[Photos] 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Gets Sport Appearance Package
Ford has announced the addition of a new Sport Appearance Package for both the 2017 Explorer and 2017 Escape. With the Explorer being a particularly popular option among younger and more affluent vehicle shoppers, and given that about 30% of all Explorer sales in America stem from the Explorer Sport and Explorer Platinum trims, the addition of a new-look trim seems to be an obvious choice.
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“Our Sport Appearance philosophy is rooted in the fact that we know exterior appearance is the number one consideration in SUV purchase decisions,” said Omar Odeh, Explorer brand marketing manager. “The XLT Sport Appearance Package is a dramatic offering that gives customers another attractive option.”
The 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package will add the following: 20-inch Magnetic Gray wheels, grille, mirror caps, and rear applique; Ebony Black body side cladding; Black roof rack; Explorer hood badge and logo floor mats; Dark Earth Gray leather front seats; and Dark Earth Gray Miko suede back seat uppers and inserts with Umber scrim, and door trim inserts.
The Escape Sport Appearance Package will be offered for both the Escape SE and Escape Titanium and will include 19-inch Ebony Black aluminum wheels and upper grille; black beltline molding and front fenders; and partial leather sport seats with contrast stitching. More details on the Escape will likely be revealed closer to its launch later this year.
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