Keep Building the Ranger here in USA, update the chassis and powertrain.
Ford Ranger has been American since it's origination. Producing it here has been an important selling point to the majority of it's customers. "I won't by a Toyota or an import" I have been told over and over.
Updating the powertrain will make many people happy, and sway potential import consumers. Power and economy, we want the best of both worlds, along with the stamp, Made in USA. The 2.x Ecoboost makes power, the 3.x Ecoboost makes more! Take the 6 speed trans from the mustang and we have over 26mpg easily! The Ranger has less aero resistance than the F150, so it's obvious Ranger can still tow what We need for our projects.
The chassis can be updated easily, and put on the line as is currently, no loss in costs there. A crew cab can be added just as easily and efficiently.
Instant sales hike from demand and people can still buy built in USA. You have a plant in MN dedicated to the Ranger. I bet MN would help in facilitating a steel plant.
Keep it in Production so we don't have to go elsewhere for what we want, because ford will loose sales to the competition.
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