Ford Motor Company have made the decision to extend production of their popular Ranger pickup through 2011. The extension also saves workers at Ford's Twin Cities assembly plant in St. Paul, Minnesota from being laid off. The decision comes as Minnesota Senator, Norm Coleman, "personally appealed to Ford CEO Allan Mullaly to keep Ranger production going because of increased fuel prices and lower demand for full-size pickups". No further details have been released yet about Ford's plan for their new "global" truck which will be produced overseas. The Ford Ranger proves to be a great alternative for those who need a pickup truck but cannot afford the expensive fuel costs with full-size vehicles. The Ranger pickup currently achieves 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
Truckblog - Ford Extends Ranger Pickup Production Through 2011