We have heard from the head of Ram Truck that they are going to be bringing back the Dakota as it is a good opportunity. We have also received confirmation from sources said to be close to Ford that the 2018 Ford Ranger is heading to the US.
The Ford Argentina New Programs head is said to be the man behind the 2018 Ford Ranger heading to the US. He said that if things go as planned the vehicle will begin production in 2018 and it is going to be launched as a 2019 model.
Ford North America signed an agreement with United Auto Workers, so the Wayne plant, which is in Michigan, is going to produce the 2018 Ford Ranger after making room by moving production of the C-Max along with the Ford Focus, to Mexico.
The mid-sized trucks to come from GM have the Duramax diesel engine and so we could see the 2018 Ford Ranger offer up the 3.2 lire TDCi oil burner in the Ranger that comes out in Europe being a bit higher than the version heading to the US.