Do Not Expect to See the All-New 2012 Ford Ranger

It's always a little sad when we receive word when a certain vehicle won't be available in the U.S. This is what's happening with the 2012 Ford Ranger. A truck with designs that make it a shoe-in for the spot right beneath the F-150, sadly is not coming to the U.S. The reason behind this decision is because the new Ranger is larger than the current version, and it may overlap with smaller F-150 models, the bread and butter of Ford's truck lineup.

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If it's not coming to American, then where will it be going? The Ranger will be found in markets ranging from the Asia-Pacific region to South America and South Africa. Under the hood the Ranger is powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, or a 3.2-liter in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel, making some 200 horsepower. Though some truck enthusiasts may be a little sad that this vehicle will pass us by, it's clearly a move by Ford global in what it sees as being the right direction.