It has been officially confirmed that the fans of the world-famous Ford Ranger should start looking forward to its great return to the US market as a 2019 Ford Ranger model. After the sale of this pickup truck was discontinued in 2011, there have been many speculations and rumors, but we can finally see what the next-generation Ranger is going to offer.
The 2019 Ford Ranger will use the same body-on-frame construction as the current model. It will be the well-known T6 platform that will probably come with longer and wider dimensions. The new Ranger is also expected to use some lightweight materials in order to save weight and improve its fuel economy. Although being the mid-size SUV and belonging to a series of small trucks, the Ranger has often been compared to the F-150 model, especially in the front fascia. This rugged and a bit aggressive truck is expected to redesign its LED lighting and massive bumpers and you will also notice its two-row grille with a horizontal bar. This truck should also improve its towing capability and get larger tow hooks under the bumper. It will be available as a two-door and a four-door configuration probably in three trims – a regular, super and crew cab. The new Ranger should show once again why it has been such a great choice for your off-road adventures or long family trips.
The interior of the 2019 Ford Ranger should undergo some significant changes and improvements in terms of design and technology. The cabin is expected to be practical and more functional. Besides cloth and vinyl used in base models, the new Ranger should also employ some high-quality materials such as leather and wood. You should expect a larger touch-screen with the latest SYNC infotainment system in center console. It will provide numerous next-generation features such as navigation, HD and satellite radio, climate control, hands-free, Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands and a 360-degree camera. The new Ranger will include necessary safety systems and driver assist features as well.
Several options have been discussed under the hood of the 2019 Ford Ranger. The most possible version for the US market comes with a 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbo-diesel that should deliver 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The other option includes either a 2.7-liter or a 3.5-liter Eco Boost V6 engine. A naturally-aspirated 3.7-liter has also been mentioned as a possible option found in lower trims. When it comes to transmission, this model will probably be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic.
2019 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Ford Ranger has not been announced yet, but it should be expected to make its debut by the end of 2018. The estimated price of a regular cab starts under $25,000.