Add another reason to lament the fact that the all-new Ford Ranger will not be sold in the United States: It's safe.
2012 Ford Ranger
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
Global Ford Ranger pulls a locomotive – Click above to watch video after the jump
Alan Mulally on CNBC – Click above to watch the video after the jump
Ford Ranger mule – Click above for high-res image gallery of spy shots
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.
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.