Below is a transcript of Ryan LaFontaine’s discussion with Todd Willing Ford Design Director.
Ryan: Hi I’m Ryan LaFontaine of the LaFontaine Automotive Group and I’m so proud to be Chairman of this year’s North American International Auto Show. Just like you when I heard Ford was bringing back the Ford Ranger I was like ‘YEAH!’ but then I was like.. ‘What took so long?’ I caught up with Ford Design Director Todd Willing to help us understand why Ford waited so long and when we can expect the new Ranger at LaFontaine Ford.
Todd Willing: In the history of this particular Ranger which started out as a global truck with the exception of the North American market in 2011…It’s proven to be a very successful truck, number two globally without even being in the largest market which is North America. Now is the right time to come back and we’ve tailored the new Ranger for the North American market over and above what we do in the other markets. Your LaFontaine customers are going to love the combination of style, capability, and utility all within one fantastic package.
Ryan: Thank you, Todd. And tell our viewers what you’re going to remember most about your visit to the Motor City?