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  1. So it looks like the refreshed North American Explorer will be based on the refreshed 2023 Chinese market Explorer... at least the front end. -Motor1 -Carscoops
  2. Not surprising. I believe this is the reason North American Fords have been having issues (recalls).
  3. Yes, it's got to be a Corsair. I think Ford/Lincoln in North America was just avoiding the flush pop-out door handles of the Chinese version, so they gave the new USDM Nautilus Continental-style door handles. The refreshed Chinese Corsair retains the conventional door handles, if they would make a North American version of this, they'd probably keep those door handles.
  4. Almost RoW. Wildtrak occupies the spot of the Lariat in many markets. I think some markets like in South America, they have a "Limited" trim which is like a cross between a Wildtrak and a Lariat w/ Chrome Appearance Package. Exterior of the Asia-Pacific XLT-based (standalone) Sport variant is somewhere between a USDM Lariat (Sport Appearance Package) and USDM XLT (Sport Appearance Package). The Asia-Pacific Sport has XLT headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels like the Lariat. The Asia-Pacific Sport has dark glossy side mirror caps and door handles. These are basic matte black on the USDM XLT (Sport), and are body colored on the USDM Lariat (Sport).
  5. What if Ford makes the Tremor package for the new Ranger a trim just like it did with the F150. The old Asia-Pacific Ranger FX4 Max (Tremor equivalent) was a stand-alone trim which I believe was based on an XLT (most likely to keep a price gap with the Raptor). This is what Ford does in many markets around the world, stand-alone trims instead of packages. PS: Looks like Ford might adopt the Tremor name even for the Asia-Pacific markets to replace the old "FX4 Max". Ford registered the Tremor trademark in several countries.
  6. AM222

    2024 Tacoma Shown Off

    In general, the styling of the all-new Tacoma is an improvement over the previous generation. What I hate (aside from the stupid air dam/spoiler) are the fake intakes under the headlights and the prominent fake hood scoop on the TRD Sport and TRD Pro trims. I also noticed that the Tacoma's recovery points (seen inside the large holes on the air dam) look quite low. -motor1 Not sure about the US-market 2024 Ranger, but the RoW version has functional side vents. -motorbiscuit
  7. I read that Ford plans to build affordable EVs in China (most likely cars and/or CUVs), which it plans to export to some markets. Just curious which markets. Ford China currently exports to left-hand drive Asian countries, Middle East, South America, and Mexico. The only Ford China-sourced model headed to the USA and Canada is the recently-launched 2024 Lincoln Nautilus.
  8. I really wonder what Ford's most affordable EV will be in the North America. We know Ford will quit making commodity 2-row SUVs (bye bye Escape, bye bye Edge). In theory, an EV Bronco Sport won't be much more affordable than a regular Mach E.
  9. The F150 Lightning Pro's base MSRP went from $39,974 to $59,974 in the span of a year. That's a $20K increase, almost the price of a base hybrid Maverick. Ford did cut Mach E prices, but they're not making any profit from it. Supposedly Ford's been losing money on Every Mach e sold. Is this true? On the bright side, they did gain some EV knowledge and experience.
  10. Ford did register the name Ranger Lightning in Europe. Makes sense since this will be Ford's first region to go BEV-only. PS: Does anyone know what the "Thunder" variant name (for the F150, Ranger and Maverick) will be used for? Looks like the Ranger Thunder will be a global Ranger variant. The name (trademark) has been registered in Thailand, the Philippines, European Union, & Mexico, and is pending in the USA, Canada, & New Zealand.
  11. True. But in this case, the added width (wider tracks) along with the longer wheelbase should improve ride, and handling on & off-road.
  12. Added interior width I think has more to do with the restyled interior/ inner door panels. The added external body width is due to the flared fenders/ wheel arches that match the wider track.
  13. It was probably just a typo. The Basic cab structure appears to be carried over with new skin/doors like what they did with the new F150. Of course, some improvements could have been made under the skin.
  14. In Southeast Asia, trim levels starting from the XLS (which is positioned just below the XLT) use this, Ford labels it as "LED Reflector headlights" In Asia, the XL is a workhorse trim with halogen headlights and steelies (The Thai XL+ trim adds alloy wheels).
  15. It might look bigger, but the new Ranger is just a bit wider (mostly due to the flared fenders) and taller than the last Ranger. It's still much smaller than an equivalent F150 SuperCrew. 2023 Ranger SuperCrew Length: 210.8 in Width: 73.3 in Height: 71.5 in New 2024 Ranger SuperCrew Length: 210.6 in Width: 75.5 in Height: 74.4 in 2023 F150 SuperCrew w/ 5.5ft box Length: 231.7 in Width: 79.9 in Height: 77.2 in I think most people would consider a 21.1-inch difference in length and a 4.4-inch difference in width big enough.