In addition, the Explorer is one of Ford’s top exports. Approximately 54,000 Explorers were exported from the Chicago Assembly Plant last year.
With current demand, the Ford Explorer is now available in more than 100 markets outside North America.
Ford employees earlier today at the Chicago Assembly Plant welcomed the 2016 Ford Explorer. The first of the new models went on sale last month.
Trim levels range from XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum, with the latter being released later this summer.
The 2016 Ford Explorer features an new 2.3-liter EcoBoost, designed for more horsepower and better fuel efficiency than the previous Explorer engine.
The EcoBoost namesake has been instrumental in Ford’s overall success and earlier this year, Ford rolled the 5 millionth EcoBoost from production.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford President of The Americas, and Jimmy Settles, UAW Vice President and Director, National Ford Department, were present to welcome the 2016 Explorer to the Chicago Assembly Plant.