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The XLT is BACK with the 2021 Ford Explorer

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Old February 12th 20, 05:26 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer
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Default The XLT is BACK with the 2021 Ford Explorer

This one seems to be a good combo. Not sure why they didn't do this

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Three years ago, when Ford debuted the XLT Sport Appearance package on
the previous-generation Explorer, the SUV's brand marketing manager
said, "Our Sport Appearance philosophy is rooted in the fact that
we know exterior appearance is the No. 1 consideration in SUV purchase
decisions," the dark trim ornamentation designed as "a
dramatic offering that gives customers another attractive
option." The sales numbers back up the cosmetic effort on the
base XLT trim, Ford saying 20% of XLT buyers choose the option. It's
taken a few months to get around to it, but the Sport Appearance makes
its return soon on the new-generation Explorer, with effectively the
same enhancements as before.

Outside, a Carbonized Gray hue shows on the grille, hood lettering,
skid plates, and painted 20-inch wheels, while dual chrome exhaust
tips shine out back. The interior seating gets covered in the
automaker's partial-leather ActiveX material instead of cloth, in a
Light Slate color with accent stitching, matching the ActiveX trim on
the center console and door cards. That light gray is offset with
satin silver trim across the dash and on the door. It's tasteful and
less intense than the last Sport Appearance pack, which paired Ebony
Black with Fire Orange stitching.

Ford hasn't announced pricing, but the package added $1,595 to the
previous-gen XLT trim. It will be available this summer, after the
2021 model switchover occurs. In the meantime, shoppers looking at the
2020 Explorer can order the satin silver dash and door trim, providing
"richer surfaces for the instrument panel, steering wheel and

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