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Old 01-09-2017, 09:41 AM   #1
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Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV

DETROIT – The Bronco is back!

And so is the Ranger.

Ford announced on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show that it will launch a new Ranger small pickup in 2019, followed by a Bronco SUV based on it in 2020.

The news comes several months after the plans were unofficially revealed through comments made by UAW workers who will be building the trucks at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant -- home to the original Bronco from 1966-1986.

That's not all: Ford F-150 Diesel coming in 2018

The factory was at the center of controversy recently when President-elect Donald Trump criticized Ford for moving production of its Focus cars built there today to a new facility the automaker planned to build in Mexico. Ford has since decided to scrap the new plant, and will instead expand an existing one in Mexico to accommodate the Focus production.

The Ranger was last offered in the U.S. in 2011, but a new version of it has been sold overseas ever since. The Bronco was put out to pasture in 1996, two years after one took part in the infamous O.J. Simpson low speed police pursuit through Los Angeles.

Ford didn’t offer any technical details or images of the vehicles, but suggested that the Bronco will offer serious off road capability.

Blast from the past: First Ford Bronco surfaces after sale: http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2016/11/...fter-sale.html


Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor. You can follow him on Twitter @garygastelu and @foxcarreport
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I've seen the Ranger in Europe. It's not small.
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Yea, if they just bring in the global Ranger, it is still pretty big. Kind of like the Colorado, not much difference between that and a half ton.

I like a small truck. Still have my 89 S10 4wd 5sp. Simply nothing on the market that can replace its utility. I don't use it as a car, only as a truck.

Sad you can get any type of car imaginable, but trucks you can only get big, real big or monster.
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Yea, if they just bring in the global Ranger, it is still pretty big. Kind of like the Colorado, not much difference between that and a half ton.

I like a small truck. Still have my 89 S10 4wd 5sp. Simply nothing on the market that can replace its utility. I don't use it as a car, only as a truck.

Sad you can get any type of car imaginable, but trucks you can only get big, real big or monster.
Feel the same way about my '04 Dakota. Yeah it's got the 4.7 V8 in it, but it is not big and bulky like a full size, hauls and tows anything I have ever needed it to, plenty of room in the Quad Cab for kids, rides nice and I can put it in any parking spot I need to.

Only choice left in a Mopar truck is a big Ram with a ton of chrome and 22" wheels on it. Wish they'd get back into the mid-size game.
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the Ranger is currently all over the globe
Asia,Europe,Africa,Australia, Mexico, South America

I saw a few of them in the Dominican Republic

and it has a little diesel in it

I just assumed that the pollution regulations on emissions was the reason it's not in the USA


what is the reason it is not already here ?

is Ford management really that stupid ?
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I heard it explained by some car guys that the ranger and f150 really don't cost much different to build, but they can sell the f150 for WAY more. So with no ranger, they figure you will buy a f150 and they make more cake.

Sometimes I just want to do a major beat down on MBA's. They are the ones that come up with this crap.

If ford can build a little car, build a little truck already.

Just look at the prices for the old discontinued rangers.
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I think that the old Ranger was pretty cool. I hope the new one has the good reputation for quality that the old one did.
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I had two rangers. Both were great little no thrills type trucks. Both were beaten hard and never failed me. Damn miss those little things.
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I saw some pics of the Bronco concept, if they make it like the pic it will sell.
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If they bring the global Ranger here, it will be an also-ran in a crowded market - their primary customers will be the brand-loyal monkeys. If they intro a smaller version, similar to the old Ranger, they could have a hit on their hands and attract new customers.

If the global version, they might as well call it F100....it will probably be bigger than the old F100.
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I've seen the Ranger in Europe. It's not small.

Nor is the canyon from GM.
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Nor is the canyon from GM.
Exactly. Ironically I see the Ranger and Canyon/Colorado all the time in Asia where I've lived for years. Although I have heard that the Canyon is basically the same size as older 1/2 tons, I really didn't have perspective until today. I am in the US for business and today passed a new Canyon in a parking lot parked next to a mid-80s F150. They were exactly the same size.

Really reinforced how big most new trucks are....Super Duty daily drivers may be cool, but they a freaking big.

I hope they do well with the Ranger and the Bronco. Loved the old Broncos.
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The bronco looks sweet!
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Yea, if they just bring in the global Ranger, it is still pretty big. Kind of like the Colorado, not much difference between that and a half ton.

I like a small truck. Still have my 89 S10 4wd 5sp. Simply nothing on the market that can replace its utility. I don't use it as a car, only as a truck.

Sad you can get any type of car imaginable, but trucks you can only get big, real big or monster.
I want cruise, a/c, wind up windows, manual locks, and tilt steering.
Full electronic locker.

Why not build a HD mini 1/2 ton?
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You can still get 5 year old Rangers coming out of fleet usage. They have about 60k on the clock so plenty of life left if not abused. I picked one up during the summer and while it is about the most spartan vehicle I have ever owned, it has a surprising comfortable ride, more so than my Honda car and is good on gas to boot. I had a Tundra and loved it, but this is much better on gas and parking (spaces at work are too close) and is fine for my limited needs- Weekends at Home depot for house repairs/remodel and pulling a small boat.

As far as the new Ranger goes- if we get the overseas version- it (at least the Australian version) has a good reputation right up there with Toyota, but is too large and $$$ for my needs.
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A ranger with a 6 cylinder ecoboost engine would be a rocket.
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I saw some pics of the Bronco concept, if they make it like the pic it will sell.
That Bronco that's been floating around was just a fan rendering from a forum. It likely won't look like that. There had been no new concept or anything from Ford.

As far as the Ranger, it is going to be the global version seen elsewhere. And the Bronco will share the same platform.
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A ranger with a 6 cylinder ecoboost engine would be a rocket.
Yup
My 03 Sonoma is going in for paint because they won't make
what I want. 4.3 w 240 lbs of torque pulls my 20 SC just fine.

I don't want a big stupid overpriced truck.
Have thought about an 03-04 lightning....
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I kinda like the size of my Gen 1 year 2000 Tundra

I would be happy in a Ranger,Frontier or a GM in this size range

but I damn sure wont pay the price of a full size truck
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