The Ford Ranger Returns for 2019 and we got up close with the new truck.
After eight long years, the Ranger is back. We haven't seen it since 2011, but now here at the Detroit Auto Show, it's back and it looks pretty impressive. It looks very interesting.
Styling's very different, but it has a little bit of echo to that global Ranger. Let's take a closer look. From a styling point of view, Ford designers obviously very interested in aerodynamics. You see the bulging hood channel air up and over the vehicle. Also the grill itself, much wider funneling air through and underneath. Around the side, very rounded wheel arches on both sides. Very neutral, almost vanilla looking side body panels, but here's the business end, obviously. This particular vehicle has the FX4 package, which means it's going to do well off road. From the inside, it looks like Ford have done their homework. Very nice interior, very clean and simple, everything very close to the driver and passenger. Nice materials. Again, this is the FX4, but they're going to offer an XL, XLT, and a Lariat. And then from the Lariat, you can get the FX2 or FX4 package, but there's only going to be one wheel base. That's going to be a crew cab with a short bed, or it's going to be the extended cab, which they call their super cab with a slightly longer, probably six and a half foot, bed. As far as engine choices, it's just one, the 2.3 liter EcoBoost. It's going to have plenty of kick, but it's going to be made to a 10 speed transmission. That's going to be a segment first. So that's all we know at this stage, but we'll be getting a lot more information as the year goes on. We don't know pricing. We don't know exactly when it goes on sale. Although, we're hearing rumors that it's going to be the first quarter of 2019. If you want to know more about the Ford Ranger, go to pickuptrucks.com.