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Ford Begins Ranger Pickup Truck Production in Michigan



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Ford Motor Co. has officially launched U.S. production of its Ranger midsize pickup truck at its Michigan Assembly Plant outside Detroit.

The updated Ranger will go on sale in the U.S. around the end of this year. Ford discontinued the marque in the U.S. and Canada in 2011 but continued to sell an updated version in roughly 150 other countries.

The Ranger replaces the Ford Focus small car, which went out of production at the Michigan factory earlier this year. The facility has undergone an $850 million retooling to prepare it for the pickup upcoming Bronco SUV variant.

The Michigan plant, which opened in 1957, made the previous-generation Ranger and Bronco. It began building the Focus in 2010.

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