Ford considering Focus-based tiny pickup

Ford considering Focus-based tiny pickup

The Ford Courier XL pickup sold in Brazil. (Photo courtesy Ford Motor Company)

According to a report from Automobile Magazine, Ford will introduce Focus-based compact pickup by 2020.

This new version would have nothing in common with the best-selling F-150 full-sized pickup, and the mid-sized Ranger, which is due out early next year. The new truck would be a very light-duty urban hauler, aimed at active lifestyles.

Ford already produces a small light car/truck combo in Brazil called the Courier, but the one for North America would likely be slightly larger, though still smaller than the Ranger.

That Focus-based compact Ford crossover is scheduled to make its debut here in the 2020 model year, and it will be built in the Cuautitlan, Mexico, assembly plant, replacing Fiesta hatchback and sedan production in that factory.

GM and Chrysler have similar vehicles that are not sold in the U.S.


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