Re: World Ranger (everywhere but North America)
Keep in mind the 'Global' Ranger only gets 1mpg better than the F150 currently gets, with the engines Ford wanted to put in it for North America (top end engines you can get in Europe - no diesel here). Minimal mileage difference and the fact the Ranger won't sell here in a regular cab (lowers Ford profits as well) makes it a tough sell when you can get a full size reg cab long box for thousands less than the new Ranger even in Extended cab guise. This was a good choice on Ford's part to leave it overseas. Don't forget what happened when GM tried to import Holden V8s earlier this decade. Price put it way over the competition and GM barely made anything off the sale of the vehicles. GM is going to try it again but in larger quantities to hopefully make it worth while with the new Commodore sedan. Even then I won't hold my breath as they're spending the profits they're making in other areas in an attempt to get this to work, again.
Ford knows each market well enough to know that a compact truck with even a 2.0EB engine with 240hp will still eat the fuel once you factor in higher base weight, and even 4wd variants then the current version. You won't see an increase in mileage in real world driving over the current 4.0L. Smaller boosted engines pulling around two plus tons will eat the fuel as they'll be consistently on the boost. I'm just assuming that's the engine Ford would have used if the Ranger came here, which it's not.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!