Spied! Ford Ranger "T6" Global Small Pickup

idealer

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Spied! Ford Ranger "T6" Global Small Pickup
Posted by Mike Levine | May 12, 2009



Ford hasn’t said officially what, if anything, will replace the U.S.-built Ford Ranger when production ends in 2011 but recent spy photos captured half a world apart point to a brand new, globally produced small pickup taking its place by 2012.



The engineering mules seen in these pictures might look like facelifted, double-cab versions of the Mazda BT-50 that’s sold outside the U.S. and shares a common platform with the Thai-built overseas Ford Ranger, but sources say their duct tape and cobbled bodies hide the mechanicals and running gear of Ford’s next-generation global small truck. That new pickup will likely mean all Ford Ranger models would be built on a single global platform, codenamed "T6" that's being designed in Australia. The current overseas Ford Ranger shares only its name with the Ranger built for North America.

The move is expected to mirror Ford’s recent product strategy to cut development costs by designing new vehicles on a single global platform, like the new Ford Fiesta compact car that recently went on sale in Europe and is promised for the U.S. next year.

Photographed T6 test trucks are configured in both left- and right-hand drive versions and are longer and wider than the current overseas Ranger. The mules are powered by diesel and gas engines. An industry source says the T6 Ranger for the U.S. will likely be powered by a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder direct injection turbocharged EcoBoost engine producing at least 175 horsepower and 180 pounds-feet of torque. Ford's 3.0-liter Duratorq TDCi four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, rated at 154 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque, is expected to be carried over in the new truck for buyers outside the U.S.
 

Mark Newhan

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About time they do something with the ranger. Ford being the only domestic that did not take bailout money just have me considering a Ford for my next purchase.
 

Dezertpilot

Well-Known Member
They need to bring back the Ibeams & put the diesel motor in it...
Thinking like that (I Beams) will solidify their $ problems for awhile to come!
 

ultrablew

Well-Known Member
Is it just me or does the front end look like they took it off a VW Jetta:confused:.

That things hideous!:(
Lol. I thought the same thing. Looks part VW, put Nissan, and part? I think I like the Raptor!
 

JEFFRPM

Non Sugar Coated
Yea and I'll just bet the turd only gets 17 mpg Hel my 08 LOADED TO THE NUTS chevrolet crew cab gets 19 on a bad day AND can pull a sick rental companion of the evening of a pisspot!
[very few can out pull my other truck with the cummins]
 

MALIBLOC

Well-Known Member
UGH!!!!!:confused::confused:
HORRIBLE
 

fishd00d

What A Joke
looks like crap, the front end looks like a mixture of a nissan with geo metro fenders. the back looks like a canyon
 

Demp

#mikesson
Last time I checked, Ford emblem is oval... that a circle... may be a Mazda

that truck is ugly!
 

Ryan_P

Well-Known Member
Last time I checked, Ford emblem is oval... that a circle... may be a Mazda

that truck is ugly!
Yup. Look the emblem, clearly a Mazda logo.

However, they are one in the same. My guess is that the new Ranger won't look a whole lot different. It almost looks like one of those hideous cross-over things...
 

jo maoma

Heisenberg
Yup. Look the emblem, clearly a Mazda logo.

However, they are one in the same. My guess is that the new Ranger won't look a whole lot different. It almost looks like one of those hideous cross-over things...
yep Mazda BT-50 with the hood raked out and different rear flares...



 
Did you read the copy?

"The engineering mules seen in these pictures might look like facelifted, double-cab versions of the Mazda BT-50 that’s sold outside the U.S. and shares a common platform with the Thai-built overseas Ford Ranger, but sources say their duct tape and cobbled bodies hide the mechanicals and running gear of Ford’s next-generation global small truck."
 

Demp

#mikesson
Did you read the copy?

"The engineering mules seen in these pictures might look like facelifted, double-cab versions of the Mazda BT-50 that’s sold outside the U.S. and shares a common platform with the Thai-built overseas Ford Ranger, but sources say their duct tape and cobbled bodies hide the mechanicals and running gear of Ford’s next-generation global small truck."
jajaja

You sir! haha I just looked at the grill and said " That's not a ford " :D:eek:
 

Tipracer

Well-Known Member
yep Mazda BT-50 with the hood raked out and different rear flares...



thats no burnout smoke...I would belive a small 4cyl...to bad it needs a 3.5l global motor..oh wait that was nissan, that bt-50 all rallied out looks interesting
 

BRINGTHERUCKUS

Nimrod de PMC
Im not sure if you are aware but forgieners love ugly ass cars and trucks. as long as its not coming to america im ok with it selling millions around the world.
 
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