Eulogy for a Sport Trac
Ford Explorer Sport Trac went into production in 2000 and will be leaving us next year, reports Automotive News [sub]. But what, you might ask, will happen to the “torn between Explorer and Ranger” market segment? Will they have to choose?
Like the Subaru Baja before it, the Sport Trac is departing, and our automotive landscape will be a little less weird for it. But the few of these automotive non sequiturs that were sold will surely live forever in the hands of their blissfully indecisive and gimmick-prone owners. Everyone else will shrug and buy the truck they were going to buy in the first place. (The Mercury Explorer Clone will also be dying when the Explorer goes unibody. For what that’s worth.)
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