Ford Launches Limited Edition Vehicles With Pioneer Branded Audio Systems For Music Enthusiasts

485 Watts of Pure Power in New Pioneer Edition Explorer Sport Trac and Ranger Tremor

Pioneer Corporation, the leading manufacturer of mobile entertainment products in the world, was selected by Ford to provide a virtual Rock & Roll Show on wheels for the company's limited edition 2002 Pioneer Ford Explorer Sport Trac and 2002 Ford Ranger Tremor. The limited edition vehicles offer a distinctive audio sound that appeals to young, active consumers.

Pioneer developed the audio systems for both vehicles to meet or exceed expectations of the car audio enthusiast by offering big, robust bass and clear, accurate high frequencies. The company drew from its nearly 40-year history in mobile entertainment to develop an audio system that is unmatched by traditional OEM audio systems. In addition to outstanding sound quality, it is also cosmetically more appealing than traditional OEM car audio systems, with a trend-setting silver design that will catch the attention of car audio enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

"Our engineers had a great time developing an audio system from the ground up for each of these outstanding vehicles," said Russ Johnston, senior vice president, Strategic Planning and Marketing, Pioneer Automotive Sales. "Ford gave us the freedom to develop systems that will surprise and delight the target audience of young, active consumers with an ear for music."

The Pioneer designed and manufactured audio systems for the Sport Trac and Tremor include:

Both vehicles offer a unique custom subwoofer enclosure for maximum packaging efficiency and bass response. The Pioneer Edition Sport Trac includes an eight-inch IMPP subwoofer with an 11.5-liter enclosure. The Ranger Tremor offers a 10-inch IMPP subwoofer with a 35-liter enclosure. IMPP technology includes an extremely rigid, foamed cone with low mass, which results in exceptional sound quality and power handling capability while maintaining high sensitivity.

In addition to the advanced audio system, the Pioneer Edition Sport Trac offers:

The Ranger Tremor includes:

Pioneer has a long history in the mobile entertainment market. The company was first-to-market with numerous product innovations including the first in-car satellite radio system, first GPS navigation system, first detachable face-plate technology for car stereos and the first in-car CD player.

Pioneer Automotive Electronics Sales, Inc., headquartered in Northville, Mich., markets mobile entertainment products directly to automobile manufacturers.

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