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Ford may outfit its Ranger pickup in Raptor armor before unleashing it on the Tacoma TRD

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Ford may outfit its Ranger pickup in Raptor armor before unleashing it on the Tacoma TRD

While its competitors have both maintained a presence or re-entered into the small truck market in the U.S., Ford has been out of the sport for a couple of years, without plans to re-introduce its Ranger pickup unless 2018 or later.

Fans of the Ranger due to this fact should either turn to the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, or the Toyota Tacoma to get their gentle truck restoration. Luckily, Ford’s Performance Communications Supervisor, Paul Seredynski, has hinted that, when the Ranger does return to the states, it would come with a Efficiency variant.

Namely, Mr. Seredynski said a Raptor Ranger is a “fascinating idea” and could doubtless fit throughout the 12 promised Ford Performance fashions so as to debut over the following four years. Among those, the redesigned F-A Hundred And Fifty Raptor already has a strong fan base. A Raptor Ranger would even have quick competition from Toyota’s Tacoma TRD, which could mature into a full-blown sport truck between now and the end of the decade.

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It’s unquestionably an ideal idea: near the possibility of the F-One Hundred Fifty Raptor with the maneuverability of a smaller truck. Alternatively, Ford Performance chief engineer Tyrone Johnson referred to, “the whole thing we do has to have a pretty good trade case” as the company isn’t considering fashions that lose money.” In Fact, there are very few automobiles that are ever put on sale where the automaker knows it’s going to lose money.

If a trade case can also be made for a Efficiency generation of the Ranger, it is going to likely be in-built Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant a year or so after the regular Ranger is offered.

It hasn’t but been proven, however Ward Off may additionally reintroduce its Dakota small truck — which itself would possibly borrow the “Revolt” Efficiency badge from its higher sibling. Who knows, in 5 years’ time there is also a few Performance trucks of all sizes and shapes to choose from (and with a variety of conventional and hybridized powertrains).


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