Details are on the new Ford Ranger seems ready-2012, and the design, the one directly under the F-150 in the Ford range step.But unfortunately for fans of the long-time Ranger (and there are certainly a few), it is not coming to the U.S.
Here is why, in short: The new Ranger, which was just presented at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney is much larger than the current versions of all large that it might overlap, for buyers with smaller models F-150 .
Fast F-150 Ranger companies would not fit so well
“We are in a position of real power moves,” Schirmer said, saying that Ford offer leadership performance with this model, “which means that even unfortunate enough to make up, to a size that was close to overlap with the range of – 150 F models in North America. Although the new Ranger is about six inches narrower than the F-150, is only two or three inches in length.
Where is it in the markets of Asia-Pacific South America and South Africa, the new Ranger 2012 was fueled by the sale of a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder or a 3.2-liter inline five-cylinder turbo-diesel to 200 hp. The bigger engine makes 347 pounds-feet of torque as much as some V-8. These engines are covered with six-speed manual or an automated version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and five-speed manual transmission also available.
While the exterior of the car has a strong resemblance to the 2011 F-150, the interior of a number of design elements that make up the perspective of the new global Ford was (with a central controller and high-mounted screen) and lent a few details from the F -150, Bosch and Dewalt power tools and G-Shock watches for the automaker. The new truck comes with all the connectivity options, including the updating of an iPod connection and Bluetooth and steering wheel controls.
Decline in demand for compact cars
General, the compact truck segment is less than one quarter of what it was ten years one million per year to about 230,000.
Schirmer Ford attributed to several things: One is that the chandelier started to fade long ranger in the fleets of society. Many buyers were Ranger fleet buyers to choose this model because the price only, Schirmer said. ”It was often the only time that the product you buy, because it is cheap Ford, a pickup was not.” As always limited, what you do to update the model.
Then, on the side for personal use, the Rangers were purchased by commuters who do not really need a truck. Again it was because the buyers just a cheap, economical Ford wanted to “It just happened on a truck,” joked Schirmer. ”If you pick one up at work, you buy an F-series.”
And that maximum prices may be a bit late to be confused.According to the Detroit News it would cost only $ 20 more per month to obtain an F-150.
F-150 Enlarge the family makes sense for Ford
“Ford wanted more people in the F-150 family,” said Jesse Toprak, senior vice president of trends in the industry to really care.Based on sales, “There will be net losers,” Toprak said, but he thinks the decision will save money, both on the secondary production of scale and marketing, giving them a clear message of the product.
As more models Ford F-150 tried to client needs, including production, increased energy efficiency, the Rangers’ less relevant in North America, “says Schirmer.
However, the F-150 is not as affordable or economy than the Ranger. It is convenient in some versions, but the city-based Ranger 22 27 mpg highway EPA rating is still good, even before the basic 2011 Ford F-150 V-6, which was estimated at 16/23.
Ford expects the buyers to move by many companies in the Transit Connect, or a base F-150 V-6, while others to an F-150 or a fuel-efficient Focus, Fiesta. ”We are not as hard on the side of trucks that we have,” Schirmer said.