DETROIT – Since its launch last year in the Asia/Pacific region, the BT-50 1-ton pickup truck has “done very well” for Mazda Motor Corp., Dan Morris, head of global sales and marketing, says. And, since Ford Motor Co. is slated to shutter its Twin Cities, MN, plant where it makes the Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickups for North America, the Mazda BT-50 would make a logical replacement – if not for the unpleasant issue of import duties. “It’s always on the agenda. Even in the ...

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