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New Ford Ranger will be Launched In 180 Countries; U.S. Not One Of Them

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On: Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:44PM | By: Sherry Christiansen

New Ford Ranger will be Launched In 180 Countries; U.S. Not One Of Them

The good news: Ford’s new Ranger pickup is here; the bad news: although the Ranger will be sold in as many as 180 countries, the U.S. will NOT be one of them.

The refreshed Ranger pickup offers some great features such as the rear-view camera, adaptive load control, as well as trailer sway control. At the end of 2011 when the Ranger goes out of production in St. Paul, Minnesota, it will not be replaced. This will be the first time in 30 years that Ford will not offer a compact pickup. The new 5th generation Ranger, manufactured by Ford and Mazda, made its debut at the Australian International Motor show in Sydney. The Ranger is assembled on a new “global platform” with plans for assembly in South Africa, Thailand, and Argentina.

In a recent news release Derrick Kuzak, group VP of global product development, stated: “We know pickups, so we leveraged our best expertise from around the globe to create the all-new Ford Ranger.”

There are two diesel and one gasoline engine options available among many other new features for the new Ford small-sized pickup.

Ford stated that the new Ranger line offers the perfect truck for a basic work vehicle with a utility interior, to a limited model that is completely loaded with the latest and greatest technological features. Four body styles will be offered including the Ranger Wildtrack and limited trim.

There have been rumors that Ford will be launching a new Ranger model in the U.S. down the road, but no official word has been announced.

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