Monday, July 6, 2015

2014 Ford Ranger in Mexico

2014 ford ranger mexico random automotive dylan benson puerto vallarta














Before you start about this being last year’s model, I saw this just about over a year ago, but I haven’t got around to posting it until now.  Anyway, the Ford Ranger: the little pickup that is no longer in America.

With the F Series pickup truck being the top selling truck in the United States for decades in a row, and SUVs being exponentially popular, Ford decided to pull the plug on the Ford Ranger.  However, you can still get the little truck in certain locations such as Mexico.

My last job involved much traveling, and while I enjoyed many sights, so much of them involved the blogs that I run.  You may have seen the rental car graveyard in Hawaii that I posted recently.  When I was in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta specifically, I came across a Ford dealer.

Sitting right on the lot was a brand new 2014 Ford Ranger.  To the citizens of Mexico, it may not attract much attention, but to a gringo like myself, I had to take some pictures.  Now, I didn’t want to attract attention from the sales people or from anyone around, so I snapped two quick pictures and left.

The model I saw there happened to have the 2.2L inline four, diesel engine.  I found it advertised to make 88 kW of power, which translates to 118 horsepower.  It also makes 285 Nm of torque, which is about 210 foot pounds.  The badge on the side says “six speed”, but I don’t know if that meant automatic or manual, because the internet says it can come with either.

Match that small diesel engine up with a six speed, and this truck cranks out about 30.9 MPG!  I would drive that all day.

The truck on the lot was painted like just about every other car was on the lot: white.  I guess their sales are more corporate based since white it a common color for that, but I’m just guessing.  It was also pretty much a work truck.  Again, it was white, and the wheels were very basic.  I didn’t get a chance to see the price, because again, it was snap and go for me.

So there you have it: the truck the US won’t see.  I do have some more vehicles from Mexico on the way, so if you want to see them, make sure you stop by!  Make sure you head on over and subscribe to our YouTube channel.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for some exclusive content!  Thanks for stopping by.

2014 ford ranger mexico random automotive dylan benson puerto vallarta

2014 ford ranger mexico random automotive dylan benson puerto vallarta


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