YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:00 am, October 11, 2011
The mid-sized Ford Ranger pickup is soon going away in North America, as production will finish up at Ford’s St. Louis plant in December, with plans to end sales sometime early in 2012. That’s not the case for the rest of the world, though. The new 2012 Ford Ranger pickup was featured last week at South Africa’s motor show in Johannesburg. Ford’s South Africa plant will build Rangers for both the domestic and 148 different African and European export markets. It will also be built in Thailand and Argentina for distribution in those parts of the world. And unless North Americans lose their appetite for huge pickups, we won’t see a new Ranger here soon… if ever. Pity.
Tomorrow: Chevy sees the domestic market for smaller pickups a bit differently.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know