New 2019 Ford Ranger pick-up revealedJanuary 14, 2018
Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.
Visually, there are only minor design tweaks to mark this out as the updated model; Ford has reshaped the headlamps and fitted a slimmer front grille, while at the back the Ranger name has been stamped into the tailgate.
The Ranger comes in three forms: regular, super or double cab. The latter adds an extra row of seats and has four doors. Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.
In the US the new Ranger has been made available with a 2.3-litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine paired with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. Ford claims the powertrain delivers V6 levels of performance but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder engine.
Two- and four-wheel drive models are available, with an electronic-locking rear differential available for increased traction.
A new FX4 Off-Road Package has also been launched which adds a Terrain Management System with four driving modes (normal, snow, mud and sand). A Trail Control function is also included, which lets the vehicle modulate braking and acceleration when off-road.
Inside, changes are minimal but Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been fitted. A new B&O PLAY sound system and 4G WiFi are also available to customers.
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