Trolled By Ford


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"Ford created a social media storm this week when it appeared to tease a mysterious new pickup truck. It all started when Mike Levine, Ford’s North America Communications Manager, teased on Twitter that there’s "Some super cool truck news coming this week. Will meet a huge unmet need.”

This led to some wild speculation that he was alluding to the long-requested Ranger Raptor launching in the US. His response? "All this Ranger speculation about this week’s truck news. If you like small trucks you won’t be disappointed,” he teased. "We don't comment on speculation about future products. We may, however, tease them. Can't believe there haven't been spy photos.”

Ford then released a teaser video of its unannounced truck. It had all the hallmarks of a typical new model teaser trailer, showing engineers working on the model, some design sketches, and a shot of the new model under a sheet."
I took those first three paragraphs from this article:

https://carbuzz.com/news/fords-new-pickup-truck-isn-t-what-we-were-expecting

There was even the thought that Ford was about to announce the return of the smaller Ford Courier:

https://jalopnik.com/fords-apparently-about-to-debut-its-new-small-truck-1836413078

But as you can see, Mike Levine and Ford trolled us.

The big news was a truck emoji. :cautious:(n)
 


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What are they trying to do... piss their customers off?
They need to quit f'in around.
 

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They are truly creating a lot of hype...

Much more hype and they will have a hard time releasing a product the exceeds the expectations.
 

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Doing some searching....

It's apparently national emoji day :thefinger:
 

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If they keep this shit up, they're going to create a "boy who cried wolf" scenario where no one even pays attention to them anymore..
 

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Why do we need a National Emoji Day? Is it really a thing?
 

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Is it me or did this have more hype than when they brought back the Ranger?
 

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I am not amused.
 

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C'mon, everybody. Lighten up. It was funny. And at this stage of my life, I need stuff around me that makes me laugh.
 

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If it wasn’t for the double bail out and the craptastic reliability of their transmissions, I would get one. I love the looks and concept of Jeeps, I just don’t want to support a car company that should have gone out of business a long time ago nor the repair bill that comes built in with a Fiat Chrysler product.
 


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