Ford, Mazda expand 'do not drive' warning to additional pickupsFeb. 12
Ford is expanding a warning to another 33,000 owners of older Rangers in North America not to drive them until they get repairs because of a potentially defective Takata airbag inflator; Mazda is issuing a similar expansion for about 1,800 2006 B-series pickups.
City-slickers and F-150 Junior: What people are saying about '19 Ford RangerFeb. 6
One of the bigger debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show was the 2019 Ford Ranger. The newest Ranger is larger in size this time around and will compete against the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma once it reaches dealerships next year. Ford officials are positioning the pickup as a lifestyle vehicle that appeals to younger, active buyers who may not want the herculean hauling capabilities — and higher price tag — of a full-size F-150. Here's a sampling of Ranger reaction from the automotive media.
Ford aims Ranger at pickup buyers who want smaller, simpler packageJan. 14
After an eight-year hiatus, Ford is rejoining the midsize pickup market with the 2019 Ranger, which offers buyers some of the features and benefits they could get in an F-150 but with fewer customization options, a smaller footprint and lower price. It features new technology such as a standard 4G-connected Wi-Fi hot spot, FordPass Connect and pre-collision assist.
Can Ranger crash GM's midsize pickup party?Jan. 15
If General Motors struck gold by reviving the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups four years ago, then Ford had better hope that mine isn't tapped out by the time the Ranger reaches dealerships early next year.