Wednesday, October 27, 2021
News Ford To Dive Into Small Trucks With An Expected Sub-Ford Ranger Offering

Ford To Dive Into Small Trucks With An Expected Sub-Ford Ranger Offering

Ford is rumoured to be launching a sub-Ranger-sized small pickup.

  • This new small pickup will likely become this least expensive Ford vehicle.
  • Rumour has it that it will be based on the European Ford Focus platform.
  • Market launch could be late 2021 or early 2022.

When the plug was pulled on the Ford Ranger, many fans of the product and experts agreed that Ford’s decision was wrong. Although the small Ranger was never as popular as the F-150, its value, reliability, and capabilities resonated with a huge crowd of buyers. The return of the Ford Ranger has not helped Ford reach affordable truck buyers as it once did but the coming of a new smaller pickup (called the Courier perhaps?) just might.

The reason is that, according to Automotive News, this new pickup may very well become Ford’s most affordable vehicle. When Ford pulled the plug on the Fiesta and Focus, this left the EcoSport to bare the title of cheapest vehicle but at $25,149, it’s a good ways more expensive than the Fiesta was. With this in mind, we think pricing may drop to the $20k mark.

This new pickup, apparently revealed to 100 of Ford’s highest-ranking dealerships at an event in Tucson, Arizona, confirmed a rumour that started nearly a year and half ago. This pickup won’t exactly replace the previous Ranger as it will probably ride on a European Ford Focus platform that will be adapted for the job. Powertrains selection may come from Ford’s smaller engine family including any one from the EcoSport, namely the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated unit or the EcoBoost 1.0-litre engine or from the Escape, such as the 3-cylinder turbo.

According to the story, the new small truck should launch in late 2021 or early 2022.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2019 Ford Ranger XLT | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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