Global Update

Midwest Measuring Session Set for 2013 Ford Ranger

By Linda Spencer

Sixty-five companies have measured the Ford Ranger T6—a difficult-to-access vehicle, popular around the world but not sold in the United States. This vehicle arrived in the United States in mid-February and is in the country under a one-year temporary import program.

SEMA-member manufacturers are invited to measure the ’13 Ford Ranger at Dearborn, Michigan-based Link Engineering, at the rescheduled Midwest session now taking place June 6, from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

SEMA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, has brought the ’13 Ford Ranger T6 to the United States. The one-ton pickup is being sold throughout the world, but not in the United States or Canada.

The new Ford Ranger—a body-on-frame, Australian-designed, midsized pickup is offered in three cab body styles—Double, Super and Regular. The vehicle available to members is a 4x4 Double cab with a 2.5L five-speed gasoline engine. The SEMA vehicle, which was imported from the Middle East, was assembled in South Africa.

This is the second vehicle to be imported as part of the International Vehicle Measuring Program, which makes available difficult-to-access vehicles so that members can measure them and create export-ready product.

If you have previously registered for the Dearborn session please e-mail Kamra Delaney at to RSVP for the June 6 session. If you have not yet registered for the Ranger session, please register online. A ’12 Toyota HiLux is also available.

For general questions on how to measure the Ranger or Toyota HiLux, contact Linda Spencer at