Ford's decided smaller may not always be better. CEO Alan Mulally told Automotive News this weekend they won't be selling the Ka minicar or the next-gen-for-the-global-marketplace 2012 Ford Ranger pickup here in the U.S. [AutoNews]
The Finns at World Car Fans have spotted what, at first glance, may look like the Thai-built Mazda BT-50. It's actually the 2012 Ford Ranger (or whatever it'll be called) double-cab mule doing some high-weather, Ricola-requiring testing in the Alps.
The 2012 Ford Ranger, expected to debut for the 2012 model year, will feature an EcoBoost 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. PickupTrucks.com spotted this one and have more details for us on the lonely island-of-a-segment.
Underneath these Mazda B250-bodied mules, shot in Michigan in right-hand-drive and Australia in left-hand-drive configuration, is the "T6" EcoBoost-powered global platform replacement for the 2012 Ford Ranger. Looks like compact trucks ain't dead yet. [PickupTrucks]