Detroit - Late last year strong and seemingly well-founded rumours emerged, stating that Ford was working on a new compact bakkie to slot beneath the Ranger, and now the project has been pretty much confirmed by Ford’s president of global markets, Jim Farley.
Speaking at a conference in Detroit, Farley said that Ford would be investing in more affordable pick-up trucks and that we can expect “new nameplates” below where the company competes today, Automotive News reports.
“We’ll have more details to share about new nameplates in the future,” he added, without giving any further details about the products or when they would be launched.
However, other Ford insiders have previously told Automobile Magazine that Ford was planning to introduce the new sub-Ranger bakkie by 2022.
Those sources also told the US magazine that it would be a unibody pick-up based on the Ford Focus platform.