We’ve known the Ford would build the 2011 Explorer on a unibody car type platform for awhile now – and here are the first spy shots. First impression? It looks… awkward… goofy.. and lumpy. The side / rear view is particularly awkward -the roof jumps up after the rear doors. Why in the world does it do that?
Really, the 2011 Explorer looks like a Freestyle whoops I mean Taurus X on steroids. While the Taurus X is a somewhat competent package ( trying to be nice here ), it’s not an attractive vehicle. I don’t think this is the right direction for the Explorer at all…. and Ford doesn’t exactly need yet another midsize crossover vehicle in their lineup, do they?
Update: The 2011 Ford Explorer has been unveiled!