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|First Look: 2012 Ford Ranger|
|You'd be forgiven for mistaking the present U.S. market Ford Ranger for one from the Ronald Reagan era -- which is exactly why the new global version has truck fans crying foul over Ford's decision not to bring the all-new Ranger here.|
In a segment accustomed to lengthy product cycles, any major introduction is cause for huzzahs and scrutiny. The 2012 Ranger, designated T6, has sheetmetal completely unlike its predecessor. The smoothed-out, modern exterior styling would undoubtedly be alien in our market, where sharp and boxy designs dominate before they even reach the drawing boards. Ford's contemporary three-bar grille and front fender decoration give the Ranger a distinct presence. It has...