Posted on: Feb 22, 2013 | 22,842 reads

Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?

Ford is reportedly looking into reviving the compact Ranger on a unibody chassis for the US market.
The Ford Ranger that’s beloved by many in the US is gone with no immediate plans to replace it with the all-new Ranger that’s now on sale in Australia, Brazil and other global markets. That’s a real shame, but according to a new report coming from Car and Driver, Ford is now supposedly looking into the possibility of replacing the old US-spec Ranger with a car-based pickup that would have a cheaper base price than the larger F-150.
Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?
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According to Ford Truck’s marketing manager Doug Scott, who spoke with potential customers, there’s still a market for such a vehicle. Ford realized that it wouldn’t need a traditional body-on-frame chassis; a car-based unibody setup would do as long as it were to have a payload capacity of around 1,000 lbs. and a towing capacity of around 3,000 lbs. Scott stated that "we know there is a market for a true compact truck... and we think we know what it looks like." That's still short of a production green-light, but where there's a demand, a supply will grow to fill it.

Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?
Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?
Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?
Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?



by Jay Traugott
Ford Considering New Unibody Ranger?
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