Ford begins testing Focus-based pickup truck in AustraliaSeptember 9, 2019
The novelty will receive a 2.0-liter engine and an eight-speed automatic
Ford is preparing to introduce another new product, which will be located in the model line below the F-150 and will even be smaller than the medium-sized Ranger. The novelty will receive a Ford Focus platform and, most likely, two variants of a four-cylinder engine. Up to this point, we have seen only one prototype. But now the Australian edition has published pictures of the new tiny pickup and some data.
The documents that were presented by the foreign edition of Wheel, as well as pictures of the prototype at the Ford You You Yang training ground in Jung, located in Australia, confirm the rumors that we reported earlier. Firstly, this pickup will use the traditional Focus C2 platform.
We also know that a Focus-based pickup will have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, although the current European Focus is no longer equipped with this. At the moment, there is no more detailed information about the previously mentioned 1.5-liter version. It is also known that the unit will be combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission 8F24.
Like the Ranger, most Focus-based pickup trials will take place at Ford’s Australian proving ground and surrounding areas. It is likely that in the near future there will be pictures of a more understandable prototype. While testing takes place in Down Under, Ford plans to build a new product in Mexico and export it to markets such as the United States and South America.
A Ford Focus-based pickup truck is reported to go on sale in Brazil. Commodity samples should appear in 2021, and on the US market Leshe in a year. However, it still remains a mystery what name the new Ford will receive. It is possible that it will be Courier or Ranchero.
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