The mid-size market will soon be transformed - with Ford gearing up for the ultimate pick-up revival. Prepare, Seattle, as the 2019 Ranger revs toward the horizon.
According to the Detroit News, Ford will soon unveil its 2019 Ranger. Prototypes of this platform have been spied for the last few months - but they were all so heavily camouflaged that even the most keen-eyed critics couldn’t discern their upgrades. This will no longer prove a problem, however, since the Big Blue Oval is planning an official U.S. debut. Only days separate drivers from their first glimpse of this mid-size pick-up.
Confused by that description? Allow us to explain. The 2019 Ranger will no longer serve as a traditional compact. Instead Ford is fusing this truck with an elongated body - allowing it to compete directly with the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tundra. While it will remain less imposing than the F-Series, its entire frame with be raised to ensure a more convenient off-road ride. Available trims will include the XLT, XL, and Lariat; and they should be anchored by a standard 2.3L Ecoboost and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Are you excited?
No official release date has been provided for the 2019 Ranger. We hope, however, to see it enter production before the summer ends - providing ample time for Ford to launch a full-scale campaign by Christmas.