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  1. I like it! Looks nice. The online presentation was odd to view since it was set for VR (virtual reality) but I do like the new Ranger. https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-ford-ranger-pickup-first-look-review/ https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38335090/new-ford-ranger-specs-revealed/ https://www.motor1.com/news/549926/2022-ford-ranger-debut-specs/
  2. I'm sure Ford will have an edited version of the reveal video posted on their American social media sites, ready for those waking up to view it. I do wonder when embargo breaks if there is one. It may be possible we could get some articles published before 2am.
  3. I agree about the blackout look. Way better than chrome, which I was never really into. I loved - and still do - the monochromatic look on Ford trucks and SUVs (remember the 90s Ranger Splash??). Also the black-out parts look like the STX. I'm sure Ford will continue to offer these styling packages for the new Ranger. Also, as T-dubz said, there is an online reveal at 2am Eastern time. Ford Authority talks about it and has a link to the YouTube reveal page. https://fordauthority.com/2021/11/watch-the-2023-ford-ranger-reveal-live-stream-right-here/
  4. This would actually be good for a rear-mid-engined member of the Mustang family. Call it Mustang RS200 (number could be displacement like RS500 for 5.0L V8, etc.) with both ICE and EV versions. There have been discussions here of Mustang rear/mid-engine affordable variant to go against Corvette. The Ford GT could continue on as a higher-priced limited-volume in both hybrid and EV versions starting with the next generation.
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    LA Auto Show Surprise?

    I think it would be better that the S650 Mustang would be revealed at the New York Auto Show next April. The S550 Mustang was revealed in April 2015 as part of the 50th anniversary as well as the original '64 1/2' Mustang was revealed at World Fair in April 17 of 1964. If Ford does plan on revealing the S650 Mustang in April, then they may do a quick teaser video at the end of their LA Show presentation to drum up interests for it. Ford has done a great job keeping the S650 Mustang project under wraps so the teaser would certainly get people excited and talking about it before the actual reveal, preferably in NY. I still think it's the Explorer/Aviator BEV to be shown in LA, as it's a good time as ever to reveal it. Ford has a good thing going with their electrification plans and they need to keep the momentum going. So the Explorer/Aviator BEV would certainly keep that momentum going. I do think that Explorer/Aviator was actually their next electric vehicle they had previously announced to be next to be rolled out after the Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit, and F-150 Lightning. The reveal would also be a good time they can announce where and when it would be produced and when it would be expected to arrive on dealer lots.
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    LA Auto Show Surprise?

    The LA Auto Show tends to be the place where it's mostly green vehicles being revealed/announced. From hybrids to plug-in hybrids to full BEVs. So my guess would be the reveal of Ford's Explorer/Aviator BEV.
  7. You had me going for a second there. lol I seen the first sentence and thought 'oh goodie!!' and then scrolled further down to the last sentence and thought 'aw man!' lol I'm already excited about the Raptor/Warthog and the Everglades with what's already out there. Looks like the rest of us will have wait until they officially announce/reveal/release more info about both Raptor and Everglades.
  8. Who knows, but he hinted that the Warthog was going to be the high performance variant which ended up being Raptor. He hasn't referenced the Warthog in his Tweets, that I know of, since the announcement of Raptor when the CEO posted that short video teaser. Some are now theorizing that the Warthog could be something different such as the Bronco electric, perhaps. Like the Lightning being electric F-150, Warthog could be electric Bronco. Who knows but we shall see in the coming year or two.
  9. I think the reason most people think it's Bronco Warthog instead of Bronco Raptor is because Ford's Mike Levine tweeted hints to it lots of times. He posted pictures of the Warthog plane with 'brrrt' and lots of other cryptic posts indicating that it was going to be the Bronco Warthog. There was an insider or two here that also mentioned Bronco Warthog as well.
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    Ford Thunderbird

    Point taken. I wasn't aware that sales had been slipping since late 80s into final model year 1997. I do wonder why the Thunderbird sales faded away each year after the 2002 re-introduction when it should have maxed out at 25,000 each of four years. That was during the retro craze with VW New Beetle, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Prowler (formerly Plymouth), etc. so seems like people would have clamored for the Bird. Perhaps it was the wrong car at the wrong time? However, Ford already has the Mustang and Bronco families now as well as the F-150 and even Raptor families to meet demand of. So Ford has something to keep them busy and profitable during the ICE-to-BEV transition for at least the next 10 years. But it seemed to me at first that the Thunderbird family of vehicles would help but I stand corrected after reading your points. Wasn't aware the 2002-2006 didn't reach the sales expectation Ford had.
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    Ford Thunderbird

    I had wondered if the Thunderbird would return... as a new BEV. It could be a 4-door sporty crossover-ish vehicle with some retro styling cues that make it recognizable as a Thunderbird. Ford filed a trademark for it earlier this year. But it could be Ford holding on to it to prevent losing the name and logo. Recently, Ford of Europe Design Chief, Murat Gueler, told AutoCar his desire to bring back classic nameplates. He mentions emotion and many opportunities such as BEV tech. CEO Jim Farley is a car guy and I could see him be on board with this idea of bringing Thunderbird back on new BEV. They can even do a sub-branding with a family of Thunderbird with 2-door/2-seat convertible, 4-door/4-seat coupe-ish hatchback, 5-door large crossover, etc. https://fordauthority.com/2021/01/ford-thunderbird-trademark-filing-suggests-potential-revival/ https://www.motor1.com/news/534284/ford-revive-old-car-names/
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    2022 Toyota Tundra Thread

    The 2022 Toyota Tundra specs and pictures have been announced and revealed. Interesting that some articles I see has the September 20th publish date even though it's still the 19th. lol As previously known here, the V8 is gone and replaced with turbocharged V6. Goes on sale later this year. There's a hybrid V6 coming few months after that. Kinda meh for me but good to see Toyota finally update the Tundra though. https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/19/2022-toyota-tundra-twin-turbo-hybrid/ https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37640057/2022-toyota-tundra-specs-revealed/ https://www.motortrend.com/news/2022-toyota-tundra-first-look-review/
  13. Can't read the article due to required subscription. But I am pleased with what I read here from the summarized points in the OP. Sounds like Ford has a good plan regarding customer support, technology, commercial EVs, and EVs from expanded families of nameplates. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds from here on within the next few years.
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    '22 Navigator Revealed

    That's my thought too. The Powerboost either being held back for later in the model year or the 2023.
  15. I agree 100% with both of you on everything said. I'm sure Ford will do the S650 Mustang right and may even surprise us with what they have planned as well.
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