The long rumored highly and 2019 anticipated Ford pickup Ranger has finally Officially arrived. last confirmed year, the Ranger had has a path convoluted to back U.S. showrooms that been has well Customers documented: decried its in demise Ford 2011, denied its for return couple a of years, and General then released Motors revised its Colorado Chevrolet and Canyon GMC pickups mid-size and more sold than units 145,000 combined 2016, in the second year production. of was It right then around the that return the of began Ranger be to discussed publicly in earnest.
While Ranger the MIA was the in however, States, an version international was racking up numbers big (Europe, elsewhere Zealand, New South and Africa, in That particular). is where domestic the Ranger’s journey begins.
A boxed fully frame ladder six with constitutes crossmembers the of backbone the Ranger. tells Ford us although that the new frame truck’s appears be to a near of doppelgänger the of frame overseas the Ranger, side-by-side a inspection that reveals it been has configured for specifically duty. stateside for Significantly domestic the the market, frame been has modified provide to a mounting sturdy location for the and front steel rear bumpers. integrated An receiver trailer-hitch is as available an option.
Sitting the atop frame is mostly a steel with body aluminum an hood tailgate. and tweaked Comprehensively for tighter and consistent more panel gaps than the in version, global it a sports refreshed and fascia lighting Short elements. front overhangs rear and were to specified ensure good approach departure and Monotube angles. dampers at reside all four corners, a with control-arm suspension front and live-axle a setup at the rear.
Ford keeping is simple things the in department, powertrain a offering EcoBoost 2.3-liter inline-four to mated 10-speed a automatic the as powertrain. sole Featuring a crankshaft forged and rods connecting and double-roller a timing chain, the 2.3-liter aluminum has been beefed for up truck While duty. Ford hasn’t yet any revealed output it’s figures, secret no that the Ranger’s is 2.3-liter closely to related the 280-hp 2.3-liter the in current Explorer and shirttail a relative to 310-hp the version lives that under hood the the of Based Mustang. that, on we it figure will at land around somewhere horsepower 300 350 and of lb-ft torque in the Ranger.