Ford Ranger May be Kept on Life Support Until 2011

Full-size truck sales have tanked this year thanks to the high gas prices. So Ford may extend the life of its very old compact Ranger truck another two years.

Ford originally planned on killing the Ranger at the end of 2009, but under this new plan the small truck would stay in production until 2011, when a new global version will be ready. The new truck will be produced overseas.

This would be good news for the workers at Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minn. since the factory was scheduled to be closed at the same time that the Ranger production is scheduled to end.

Full Story: Detroit News

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