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    Details Emerge Regarding Rumored Small Ford Pickup

    Source: AutoVerdict
    January 19, 2019
    by Nick Saporito


    America's love affair with pickups and utility vehicles is not going unnoticed at Ford Motor Company. Rumors the Blue Oval is working on a compact, unibody-based pickup are starting to advance in detail.*

    Chatter that Ford would rollout a new vehicle under the recently-launched Ranger are not new. That said, in a new*Jalopnik*report details how this new truck will be based on a front-wheel-drive unibody chassis, likely developed by the same engineering team that develops Ford's commercial vehicle line. Some of the information coming directly from a Ford engineer's post on social media.

    Further details suggest the new truck will be named the Ford*Courier when it enters production sometime in 2021. The Courier is speculated to be powered by Ford's 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which offers around 245 horsepower in most other Ford applications. An additional hybrid variant is also expected, utilizing a next-generation version of Ford's 2.5-liter*Atkison cycle engine.

    The front-wheel-drive pickup will also be offered with all-wheel-drive.

    Assuming reports are accurate, it appears the Ranger will be getting a little brother in 2021. Given Ford is axing nearly every sedan in its lineup, it comes as little surprise the company is working on new models to restock its showrooms.**



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    Production in Hermosillo.

    Will be joined by a 3-row crossover and the next gen Transit Connect.

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    I hope these reports are accurate. I wouldn't mind having a small "trucklet" like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnut View Post
    I hope these reports are accurate. I wouldn't mind having a small "trucklet" like this.
    I think it makes a lot of sense as well.

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    Style and price it right and this will sell in the boatloads.

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    too soon to start beating this horse again?



    Also recent reports of Brazil plants needing more output or else...

    Last edited by adk024; 01-21-2019 at 02:59 AM.

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