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  1. I'm actually surprised that Ford hasn't been selling the midsize Transit Custom here to fill as middle slot between TC and T. Not sure the Transit Custom name would work out here but could find something that works. I can't wait and see what Ford has planned for next generation TC van and the new pickup. I think Courier name would be better for this one however the Ranchero would be more recognized name though. Agreed. Ranchero would be more recognizable and likely better name for it though I think Courier would be a good one too. Not sure what Ford will name it but I do see it as a success if they can get this one done right especially the marketing. The test vehicle in the article photo appears to be 4-door with short bed though it could be camo trickery. I'm thinking it'll have both 4-door/4or5 passenger for US and global with 2-door/2-seat for other markets only unless they sell that one here (could be a hit for fleets).
  2. They can just call it Transit Electric. They should do a short comedy video to market the new electric Transit with Jim Farley talking to two young teenagers about the time where 'I lived in an electric Transit van... DOWN BY THE RIVER!!' 😂
  3. I noticed this last night while playing around on the Ford & Build pages for the Transit and Transit Connect vans. I decided to check out the Explorer and saw the Base model there. It mentions the Late Winter Availability disclaimer, which we knew since Ford announced a few months ago that the fleet Base would be offered to the general public later. I like how basic features and options are offered for good pricing such as the usual mud flaps, locking lug nuts, etc. but also Trailer Towing Package in both rear drive and all wheel drive. The flat screen tablet and Sync3 is even standard with the Base rather than option. The only limitation is that the Sandstone is offered as only interior color; just like the previous generation Explorer Base. I prefer the darker Ebony color but otherwise the Explorer Base AWD and somewhat fully loaded sounds like a good deal since my configuration comes up just less than $40,000.
  4. pffan1990

    New light & medium duty news

    Thanks for posting the picture. I couldn't see it on previous page as it just showed the embed code instead as I quoted above. When was this photo released by Ford? Interesting to see that big vehicle on upper right as been discussed here. I do wonder if that vehicle is European-only as the vehicles shown are also European as with the: Transit Custom and Tourneo vans, Fiesta and Focus, Mondeo wagon, and Puma vehicles. There is the Mach-E which I'm guessing are Ford's vehicles to be sold in Europe as part of their electrified plans. So I'm wondering why the vehicle at upper right would be thought as new vehicle to be built at OHAP? I thought it was the two BEVs as recently announced by Ford as discussed also here. So I'm rather intrigued to see what that vehicle is as well as the upcoming announcement. I am pretty sure we'll hear at the Work Truck Show in a few weeks.
  5. pffan1990

    New light & medium duty news

    Where are you seeing the pictures and talking about it? From what I see, it appears to have been edited to remove the photos. Am I missing something?
  6. pffan1990

    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    That's enough time to get straight to the point and show the vehicle(s) without all the unnecessary buildup hype such as talks, video slideshows, the cheesy laser lights and music hype, etc. But my guess would be the Explorer reveal with the packages, as you mentioned. I think 20 minutes would be enough to cover all that. I had previously thought the 2021 F-150 would be revealed at this show but 20 minutes would definitely not be enough to cover that so I'm guessing they're saving a separate event for the F-150.
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    I'm guessing the walkaround is just Ford showing the vehicles they got displayed at their stand. I wonder what yesterday's event covered and what is planned for tomorrow.
  8. pffan1990

    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    Yes, but I was not aware that the Carbon option was going to be revealed as new option as well as the fact that the GT production was continuing on. I had thought that the street-legal GT would end soon. So it was good to hear that it is continuing on through 2022 with some changes. As for others who wrote in the comments in the FB post, who knows what they meant with what they said that I had quoted. But perhaps some of them had the same thoughts as I did with thinking the GT was ending soon.
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    I never understood the appeal of the exposed carbon material as I rather painted myself. But if it sells, go for it. I'm glad to see that the Ford GT is continuing production into 2022 and that the Gulf Edition is offered again for this year. There's also power bump and some weight savings too for 2020. So now we have so far: 2021 Ford Explorer with additional trimlines 2020 Ford GT with changes including Carbon option My guess is that the two hour presentation that was done last night was probably revealing vehicles in private to select people with articles held at their own embargo. We already got the Explorer with Sport Appearance Package and now the GT Carbon. Only a matter of time before info about others come out, that is if there are others scheduled to be revealed.
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    I think it was around 2,500 of the GTs that were agreed to be made. Not sure, but I don't think they maxed out the build number yet. Either that or they're continuing for a few more years now that the Ford GT is still being raced via private teams rather than factory-backed.
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    I thought the XLT Sport Appearance Package for the 2021 Explorer was the only Explorer-related reveal we were going to see so I'm surprised about King Ranch and FX4 Off Road trimlines. I mentioned a few days ago that maybe there would be additional trimlines for 2021 Explorer such as King Ranch which was just my guess so I'm surprised to see that happening. I previously-figured the King Ranch (and even FX4 Off Road) would be for Expedition-only when it comes to SUVs. The XLT Sport Appearance Package was a given since it's been offered for a few years in the previous generation. So that's good that the Explorer is expanding with additional trimlines. Oh, there's definitely something being shown soon. I am follower of Chicago Auto Show Facebook page and they got a Story post of a car on stage with cover on it. It says 5AM tomorrow (was posted a few hours ago) so surely there's something posted after embargo lifts. Someone in comments of that post said it was the new Ford GT that's updated, and it does look like it under the car cover. Odd that they're choosing to reveal this particular car this early when Ford's reveal times, as according to their press media page, were 11:30-noon for Thursday as 'vehicle walk around' and Friday morning at 9AM. Still no info as to what was presented/discussed for two hours earlier at an invite-only event.
  12. pffan1990

    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    I'm still looking but so far no luck finding anywhere to stream it. What's odd is that Ford has not even announced the reveal nor shown a way to view it. Would love to see it or even know what's being reveal but no info out there at the moment.
  13. pffan1990

    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    Exactly what I'm thinking. Seems like they got something planned to be shown like a debut reveal if it's being shown today while the Chicago Auto Show Press Days officially doesn't start until tomorrow. I'm still trying to find ways to stream it online but no luck so far. Probably a private event if by invite only with no plans to stream online. Ford does have something tomorrow at 11:30-noon as a 'vehicle walk around' and Friday morning at 9AM. Possibly the Explorer XLT Appearance Package for Friday since 20 minutes is enough to talk about that.
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    Anyone know what Ford has planned to reveal tomorrow and how to livestream it? It is a given that the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT Sport will be revealed as the info was published today. I seen elsewhere online that Ford Performance has something regarding the Ford GT which is likely an update to keep it going for a few years. But surely there's something they got planned to show as a debut reveal.
  15. pffan1990

    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    Thanks. I looked at the site again and found it after realizing I looked in the wrong spot. But wow though, are they really planning on using up the allotted two hours of time for their presentation or is that just a general schedule they have aside for the presentation which could finish sooner? What's interesting is that there is a Ford vehicle walk around set for 11:30am on Thursday the 6th and then 'social media' preview at 9-9:20am Friday the 7th. I found these links for the webcams live streaming to keep an eye out for in case we can view Ford's reveal(s). https://www.chicagoautoshow.com/multimedia/web-cams/ Chicago's WGN TV channel will do live streaming on the 7th. https://wgntv.com/on-air/live-streaming/
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