Fans of the Ranger and Bronco have reason to cheer. Representatives of Ford Motor Company recently announced the long-awaited return of both vehicles, slated to occur in the next few years. While the Ranger is scheduled to join the North American lineup in 2019, the Bronco's anticipated to come back by the turn of the decade.
“Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas, said. “Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4x4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.” Watch the announcement of both vehicles in Ford's video below:
Auto enthusiasts are already placing their bets on what to expect with the new midsize pickup truck and midsize SUV. Caranddriver.com anticipates that the new Ranger will incorporate the same body-on-frame construction used for other Rangers produced internationally, as well as a 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine.
Yahoo.com writer Bob Sorokanich predicted that the European Ranger is what the new Bronco will primarily emulate "if you're looking for an idea of the Bronco's dimensions. All versions of that truck ride on a 126.8-inch wheelbase with a 73.2-inch-wide body."
Until official details for the all-new Ranger and Bronco are released, come by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to learn more and test-drive similar vehicles from our selection on the lot.