The pickup truck segment has just about gone astray without the presence of Ford’s Ranger as it was discontinued in 2011 in the US. This move of Ford shelving the Ranger pickup truck is still quite baffling, and there’s no particular reason to it. But all of this is soon going to change as 2019 Ford Ranger is in plans.
The comeback of a new Ranger 2019 is also a hint to the fact that segment heavyweights like Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are going to see a whole new level of competition.
2019 Ford Ranger – Platform
Model targeted for the U.S is supposed to come with a body-on-frame construction, just like pickups from GM. Ford will even try and lose extra weight by using high-strength lightweight materials for the frame construction.
Exterior and Interior Redesign
It is evident that Ford Ranger 2019 will make a grand comeback in the U.S in the best possible way to emphasize on it is redesign exterior. With that being said, Ford will not design this new Ranger right from scratch either. Instead, this 2019 Ranger will retain its signature styling and wear new stylistic touch-ups.
Rendered images show an upscale front fascia that is characterized by redesigned headlights. These redesigned headlights have a magnetic appeal, they integrate LED daytime running lights and HID projectors. The grille is reworked too as it now incorporates robust chrome housing and mesh-type intake on the inside.
Down below, the lower front fascia comprises of mesh air intake, two chrome fog light housing and a robust skid plate. New 20-inch cast alloy wheels with all-season tires might come as standard. Moving on, the side body view shows matte window panels that create a striking match with the roof rails.
Changes/improvements are pretty obvious in the interior cabin too. The global Ford Ranger’s inner cabin is handsome and is expected to get praises in the US markets too. This revisited cabin will boast of uncluttered design and a quirky theme.
2019 Ford Ranger – Engine Specs
According to what the experts have speculated, this new 2019 Ford Ranger is going to make use of the 3.2L Power Stroke inline 5 cylinder engine. With several tweaks, the output figures of this DOHC diesel engine might go as 350 lb-ft of torque and 200 HP of power. In addition, a some EcoBoost V6 engine could be the second option for the U.S model.
Fuel economy should stay close to 27 mpg in city, 31 mpg on highways and 29 mpg on a combined scale. As far as drive configurations go, both AWD and FWD should be presented in the upcoming Ranger.
Price and Release Date
The price of the new 2019 Ford Ranger could come with a starting price of $25,000. Also, this price point for a full-size pickup truck would be competitive. As to its release on the market, expect this truck to come in the second half of 2018.