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Old 11/24/05, 03:08 PM
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" Debut In Bangkok For New Ford Concept Truck

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* Stunning concept truck is Ford’s first global debut in Thailand

* A versatile and practical vehicle in a tough, stylish package

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 24, 2005 – Ford Motor Company today forcefully drove home the importance of Asia, particularly Thailand, to its international plans by staging the world premiere of a stunning concept truck at the Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok.

Ford Asia Pacific Chief Designer Paul Gibson said the concept, dubbed 4-Trac, is a dynamic package that brings together Ford’s “tough truck” DNA with ideas that explore practical functionality, lifestyle and sporty uses for Ford trucks of the future.

“We have taken the typical pick-up truck and given it a lot more sophistication, style and purpose. It’s a workhorse that delivers on the ‘Built Ford Tough’ promise by offering true off-road capability, rugged features and durable aluminum surfaces. At the same time, owners will be proud to use it as stylish transport for their active families on weekends and holidays,” Mr Gibson said."

Wondering if anyone has any pictures of this truck??
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Old 11/24/05, 04:22 PM
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Since when was Ford in the habit of ripping off Hondas? "THE FORD RIDGELINE!"

That is one pansy looking truck imo anyways. Keep it in Taiwan.
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I think its a sweet truck, looks like more of a truck than a sport track. closer to an F150 than to an explorer, maybe its got a longer bed or something. The ridgeline is fugly, i think this thing looks pretty sweet personally.
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Doesn't look like a Ridgeline to me...
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Old 11/24/05, 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by ScottyBoy302@November 24, 2005, 5:25 PM
Keep it in Taiwan.
I agree. We need this truck in the USA. I read somewhere that new F250/F350 will be very similar.

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Old 11/24/05, 07:10 PM
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I dig it!

Thanks for posting!
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I agree. We need this truck in the USA. I read somewhere that new F250/F350 will be very similar.
The Tonka! That is one awesome lookin truck, Ford needs to stay away from bland designs and go bold. If people want bland they buy imports and if they want things that stand out then domestic is the way to go. GM made a few too many boring cars and now theyre on the way out...
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meh, its alright. i kiiiiinnnnddaaa likes it. i also can sorta see the ridgline connection, but i can also see how someone could not see it.

i like the grille tho. give it some more hard edges in the front and i'd like it a bit better. i dont dig rounded off trucks

and the tonka?! droolerific!!!
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Since when was Ford in the habit of ripping off Hondas? "THE FORD RIDGELINE!"
that thing looks waaaaaaay better than the ridgeline...and I want that Tonka truck baaad!
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I like that concept! Some really neat ideas went into it!

As for the 2007 Superduties, yes they are supposed to take some design cues from the Tonka concept. When you look at it, it really wouldn't take much to make the Tonka design a reality
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I think it looks pretty good.
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Originally posted by ScottyBoy302@November 24, 2005, 5:25 PM
Since when was Ford in the habit of ripping off Hondas? "THE FORD RIDGELINE!"

bout time the shoe was on the other foot lol
anyway it doesn't look like it.it looks better
foreign companies cant builda truck worth a s$#%

That is one pansy looking truck imo anyways. Keep it in Taiwan.

people in this country like gay looking cars..hence toyota, honda, nissan and mitsubishi
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That's just Ok, it does look too similar to other offerings to be unique. Now the Tonka is unique, Ford should build it, hands down!!
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Nice trucks both of them. Bring them Ford, sales will be there.
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I wonder if this truck will be the next F150 or maybe the next SportTrac?
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Originally posted by korinwoodo@November 26, 2005, 10:11 PM
I wonder if this truck will be the next F150 or maybe the next SportTrac?
It's not the next Sport-Trac. You can see the next Sport-Trac on Ford's web page right now. It's goes on sale next year.
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Originally posted by korinwoodo@November 26, 2005, 10:11 PM
I wonder if this truck will be the next F150
God I hope not.
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I like it...are there any BIG pictures though?
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