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Ford’s expansion plans in the Middle-East and Africa will see the facelifted Ford Ranger T6 being built in Ikeja, Nigeria from the fourth quarter of 2015 onwards. The American brand will work together in partnership with Coscharis Motors Limited, a major Ford dealer in Nigeria, on the project.

The plant, which is located in the Lagos state a few hundred kilometres southwest of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, will assemble the Ranger in semi-knockdown form, with body parts and components coming in from South Africa. Nigeria will be the second African country in which Ford will produce its vehicles.

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The plant at Ikeja will have an annual production capacity of 5,000 units, and Ford says the pick-ups assembled there will serve the demand of the local Nigerian market. Currently, the Ranger is also manufactured in Ford’s South African plant, one of the three facilities where it is being built.

Our Ford Ranger, including the facelift T6 Ford Ranger comes from the AAT plant in Rayong, Thailand. The facelift Ranger is expected to reach our shores by October or November of this year. The orange car shown here is the kitted-up Wildtrak version.

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