Ford has ended sales of America’s last compact-sized truck. The Ford Ranger will no longer be sold in the States, but will still be exported to other markets.
The reasoning? According to Fox News, it’s due to the most recent government fuel efficiency laws. The latest Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) has increased to 35.5 MPG. Ford says the cancellation is due to poor Ranger sales in the United States.
The North American Ranger is manufactured at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. Due to the discontinuation of the Ford Ranger, the plant will be shut down on December 19th of this year.
Overseas markets will receive a brand new Ranger.
Ford plans to expand their F-150 line in place of selling the Ranger.