Ford held its annual shareholders’ meeting earlier today via a live-streamed event that allowed for greater shareholder participation.
Footage from the meeting will be released tomorrow but Motor Trend was tuned into the company’s first virtual gathering and has revealed some of what was discussed.
One of the shareholder questions was about whether the 2019 Ranger would ride on a new-platform and if it will be car-based. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirming that the bakkie will be based on the existing platform and noted it will be a body-on-frame vehicle.
This will help keep production costs down and the company has also previously stated that the “Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged, and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough.”
On the other end of the scale, Fields mentioned that Ford’s upcoming electric crossover will be a “small” SUV and will have a range in excess of 482 km on a single charge.