Ford Motor has quietly started production of a new pickup in Mexico that’s expected to be smaller than its current Ranger model, according to data released by the automaker.
The new truck was disclosed to investors Wednesday in the automaker’s monthly production data as a “C-Pick Up” that’s being produced at its Hermosillo plant. Only 21 vehicles were assembled in February, likely indicating early prototype models for testing. A spokesman for Ford declined to comment beyond what the company disclosed in its monthly production report.
“C-Pick Up” is expected to stand for compact pickup, which would expand the company’s highly profitable truck business below its current midsize Ranger…