The Detroit Auto Show will likely be very eventful in January next year as Ford is planning to unveil the 2019 Ford Ranger. New reports also say other latest cars like the 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado will be making their first appearances next year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Details are scarce at this moment, but our spies have spotted the prototypes of the new Ranger being tested on public roads in Australia.
The next Ranger will utilize body-on-frame construction, as per the reports stemming from our trusted insiders. This model appears to mirror GM’s mid-size vehicles, but it is a tad smaller than its bigger brother.
In fact, the crew-cab model is a little more extended than the base F-150. General Motors has proved that even small-size trucks have what it takes to boast the best sales in the market without having to cannibalize sales from the full-size lineup.
2019 Ford Ranger – Will use T6 Platform
The much-awaited 2019 Ford Ranger marks a significant milestone for Ford as a brand. The new pickup is larger than the 2011 Ford Ranger and uses the global T6 Ranger’s platform. It is set to rival other vehicles like the Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and GMC Canyon. Ford offers four trims with the inbound Ranger, including the XL trim, XLT trim, and the Lariat.
Additionally, plans are virtually ripe for the company to offer higher trims such as the Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum. The FX4 package becomes available as an option and is suited to buyers needing a tad more capability over the standard four-wheel-drive system. This specific package includes upgraded shock absorbers, underbody skid plates, and an electronically-controlled locking differential at the rear. FX4 models would bring a unique framework and badges.
All car models competing with the 2019 Ford Ranger currently do not convey a regular-cab body style. For that reason, the Ranger’s lineup in the United States is likely to offer the Super-Cab 2-door body style in the low 20,000 USD range. An available 4-door Super-Crew model sells for a few thousands more.
The new model comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A rearview camera comes as standard in all trims, while the highest trims offer trailer sway control, ventilated/heated seats, and LED headlights.
2019 Ford Ranger – Engine Details
The 2019 Ford Ranger will have a 3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine. Worth noting, this is the only powertrain that Ford offers in the global Ranger. This drivetrain also powers the full-size Transit van and has whatever it takes to aid the Ranger in seizing the title of “most powerful pickup” from the Chevy Colorado/Canyon twins. It records about 31-highway-mpg fuel economy rating in the diesel Canyon/Colorado twins.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is also likely to offer an Eco Boost 4-cylinder engine along with a naturally-aspirated gas V6. You can also expect a diesel Bronco in the U.S market, too.
2019 Ford Ranger – Debut and Cost
The 2019 Ford Ranger will make its appearance in January next year at the Detroit Auto Show. Regarding pricing, the base model could start at $25,000. The heavily optioned models (or rather off-road-focused options) could approach the $40,000 mark.