• Jan 8, 2009
A cunning photographer has grabbed some shots of what appears to be production versions of the Thailand-bound Ford Ranger Max. While hardware and interior information are scarce at this point, it's clear that some of the details have been toned down from what was shown on the concept (namely the notches on the fender flares and the hood intakes). That said, the production compact pickup remains essentially true to what we saw at last Fall's Thailand Motor Expo, giving it a bed-load of personality. Wouldn't be a bad thing to bring over to America, eh, Ford? Thanks for the tip,Torrent!


[Source: Ford Club]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Remember people this is a Mazda platformed truck not a Ford platform but I say bring it hear along with Mazda BT-50 compact pick up. There are plenty of shuttered Ford plants that could build this fine PU and I am sure it would go well with the UAW too. I have seen the Mazda version of this platform and it is awsome especially with the diesel. I would buy one in a heart beat!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you guys really want it, why not take a trip down to South East Asia? If the Ranger can't come to you, why not go to the Ranger... Minor detail of paying a hell of a lot more due to taxes though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And the drive home would be rough.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring it on! I want! I need! I luv!
        • 6 Years Ago
        No LUV for you from Ford, that's a Chevy thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know everyone will disagree, but I like the look of our version better
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually I agree with you. I think the current Ranger looks better personally. This one looks like a Toyota front end stuck on a Frontier body. I do with they'd offer the Ranger in a 4-dr cab model in the US though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed with both of you. The only trucks that look as good as the Ranger are the Suzuki Equator and the last-generation Ford F-150.

        Well, OK, and the '90s Dodge Dakotas and the 2009 Dodge Ram. I like them too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man! I couldn't think of a better vehicle for Ford to develop and build in this climate...truly kudos to Ford!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would totally want one if it had a small 4-cylinder diesel, 6-speed manual transmission, and solid axles with diff locks! Since Jeep won't build the Brute or J8 truck for us, Ford could use this opportunity to offer the only compact truck with proper off-road credentials! As it is, it's just another disposable faux-by-four. When will an auto manufacturer finally realize that we want more than just big hulking trucks and/or wimpy independent suspension and open differentials?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agree 1000%. I want a 4 cylinder diesel. I would buy for sure, no question.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hola esa version de ranger cuando llega a mexico
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone else kinda catching last Gen Tundra vibes from the front end of that last pic
      or is it me?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No that's not just you. I thought of the Tundra/Tacoma line when i first saw the pic.

        This is the size of pickup that's right for most Americans yet both Ford and GM refuse to update their offering in this segment. Most people just don't need a Silverado or an F-150.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Heh! So typical and predictable.

      If it does not have a big-rig semi-truck looking front end then it is either ugly, a Toyota or a Nissan copy.

      I guess for most individuals living in NA, their perceptions will never change.
      • 6 Years Ago
      While the concept looks good and tough.

      That tai version is one ugly mother. I'm glad we don't have it here because after today i never want to see it again.
      r tay
      • 6 Years Ago
      The highest quality assembly plant in the America's builds Ranger Pick-up Trucks in the Twin Cities, Highland area of St paul.Mn. It is a green plant, as it uses it's own power plant to supply it's electricity. But Ford is going to close it in 2011, because they beleive there is not enough demand or profit in such a vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So how many "Bring it now" comments will be posted after this? I say 10-12
        • 6 Years Ago
        "A cunning photographer has grabbed some shots of what appears to be production versions of the Thailand-bound Ford Ranger Max...."

        Thailand "bound"?...

        You mean Thailand "sourced", as these are made in that SE Asian country...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Bring it! As the concept is! And STOP messing with it after concept!

        Same goes for Ford Explorer America! It's totally fine as a concept (exterior)...
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was a quick answer. the very next guy wrote it.

        It looks like the previous version of the Nissan Frontier. Good Luck Ford.
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