You probably know that Blue Oval plans to introduce the 2019 Ranger home in the United States. We’ve caught a number of camouflaged prototypes during the last year, yet never the production-ready version. Well, never until today. Truth to be told, the 2019 Ford Ranger is spied in Thailand, so the U.S-specs model may not look the same. Still, we highly doubt that there will be any visual changes for the North America ranger.
In any case, the 2019 Ranger sports totally new headlights, which are LED-treated. The new pickup features a totally redesigned grille that’s significantly thinner than the earlier version. Below, the bumper gets notable larger air intakes, which is a reason more to believe that the pickup truck is getting a more potent engine. The bumper also hosts a new, darker for lamps. Ford has added some chrome to the exterior styling. More precisely, the rear bumper simply shines thanks to the chrome material. We are not completely sure, yet both front and rear fenders seem to be more pronounced than earlier.
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t going to get a new platform. However, the existing one will be adjusted to receive a few new engine options. The 3.2-liter turbodiesel will be killed for sure. Instead, the workhorse will use a new 2.0-liter diesel, which is rumored to deliver around 205 horsepower. The existing 2.5-liter gas engine will likely stay for now, though, the most interesting option will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 without any doubt. Of course, Ford won’t forget to add a new 10-speed auto transmission too.
Like we said, we can’t guarantee that the U.S. model is going to look exactly like this prototype. Luckily, the 2019 Ranger is going to be introduced in a few days at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in a few days, so we will found out everything about it.