cars, trucks and SUVs but also of vintage cars. Older cars are more than just the history of the Ford name, they’re the history of our nation and our ingenuity and our drive to do better and be better. It shows that one day long long ago (and in a galaxy far far away….sorry….couldn’t help but add the Star Wars reference in there!) a great man looked at the busy streets and said we can make this better, faster, and more efficient. Old cars are like a scrap book of the auto industry’s growth over the years and many Ford fans love to cherish these moments.

Today, we’d like to bring you a video of Jay Leno riding Henry Ford II’s original ’52 Ferrari 212 Barchetta. Although it may not be a Ford vehicle, the relationship between Ford and Enzo Ferrari is interesting to say the least and begins with an amazing friendship! For those who love classic cars and the history that comes along with them (which we here at Highway Ford are) you’ll have to watch the video below! We have to admit we’re pretty envious of Leno and his great car collection!

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