The Lovable Ford Ranger Emerged As A Hero Out Of Recession And War

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Back in 1976, Ford began developing a new small truck platform of its own: the Ranger. A frugal, fuel-efficient truck for the hardworking American, the Ranger was born as a contingency plan from Ford for an industry and consumer shift to smaller trucks that evolved into an icon. Now it’s back, so here’s a look at the mess of politics, recession and war that brought on the 1983 original.

Source: The Lovable Ford Ranger Emerged As A Hero Out Of Recession And War

Auto Makers, in a Blast From the Past, Retool Iconic Trucks

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Ford’s Bronco, the bulky sport-utility vehicle, is returning to the market in 2020, ending a nearly quarter-century hiatus. It is part of a parade for throwback-mobiles including the Chevrolet Blazer, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Land Rover Defender and Ford Ranger. Jeep is resurrecting the Wagoneer and the Scrambler, while Volkswagen is toying with getting the Microbus back on the road.

Source: Auto Makers, in a Blast From the Past, Retool Iconic Trucks

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