Ford working on two new pickups below F-150Enlarge Photo
The truck based on the F-150 is currently in development and is codenamed the ‘P525’. It’s rumored to revive the F-100 badge when it goes on sale in 2010 and will only be available with either a four-cylinder engine or Ford’s upcoming EcoBoost V6 turbo.
The Ranger replacement, codenamed T6, is being developed by Ford Australia and was originally intended only for world markets other than the U.S., reports MotorTrend. However, though not confirmed for sale in North America, Ford is seriously considering bringing the vehicle Stateside.
The F-150 is also due for an update and its engine line-up is expected to receive a boost in the form of the new EcoBoost engine in 2010. Whichever direction the new pickups take, they represent Ford’s desire to regain lost footholds in the U.S. by following customer demand - whether or not the new pickup range will satisfy these demands remains to be seen.