The Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is returning. It's been seven years since American shoppers could purchase Ranger but Ford is bringing it back. Production will begin on Ranger in late 2018. Ranger will feature a 2.3-L EcoBoost engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
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By the end of our four day trip we had scaled mountains, driven along the cliffs of the coast, through canyons and rain forests.
There were lots of sheep.
Ford may bring the Ranger back to the US, the UK goes nuts over Mustang, and the battle of hybrids heats up with spy shots of Prius and a new Hyundai. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on highlights from the week in automotive news.
Is Ford planning to bring back its midsize Ranger pickup to the US? The Detroit News reports that Ford is planning to build its Ranger Pickup truck at the Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of Ford's plans during its ongoing negotiations with the UAW.
In support of a program to help low-income buyers purchase zero-emissions vehicles, a California politician recently crushed an '84 Ranger at a rally. Arnold Schwarzenegger also blew a car up in support of the initiative.
Dashcam videos can be divvied up into two categories - "I can't believe that just happened," and "You're lucky to be alive." The former is usually quite funny and entertaining, while the latter is usually kind of scary; involving a close call between our camera car and something quite dangerous.
It's been more than five months since the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota went dark. The facility produced Ford vehicles for nearly 100 years before finally being closed as part of ongoing restructuring. The closure coincided with the production of the very last North American Ford Ranger.
Global Ford Ranger pulls a locomotive – Click above to watch video after the jump