By Linda Spencer
The ’13 Ford Ranger T6 4x4 double cab is powered by a 2.5L five-speed gasoline engine. SEMA, in partnership with the United States Department of Commerce, purchased the vehicle in the Middle East. It was designed in Australia and assembled in South Africa.
SEMA-member manufacturers are invited to measure the ’13 Ford Ranger T6—a global one-ton pickup that is popular worldwide but not sold in the United States or Canada. SEMA purchased the vehicle in a partnership with the United States government to provide American companies difficult-to-access vehicles so they can create export-ready products.
The Ranger, which was selected by a panel of automotive press and experts, won the 2013 International Pickup Award, beating out the Isuzu D-Max and Volkswagen Amarok, among other vehicles in the category. Members can choose one of two Measuring Sessions to be held Wednesday, April 17, at SEMA's Diamond Bar, California, headquarters and Tuesday, May 14, at Dearborn, Michigan-based Link Engineering. There is no charge to participate.
Initial sales figures are in for 2012. Of those countries reporting their data, IHS Global Insight reports South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil and Thailand are in the top five in terms of sales.
|United Arab Emirates||4,028||4,486|
Source: SEMA calculations from IHS Global Insight data.