A few days ago we learned that Ford plans to launch a new next-generation Focus-based small pickup truck in the US for 2022. The automaker has yet to officially confirm this, but the source of the rumor is solid. Besides, such a vehicle does make a lot of sense given America’s love for pickup trucks.
If such a vehicle gets built, it will be slotted below the upcoming 2019 Ranger pickup truck in size, price, and general capabilities. It will ride on a car-based platform, meaning front-wheel drive and, very likely, all-wheel drive as well. Another noteworthy fact is that Ford will essentially kill off its US car lineup over the next couple of years. The demise of the Fiesta, Focus, and Fusion have been confirmed. However, the US will receive the upcoming Focus Active, a raised version of the all-new Focus hatchback. Think of it more as a crossover. And to further utilize this platform will be the aforementioned small truck. What will it look like?
These renderings courtesy of graphic artist Kleber Silva, via Behance, offer up a potential early preview. Keep in mind, though, that they are renderings that don’t come from Ford, so we honestly have no clue what Ford designers have in mind, exactly.