Ford is preparing to introduce a new pickup for less than $ 20,000

Ford is preparing to introduce a new pickup for less than $ 20,000

March 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The new compact model will be the most affordable truck Ford. Estimated price will be less than $ 20,000. The start of sales can be expected starting in 2022.

The first reports of Ford’s plans for a smaller and more affordable truck in the United States date back to the summer of 2018. Now, there is data from a trusted source that the automaker has already shown the novelty to its major retail dealers at a special event last month

It is said that the small truck, now codenamed 758, will be available by the end of 2021, with a starting price of less than $ 20,000, which makes it at least $ 5,000 cheaper than the basic version of the mid-size Ranger pickup. It is the latter that is the current most affordable truck of the company. Ford wants to produce and sell at least 100,000 copies of the new truck per year, and mass production will be launched at a plant in Mexico. According to insider reports, the new model was well received during dealership fees.

 A small pickup will replace the Fiesta and Focus models in the US car market and will become the most affordable Ford car, the company that decided to completely remove cars from its lineup.

   The new pickup will be based on the platform of the new Focus, which is available for Europe and will be able to use a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, as well as a larger 2.0-liter unit. An eight-speed automatic with torque converter will also be available.

 The name of the new entry-level truck remains a mystery. Rumors have it that the name Courier will be used, but some reputable publications believe that the automaker may revive the name Ranchero.