Ford Ranger wins pickup award

November 12, 2012 12:00 AM

The new Ford Ranger has unanimously won the International Pick-Up Award 2013. The competition took place in Bedfordshire, England, where a series of trucks were on display for inspection and testing.

"The Ranger is great for work and great for leisure, and customers will appreciate the difference as soon as they get behind the wheel," said Paul Randle, vehicle line director at Ford. "This prestigious award is testament to the work of our global product teams and there is plenty more to look forward to with the launch of the all-new Transit and all-new Transit Connect in 2013."

This accolade is the third international prize the manufacturer has won this year, adding to its recognition as International Van of the Year and Engine of the Year. It earned more points from the panel of judges than the second and third place vehicles, the Isuzu D-Max and Volkswagen Amarok, combined.

While some Americans may favor larger vehicles such as the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram or Chevy Silverado, the international community favors smaller, more easily handled automobiles, Automotive Discovery reports. These models typically require less vehicle maintenance and are easier to drive on smaller European roads than their larger U.S. counterparts. 

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