Here's my prediction right or wrong.
Ford lost sales in small truck market
Didn't want to spend money to "revamp" it right now for NA
Will focus on the larger trucks for a few years
Will test their new engines in other vehicles
Will pay off some more debt on profitable vehicles
Will engineer a new small truck in the future for NA
Will hype the crap out of it and it sells like hotcakes
"Government is not the solution to the problem; government is the problem."