With the 2019 Ford Ranger, the American manufacturer wants to revitalize and basically restart what was once an exceptionally popular model. While there are still plenty of rumors out there, we now have some concrete information regarding this upcoming truck. For starters, the Ranger will have a full body-on-frame construction and a selection of new and improved engines.
It will also feature a number of exterior updates, as well as minor interior changes too. These upgrades will certainly improve the appeal and the efficiency of the truck. In addition, they will also allow the Ranger to stand its ground against the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma.
2019 Ford Ranger – Exterior Look, Design and Updates
When it comes to the exterior of the 2019 Ford Ranger, we can expect it to offer a nice blend of sportiness and ruggedness. Its design will take inspiration from some of the most modern trucks on the market. As such, it will look notably different from the previous models. Many will even agree that the upcoming Ranger looks as sporty as the latest Chevrolet Colorado.
To achieve that look, Ford’s engineers have decided to completely rework the Ranger’s front end and update its rear. The latest spy photos show that the truck will feature a new grille, a new headlight design, and redesigned front tow hooks. There will also be wider wheel arches and a slightly raked bed. In the back, we can see a slightly redesigned step bumper, along with modern LED lighting.
Interior styling and equipment
Inside, the 2019 Ford Ranger looks surprisingly classy and comfortable. It is obvious that Ford has decided to follow the trends and make its truck feel like a modern SUV. This will certainly boost the truck’s appeal and attract many SUV-oriented customers. The Ranger’s interior will feel solid and sturdy enough to deal with all the rigors that go with heavy-duty work.
However, it will also provide a decent amount of comfort and style, by incorporating modern designs and materials. Even though these materials are not expected to impress anyone, they will still serve their purpose admirably. The overall design feels clean and uncluttered. It also allows for plenty of available space too. As a result, there will be more than enough headroom and legroom, as well as cargo space. Tech-wise, the Ranger will feature the latest SYNC infotainment system, advanced navigation, a 4.2-inch touchscreen, and lots of safety measures.
2019 Ford Ranger – Engine Options and Specs
At the moment, there is few engine confirmed for the 2019 Ford Ranger. The confirmed one is a 3.2-liter, 5-cylinder turbodiesel, which will output 185 hp and around 370 lb-ft of torque. Next up, we will probably see a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost, an engine capable of producing 150 hp. The transmission system will most likely include 6-speed automatic and manual gearboxes.
2019 Ford Ranger – Release Date and Price
So far, we haven’t gotten a concrete release date for the 2019 Ranger. What we do know is that it will certainly hit the market by the end of 2018. Price-wise, the base Ranger should be around $22.000.