The Ford Ranger first made its American debut in 1983 as a compact pickup that was very popular for many years. In 2011, Ford discontinued production of the truck, but now, we have learned about a comeback for the Ford Ranger for the 2019 model year.
After an 8-year gap, the new Ranger will be more impressive than ever. It will be built using a fully boxed ladder frame that has been specifically designed for the American market. Compared to the European model, the American Ranger will have tighter body panels for a more refined design.
Under the hood, the Ranger will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline-four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford has yet to release output numbers, but horsepower will probably land somewhere around 300 with about 350 lb-ft of torque.
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Just like the larger F-150, the Ranger will be available in a variety of trims and configurations. Two versions that will be a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts will be the FX2 and FX4, which will get numerous rugged features as standard including skid plates, all-terrain tires, a front bash plate, and other goodies.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to hit showroom floors in early 2019. We at Transwest Ford are counting down the months until we get to try it out.