Ford Ranger to Return in 2019 – This Week in Automotive News
The Ford Ranger is FINALLY Returning
Fans have raved about Ford’s small truck, the Ford Ranger, ever since it left the auto scene back in 2011. While Chevy and Toyota soldiered on in the rapidly growing small/midsize truck market, we were all left wondering, “Where is Ford?”
The Ford Ranger has continued production internationally, much to the chagrin of Ranger fans here in the U.S. But now, according to recent reports, the Ford Ranger will return to the U.S. in 2019! Ford hasn’t made an official announcement, but all signs point to a glorious return.
Rumors Suggest a New Honda S2000 Roadster is Coming
Remember the Honda S2000 that left us in 2009? Rumor has it that Honda will create a new S2000 to commemorate its 70th anniversary. This new roadster, if created, would probably be competition to affordable roadsters like the Mazda MX-5 Miata. We’re eager to see what Honda comes up with.
The 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Goes Manual
The beautiful 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S has shifted (no pun intended) from paddle shifters to a 7-speed manual tranny. Aston Martin hopes to create a car that appeals to true enthusiasts. The Vantage S still has a 5.9L V12 that produces 565 hp. If you want one of your own, you’re too late. Aston Martin will import 100 to the US with the price tag of $199,995, and they have all been spoken for.
For more information, check out the Aston Martin Press Release.
Mitsubishi President Resigns in Response to Emissions Scandal
In late April of 2016, Mitsubishi confessed to 25 years of cheating fuel tests. The scandal is far from over, as more and more models are being questioned. In response to this, Mitsubishi Motors president, Tetsuro Aikawa, is stepping down from his position with the company.
On top of his resignation, Nissan is buying a 34% stake of Mitsubishi Motors. Nissan plans to invest in the company in an attempt to restore its reputation.
Read more about the Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance in Mitsubishi’s press release