After 30 years in production, it looks as if Ford's iconic Ranger will be discontinued as of December 22. The announcement came in the United Auto Workers 879 June-August newsletter. Originally built as the replacement for the Ford Courier in 1982, the Ranger has been produced at Ford's Twin Cities assembly plant ever since. 7 million Rangers later, the small, fuel efficient truck should give way to the new F-150 and its new 3.7-liter V6.
No official replacement model for the Ranger has been announced. If you live outside the States however, there will still be new versions of the Ranger that will be available only overseas.