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26New Ford Ranger becomes first pickup to earn Five-Star Euro NCAP rating

Add another reason to lament the fact that the all-new Ford Ranger will not be sold in the United States: It's safe.

38Geneva 2011: 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak finds open arms around the globe (U.S. not included)

Cinderella was right when they sang "Don't Know What You've Got ('Til It's Gone)." The Ford Ranger has left the country only to reappear around the globe, looking pretty darn good in the process. Leading the charge into our now-broken heart is the 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak; a diesel-sipping, off-road ready, gadget-packed pickup truck that's making out with the rest of the world while all we can do is watch from the sidelines. The Wildtrak is the newest range-topping trim and it comes cramme

88Video: Next-gen Ford Ranger shows locomotive force

Global Ford Ranger pulls a locomotive – Click above to watch video after the jump

44Video: Mulally unwittingly confirms next-gen Ford Ranger for U.S. market? [*UPDATED]

Alan Mulally on CNBC – Click above to watch the video after the jump

18Not Coming to America: Redesigned Ford Ka, Ranger

2009 Ford Ka - Click above for high-res image gallery

42Spy Shots: Ford Ranger mule caught testing in Dearborn

Ford Ranger mule – Click above for high-res image gallery of spy shots

10Spy Shots: Aussie-market 2012 Ford Ranger spotted?

As previously reported, Ford's Australian arm is currently developing a new global small truck platform that will underpin the next Ford Ranger here in the United States. Codenamed T6, the truck is likely to be offered in both standard and extended cab configurations and offer various gas and diesel powerplants depending on the country it's sold in.

24Spy Shots: Is this the next-generation Ford Ranger? And if so, will we get it?

Ford's recent strategy of combining all of its vehicles from around the world on a single set of platforms may finally bring a new Ranger small pickup truck to the United States once the current model loses its long-running lease on life after the 2011 model year. Spy shooters from the other side of the world have snapped off a series of photos of Ford engineers out testing what appears to be the Blue Oval's next-gen small truck platform in both right- and left-hand-drive configurations.

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