How a panicky Ford came up with ExplorerMon, 11, Jul 2016
Jeep, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, has spawned many a competitor, though few have been as successful as the Ford Explorer. And it was future Chrysler guy Bob Lutz who put Ford hot on the trail of the then-new XJ Cherokee in the 1980s.
Lutz: Buying Jeep was 'turning point' for ChryslerMon, 11, Jul 2016
Bob Lutz, who was president of Chrysler Corp. when it purchased American Motors in 1987, says getting Jeep in the deal "marked a strategic turning point for Chrysler."