Finally, Ford decided to make it official by declaring that a new Ford Ranger will soon be made available but the launch date for 2019 Ford Ranger is still under wraps and it is anyone’s guess as to when the company would be officially launching the sixth generation of Ford rangers. Given their popularity and the fact that no new Ford Rangers were introduced to the US markets since 2011, the anticipation for the latest model seems to have taken on a life of its own. At most, we have a few leaked images to go with and based on the same, and a few details released by the company, here’s our review on 2019 Ford Ranger. It is expected that the ranger will come complete with a new styling, for both the interiors and the exteriors but we are getting a little ahead of ourselves so let’s go ahead with the review.
Even though the ford ranger has been MIA in the US, it has been marketed and sold widely overseas, namely South Africa, Europe, New Zealand among others and it has been racking up big numbers by way of sales. The 2019 Ford ranger seems to be built along the lines of the international model with a fully boxed ladder frame, which was what we saw with the international model. So yes, it seems that Ford is using the same frame for the domestic edition as well with a few changes which are incorporated such as a sturdy mounting location to mount the front and rear bumpers. It also comes with an integrated trailer hitch-receiver as well; it comes with an all steel body with aluminum hood as did some of the earlier variants but with better lines and design. It comes with less panel gaps, re-tweaked lighting fixtures, monotube dampeners in all four corners along with arm control front suspension as well as a good axle set up.
The power train:
The engine comes with a 2.3 liter eco boost inline-four which is tied to the ten speed automatic as the only power train. It also features a forged crankshaft, double roller timing chain; the 2019 ford ranger certainly looks as if it has been bulked up for truck duty. It is expected that this engine which certainly looks closely related to Ford Explorer, may bring in about 280 HP. At most, you can expect the 2019 Ford ranger to deliver on at least 300HP to start off with and a 350 LB Torque. The ranger will be available in two wheel as well as four wheel drive and should feature Dana Trac-Lock differentials in the rear axles of both the two wheel drive as well as four wheel drive.
What you can expect with the 2019 Ford ranger
With the 2019 Ford ranger, especially with the FX2 (two wheel drive) and the FX4 (four wheel drive), you can expect electronically locking rear differential as well as all terrain tires, dampeners turned off for road activity, steel front bash plates, skid plate, and of course Fx badging. The four wheel drive or the new Fx4 also comes with terrain management which is meant to help facilitate off-road travel. It comes with four modes, grass, normal, gravel, snow, mud and ruts; these modes alter your throttle, transmission points and are designed to provide you with better traction and stability over the various surfaces as you drive the 2019 Ford Ranger over them. It also comes with a new trail control system that allows you better control over the wheels at certain speeds. It also allows for the driver to move to lower speeds by tapping the brake without having to deactivate anything.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is all slated to be launched soon with 8 exterior color options along with 8 different wheel designs both in the 17 inch and 18 i8nch wheels with LED highlights.
The interiors of 2019 Ford Ranger are spacious in the sense that you can easily seat 5 in it, under seat storage space in the rear as well as two touch screen info screens, high end functionality, with navigation assistance, if and when required. The 2019 Ford Ranger also comes with 4G LTE connectivity as well as the option for supporting up to 10 devices. It also comes with the standard safety features and more with blind spot warning,
Ford has confirmed that the 2019 Ford ranger pricing will be around $27990 with the premium set at $51490.