Ford has released the first teaser image of the redesigned Ranger. Sadly, it will not be offered in the United States.

Ford has released the first teaser image of the redesigned Ranger.

Set to debut at the Australian Motor Show, the model will feature a contemporary appearance with "taut, toned" lines. Inside, the company promises a "spacious, comfortable, and feature-filled interior" that will be more carlike than ever before.

Under the hood, a new range of engines will offer "impressive gains in power and fuel economy." While Ford is staying mum on details, previous reports have indicated we can expect a 175 PS (129 kW / 173 hp) 1.6-liter EcoBoost and a 154 PS (113 kW / 152 hp) 3.0-liter TDCi.  

The truck will be sold in 180 markets, but the United States won't be one of them. Speaking with Autoblog, Ford's Vice President of Global Product Development, Derrick Kuzak, stated the new Ranger is simply too close in size to the F-150. This means the American Ford Ranger will be put to rest early next year.

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Redesigned Ford Ranger Teased - Not bound for the U.S.