2019 Ford Ranger Cought Testing
With the rising popularity of mid-sized pickup trucks in North America, the popular company is ready to take advantage with the new 2019 Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger is being readied for a comeback after manufacturing of the model was discontinued in 2011. But now, Americans will get to ride their favorite pick-up truck once again, with the all new model.
2019 Ford Ranger – Design and Safety Features
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to be styled in the same way as its European variant which was designed on the other side of the ocean by Ford Australia. However, this new model is set to be assembled and manufactured in their plant in Wayne only as of now.
From what can be gathered from sources, headlights and tail lights look similar to those on the new Ford F-150, a very popular vehicle. The present model, i.e., the 2011 model, has all basic safety features, with 6 airbags, including curtain airbags, and this will probably carry over to the Ford Ranger 2019.
Space has never been an issue with Ford pickup trucks, and the newest model will only provide more space for the occupants, probably with more leg room. Typically large doors and wise position of the rear pillar make getting in and out quite easy. Volume afforded by the open cargo will range from 1.18 m3 to 1.8m3 like the present truck.
Turbocharged EcoBoost Engine
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to come with a turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3L inline-4 that will produce around 280 HP. While higher end trims like Premium and Sport will have 2.7L EcoBoost or a 3.5L V6 under its hood. And that is not all; a new ten-speed automatic that Ford developed along with General Motors is also slated to find its way into the vehicle, but when and how remains to be seen. This model will in all probability be offered in rear-wheel, 4-wheel and also an all-wheel drive.
Expected Arrival and Price
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to arrive by fall of 2018, and rivals like Honda Ridgeline, GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado will need to step up their game. Back after almost 7 years, the price of this beauty is expected to start from around $21,000, which means it will be a viable proposition for those who like the mid-sized truck. The higher end models like the Premium or the Sport can cost as much as $45,000.
All in all, it means the 2019 Ford Ranger will give its competitors a run for their money with their attractive prices. Also, the fact that this variant dominated the segment in its earlier days will attract a lot of customers.