We were right once again. The U.S.-specs 2019 Ford Ranger won’t use just one EcoBoost engine. In addition to the 2.7-liter V6 unit with EcoBoost, the upcoming pickup truck will also host a smaller 2.3-liter four-cylinder unit. How do we know this? Well, just look the underhood spy picture and you will realize what’s cooking.
Yes, the engine you see has no badge at all, so you are probably wondering how we know it’s the Mustang’s baby. Well, it’s certainly isn’t 2.7-liter EcoBoost because there is nothing on the right place, while the segment layout points out that there is a big possibility it’s the amazing four-cylinder option with 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
If it’s not Mustang’s awesome option, we really don’t have any idea what’s this could be. As far as we know, it’s not any kind of diesel either. Still, oil-burner fans don’t have to worry, because Blue Oval plans to introduce the 2019 Ranger Diesel as well. They haven’t announced which oil- chugging unit will power the mid-size truck, but we think that the biggest chance has a 3.0L PowerStroke co-developed with Land Rover.
Our photographer managed to catch a glimpse of Ranger’s interior too. What we see here looks fairly disappointing, but we have to wait and see the production model. Speaking of which, the 2019 Ford Ranger will be introduced in early 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show.