Ford is considering introducing a unibody compact pickup to the U.S. market by 2022 that could be based on the next-generation Focus platform, Automobilemag.com is reporting.
The vehicle would slot under the 2019 Ranger midsize pickup that Ford is reintroducing early next year, the publication reported, citing sources familiar with the project. The pickup would arrive as a larger replacement for the Brazilian-built Fiesta-based subcompact Sourier pickup that was replaced by the Ranger in 2013.
"While we don't comment on speculation about future products, we are significantly expanding our North America lineup with all-new vehicles and entering new segments with fresh designs and white space silhouettes that will position us for even more growth," said Mike Levine, North America product communications manager.
Ford is using its Focus platform for a new crossover that could make its debut for the 2020 model year that will be built at the Cuautitlan, Mexico assembly plant that now produces the Fiesta.