The small pickup truck market may be getting another new competitor from Detroit. Continue Reading...
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Think we have it good in the US when it comes to automotive selection? Think again. There are quite a few cars available to our neighbors from the North and South, but not in our dealerships. What gives? Here’s the scoop: many of these cars might not pass our emissions or safety standards, while others… Continue Reading...
Team Ford Racing has announced that it will compete at the 2014 Dakar Rally with a pair of South African-built Rangers. Continue Reading...
Bringing the Ford Ranger back to the U.S. has been discussed since the first day it left, and one Ford executive thinks that there is a place for Ranger in North America, just not the same one that is sold worldwide. Continue Reading...
The Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra have all seen updates in the past year, but what about smaller pickups which are seen as more affordable and fuel efficient? Well, they may be on the way back to relevance. Continue Reading...
In December 2011, Ford ended production of its Ranger, arguably America’s lost truly compact pickup truck offering. Continue Reading...
Bigger isn’t always better, although domestic automakers are pretending not to hear you when it comes to compact pickups. Why? Continue Reading...
A new year is around the corner, and with every new year comes change. Numerous new models will be added to dealerships across the country, while for 2012 many other models will disappear. From the Mazda RX-8 to the Honda Element, there are quite a few vehicles we’re going to miss and hope that successors… Continue Reading...
Overall Ranger sales peaked in 1999 at some 348,358 units, yet since then demand for Ford’s compact pickup and small trucks in general has been shrinking, rapidly. Continue Reading...
Even as General Motors readies their new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, Ford and Chrysler are hedging their bets that consumers won’t return to the floundering small truck market, and continue to opt for full-size pickups instead. General Motors has claimed that the new Colorado will do most of what a full-size truck can do with… Continue Reading...
The compact pickup segment is interesting because major updates are rare compared to other sectors of the auto industry. The RAM Dakota hasn’t received a refreshed look since 2007, and the Nissan Frontier hasn’t changed since 2005. The outgoing Ford Ranger hasn’t really changed since 1998. This isn’t the same story for the Toyota Tacoma… Continue Reading...
As a result, the automaker is recalling certain 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickups, 2002-07 Super Duty pickups, including F-250 through F-550 models, as well as 2002-05 Excursion SUVs. Continue Reading...
It wasn’t exactly a secret. With Thailand being one of the most popular single markets for small and mid-size pickups – the biggest in the world according to GM’s Susan Docherty, it’s hardly surprising the General chose the Bangkok Auto Show to reveal its global Ford Ranger competitor, the Chevrolet Colorado. However, the actual truck… Continue Reading...
However, unlike the new Ranger, GM is not giving up on the North American market when it comes to small trucks, one source says that the new Colorado was specifically engineered to conform to US and Canadian federal requirements. Continue Reading...
Ford announced a recall of their trucks and crossovers – including 23,688 Ranger pickup trucks – because of a fuel line near the throttle body shield that could leak fuel and cause a fire, and an electrical system that might short out and, well, cause a fire. Ford is recalling 8,022 Edge and Lincokn MKX… Continue Reading...
With the Ford Ranger having left the building, General Motors is capitalizing on the death of a legend by going full steam ahead with the development of their next compact pickups, which will replace the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. While the Ranger will be sold in markets across the globe, save for the United… Continue Reading...
Kuzak also went on to state that the small truck market in North America has been declining for years and now represents just two percent of total vehicle sales (it once accounted for around 10 percent) Continue Reading...
Take a look at the Ford Territory SUV pictured above. It looks just like our now-dead North American market Ford Taurus X, right? Underneath, the two cars couldn’t be different. The Taurus X is based on the last generation Taurus, a heavy, lumbering, underpowered behemoth, while the Territory is based on the rear-drive Falcon, and… Continue Reading...
The Jeep Comanche has a small but dedicated following of fans, but the venerable brand hasn’t been too interested in returning to the segment – until now. With the Mahindra pickup on the way and demand for the Ford Ranger still at passable levels, Jeep CEO Mike Manley says compact trucks are an area that he is… Continue Reading...
The Ford Ranger has been on the market for 12 years in its current incarnation, and while the Ford F-Series might be America’s favorite truck, the Ranger doesn’t look like its slowing down any time soon either. With the April sales numbers released yesterday, Pickuptrucks.com made the startling discovery that in April of 2010, the… Continue Reading...
Production of the Ranger pickup truck will end next year, with Ford hoping buyers will move up to the F-150. If demand is sufficient, however, Ford might also look to introduce its upcoming global midsize truck platform (the new Ranger) to the U.S. In an interview with PickupTrucks.com, Ford product boss Derrick Kuzak confirmed the… Continue Reading...
Ford Europe has just release images and information on the upcoming 2010 Ranger pickup truck. With a sporty new redesign that looks suited for hitting the sand-dunes, this new look is not destined to appear in North America. U.S. customers will get this instead: “The Ford Ranger nameplate is already established in more than 100… Continue Reading...