Reasons are numerous as to why Ford Motor Co. opted not to bring the new global Ranger compact pickup, set to debut at next month’s Australian auto show, to the U.S., says a top-ranking executive. The U.S. compact-pickup segment has been dwindling steadily and is expected to continue to shrink, the auto maker says. Secondly, Ford has poured significant resources into its F-150 fullsize pickup, which is now near the U.S.-spec Ranger in both price and fuel economy. But the main reason not ...

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