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Ford Explorer Production Rebounded In June 2024

Production of the refreshed 2025 Ford Explorer commenced at the Chicago Assembly Plant in mid-May, which had a tremendous impact on the output of that particular model that same month, as one would expect. We tend to see production drop-offs any time there’s a changing of the proverbial guard on the assembly line, and that was certainly the case in May, as Ford Explorer production declined following increases in prior months. However, Explorer production at CAP did manage to rebound in a big way in June, too.

According to Ford’s June sales report, Ford Explorer production closed out the month at 12,790 units, which is a notable increase of 4,348 units or nearly 52 percent compared to May’s total of 8,442 units. Ford Explorer production started off the year with 21,835 units being built in January. In February, production increased to 24,482 SUVs, while March beat that figure by a few hundred units, coming in at 24,692 total, but in April, production dropped 19 percent to 20,097 units, and output at the plant dropped even more in May – by 58 percent compared to the prior month.

Thus, June’s total is certainly notable, as the first full month of production saw a big rebound, albeit a total that still lags far behind prior months – at least for now. However, as Ford Authority recently reported, the launch of the 2025 Ford Explorer will likely be delayed as the automaker conducts routine quality checks before deliveries begin, as it has done with a handful of recent refreshed and redesigned models.

The 2025 Ford Explorer has received a host of updates as part of its latest mid-cycle refresh, which include a revamped trim level lineup that now consists of the Active, Platinum, ST-Line, and ST, paired with numerous styling revisions to its front fascia, headlights, air curtains, and rear taillights/tailgate area. The same goes for the inside, which has been tweaked to increase front row legroom while also adding things like new soft touch surfaces, Ford Digital Experience software, and a 13.2-inch infotainment screen. Additionally, only two powertrains are available for now – the┬áturbocharged 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost, and the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 EcoBoost.

We’ll have more production figures to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Explorer news and comprehensive Ford news updates.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ronald

    I believe, the monthly numbers on production, is scheduling by Ford to maintain a reasonable inventory

    1. RJS

      Do the Jan-June sales support the production numbers?

  2. Joe

    Bring back the Hybrid and I’m in !

  3. Brian

    It will be interesting to see how the 2025 sells. It’s overpriced for what you get. I think Ford needs to rework the trims and options. We’ll be in the market later this year and as much as I’d like to get the Explorer, I’ll likely end up going with the competition. The pricing isn’t even close.


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