CAFE Spells RIP for Trucks: Ford Ranger the first casualty.
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:57:25 AM by Behind Liberal Lines
The government’s pending (2016) 35.5 MPG CAFE fuel economy requirements — which for the first time apply to trucks as well as passenger cars — are going to make it very difficult for any automaker to sell trucks in volume in this country.
Ford has just dropped the compact-size Ranger from its U.S. model lineup — making it the first CAFE casualty — and I predict that larger trucks are on the endangered species list now, too….
Even a small truck with a four-cylinder engine will have a hard time averaging 35.5 MPG….
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org …
- Last Ford Ranger rolls off line next week (content.usatoday.com)
- Video: New Ford Ranger becomes first pickup to earn Five-Star Euro NCAP rating (autoblog.com)
- Final Ford Ranger to be built mid-month, already sold to Orkin (autoblog.com)
- Feds To Ban Compact Trucks in the US (lewrockwell.com)
- No More Compact Trucks… For US by Eric Peters (gunnyg.wordpress.com)