Ford has recently announced that the production of its Ranger model has been stopped after 28 years.
According to the North American based automaker, the production of the Ford Ranger has ender after 28 years and the last copy of the manufacturer’s compact pickup was a white Ford Ranger Sport, the one shown in the picture above. Ford says that the last Ranger to roll off the assembly line has been made at Ford’s Twin Cities Aseembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Ford Ranger was manufactured only at the Twin Cities factory, where 880 people are being employed.
As a reminder, the Ford Ranger has been launched back in 1983 and it was the best-selling compact truck in the United States auto market from 1987 to 2005, but recently sales have dropped and Ford managed to sell just 55.364 units of the Ranger last year, compared to the annual 348.358 units in 1999. Just under seven million Ford Rangers were made and even if the automaker has announced that a new version of the model will hit foreign markets, and it won’t be sold in the US, Ford truck buyers will now chose the F-150. Besides ending production on its Ranger truck, Ford also stopped making the Cologne V6, after 49 years and 25 million units.