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Made in Detroit: Ford Shipping F-150 Raptors to China

Automaker selling U.S.-built vehicles in China for first time.

by on Feb.03, 2017

Pickups are now the rage in China, and Ford is taking advantage of that demand by shipping Detroit-made F-150 Raptors to the country.

Amid the growing controversy over the United States trade agreements with other countries around the world, Ford Motor Co. has begun shipping pickups built the company’s storied Rouge manufacturing complex just outside Detroit to China.

However, these aren’t just any trucks.

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Ford is shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, who have said they wanted the vehicle. It marks the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck, Ford’s best-selling vehicle and the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the past 40 years, has been officially exported to China in the modern era. (more…)

First Drive: 2017 Ram Rebel

Ready for the road: off or on.

by on Dec.13, 2016

The Ram Rebel incorporates the best of off-road capability with on-road comfort and convenience.

From every perspective, the popularity of the good old pickup truck is larger than life as the vehicles from American brands like Chevrolet, Ford and Ram continue to fetch higher and higher prices.

But then there is plenty of evidence that the pickup truck of today is several evolutionary cycles removed from the old-fashioned work trucks that are an enduring part of the American landscape prior to the 1980s.

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A case in point is the Ram Rebel, a truck that incorporates most of the old fashioned pickup’s rugged practicality and marries it to luxury once found in expensive sedans and additional capabilities for anyone will to take a $57,125 “off road.” (more…)

Ram Boss Says Room for Two in Midsize Truck Line-Up

Jeep Wrangler-based option already in the works.

by on Mar.31, 2016

Are Fiat Chrysler officials considering adding a second midsize pickup to its line-up for the Ram brand?

Fiat Chrysler wouldn’t be the first automaker ever to change course.

After months of denying it has any interest in returning to the midsize truck segment that is expanding like wildfire an FCA official hinted at the possibility of not one offering but two.

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“I think there’s opportunity there in the US if you look at what’s happened in the mid-size segment here – significant growth last year,” Jeep and Ram boss Mike Manley told the Detroit News. (more…)

All-New Ranger Debuting – But Not In U.S.

Ford’s Kuzak sees V6 F-150 as American alternative.

by on Sep.20, 2010

A first teaser shot of the Ford Ranger grille. The pickup debuts in Australia next month.

Ford is rolling out an all-new Ranger but if you want one in the U.S. or Canada, you’re out of luck.

“There are no plans for that at this time,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of global product development.

The redesigned Ranger, which has only been seen hidden by camouflage, will debut October 15 at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The small hauler will be sold in 180 countries.

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“The new Ranger is our global compact pickup truck that serves the world,” Kuzak said. “It’s an all-new truck with new powertrains that promise truck leadership in markets outside of North America.”

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