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Ford Explorer rear inflatable seatbelt wins safety award

The Ford Explorer’s innovative rear inflatable seatbelt technology has earned a safety award at the New York International Auto Show, and Ford Australia says the technology is on its way Down Under. The inflatable seatbelt – the first of its kind by an automotive manufacturer – won the World Traffic Safety Symposium’s 2011 Traffic Safety Achievement Award...

2011 Ford Explorer images released

Here it is, finally. The highly-anticipated 2011 Ford Explorer has been unveiled today across America. The four-wheel drive features a 3.5-litre V6 developing 216kW and 345Nm of torque. The other, more interesting, engine available is the EcoBoost 2.0-litre, said to be used in the upcoming Ford Falcon. It's a 2...

2011 Ford Explorer available in two litre four cylinder to boost fuel economy

Ford Motor Company announced yesterday that the 2011 Ford Explorer will be available with a two litre EcoBoost, four cylinder - the same engine proposed for the upcoming Ford Falcon. The company says the engine reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent compared to the current 4.0-litre V6 variant...

2011 Ford Explorer CGI Spy Photo

While Ford has no plans to release the 2011 Ford Explorer in Australia, it's a great sign of things to come for the American manufacturer. We have also been keeping an eye on its development due to one of the powertrains being fitted to the vehicle. The 2011 Ford Explorer will be released to the public with the same 2...

Nothing wrong with runaway 2002 Ford Explorer: Ford, police

Ford Australia has found nothing wrong with the Ford Explorer that went on an uncontrolled high-speed dash along Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last December. The 22-year-old driver, Chase Weir, feared for his life when his 2002-model SUV reportedly became stuck on cruise control at 80km/h for more than 50km...

No connection between runaway Explorer and recall: Ford

Ford Australia does not believe there is any connection between a recall of 14 million vehicles and the faulty cruise control in a 2002 Explorer that sent a Melbourne man on an uncontrollable high-speed nightmare ride yesterday afternoon. Chase Weir was behind the wheel of his eight-year-old SUV on the Eastern Freeway just before 1:00pm when the cruise control jammed on 100km/h...

2011 Ford Explorer spy photos

Our spy photographers have today caught a 2011 Ford Explorer prototype with some of the camouflage peeled away and managed to get off a few frames before it was hastily recovered. We're now able to see the cutline of the rear door, the shape of the rear glass and the chrome door handles you can expect to see on all four doors...

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