Good news for Ford fans: One of the automaker’s most popular trucks could be returning to its lineup by the end of the decade.
Multiple auto blogs are reporting that the Ford Ranger is coming back. According to Car And Driver, the truck could be on dealer lots around the country by 2019.
A Ford representative said that the company does not comment on future products.
According to Ford’s official site, the first model year for the Ranger was 1983 with a second-generation model introduced in 1993. It ended its 29-year run in 2012. The popular vehicle has continued on in international markets in various forms.
Numerous websites are reporting that the Ford Ranger is returning. As per Car And Driver, the truck could be on dealership lots around the nation by 2019.
A Ford spokesperson stated that the company does not discuss about future items.
According to Ford’s main website, the first model year for the Ranger was 1983 with a second-generation design presented in 1993. It ended its 29-year run in 2012. The popular car has advanced in global markets in numerous forms.
Most auto blog sites have stated that Ford missed out on a golden chance around that time to keep a few of the truck clients that General Motors and Toyota snagged with the Colorado, Canyon, and the Tacoma. Heck, even the Nissan Frontier has actually made inroads into that specific niche market.
Furthermore, it has been also reported that the base cost for the brand-new Ranger will be about $25,000, making it competitive with those other truck designs.
As has been formerly reported, Ford will likewise bring back a newly revamped Bronco SUV by the beginning of the next years. Broncos were terminated in 1996 however have actually continued to be a cult favorite.
Ford could jump back into the midsize pickup market in the U.S. with a version of its global Ranger truck, according to reports from The Detroit News and Automotive News. Ford is apparently in talks with the UAW to bring production of the Ford Ranger to the Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan.
Ford did not comment on the reports, but did say in a statement that it is “actively pursuing future vehicle alternatives” for production at Michigan Assembly as part of upcoming negotiations with UAW leadership.
Ford recently announced that production of the Ford Focus and C-Max models would move away from Michigan Assembly in 2018, but did not announce any plans for a replacement vehicle to be built there. The Ford Ranger pickup is apparently a frontrunner in the final discussions between Ford and the UAW, an unnamed source told The Detroit News. The Ford Ranger was last sold in the U.S. in 2011, and a global version introduced in 2012 (pictured) is currently sold elsewhere in the world.