The Ford Ranger, codenamed T6, is really a mid-size pickup truck produced from the Ford Motor Company, first presented in October 2010, at the Australian International Engine Show in Sydney. The T6 replaces two regional Ranger platforms: the Mazda BT-50-derived model sold inside the Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions and the United states model sold in select Latin American markets.
Although the Ford Ranger 2015 is offered in 180 markets globally, it is not currently planned to be sold in the us or Canada, due to the brand new platform being too close bigger and cost to the F-150, and caused by overall declining sales of compact pickups in United states. However, it is offered in the centre East, Mexico, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, your Netherlands(Aruba, Cura?ao, and St. Marteen), the particular UK(the Cayman Islands), and most Caribbean countries as well as the F-150. However the Ranger isn't marketed alongside the Ford F-Series throughout Iceland. Ford initially planned a mid-size truck according to a modified F-150 chassis for your North American market named the F-100;  however, this was shelved in favour of offering the 3. 5L EcoBoost V6 engine for the F-150. Additionally, American and Canadian safety and emissions standards in addition to the long-standing 25% import tariff imposed on non-American built light trucks stop the T6 Ranger from being imported into North america; however, the 3. 2L Duratorq is being adapted for Us consumption as a Power Stroke engine in the 2015 Ford Transit. Similarly, basic safety and emissions standards in ECE-compliant international locations, the need for right-hand drive in a few international markets, and foreign perception of American vehicles being too large prevent the F-150 from becoming globalised.
Production commenced in summertime 2011, starting with Thailand's Rayong place, with production in South Africa and Argentina to follow.  Additionally, Mazda offers a badge-engineered version in the T6 as the second creation BT-50. Although the BT-50 shares few exterior and interior parts while using the Ranger, both trucks are the same mechanically.