I don't know how many of you know this but Kia built the Ford Festiva and Aspire. The Sportage was designed with the help of Ford to be the next Bronco II after the Explorer replaced it. I am not sure why Ford decided not to use it though. I use to park mine next to a 1st gen Expedition at work and if you stand back and look the body line are allmost identical except for the short rear end. So the Explorer and Expediton are the same shape which is why it looks like a baby explorer.

Dennis

Last edited by DennisThompson; 02/14/10 07:03 PM.

95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.