It’s safe to say that every car enthusiast, especially individuals who are fans of the Ford brand will be excited to know that the Ranger is coming back. The [2019 Ford Ranger] is the return of the “almost” gigantic pickup, and it’ll be coming to multiple Ford branches across the globe. The development of this vehicle is in response to the already strong-selling GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado.
Aside from the standard trims, the 2019 model will also spawn a new Ford Bronco SUV, and it’ll offer a bit of competition to the Jeep Wrangler. The Bronco models are expected to arrive sometime in the year 2020, and reports state that it’ll have a starting price of somewhere around $30,000.
Why Does the 2019 Ford Ranger Matter?
The Ranger is already an excellent build, and many find it to hold the old adage of “you don’t have to repair what’s not broken.” Whenever Ford announces a new Ranger model, it’s always a cause for excitement and it’s still the same with the 2019 model. There is a significant sales potential for the vehicle, and some car models from other manufacturers fall short in trying to beat the sales figures of any Ranger vehicle. For example, when GM sparked new life in the pickup line, it did sell over 100,000 Coloranyons back in 2015, but the Ranger was able to outsell that by leaps and bounds back in 1999.
The Platform on the 2019 Ford Ranger
GM proved that even large small trucks (yes, that’s how it’s seen across the automobile community) can have significant selling prowess without inhibiting the sales potential of a full-size lineup from the same maker. Just like other mid-sizers of GM, the 2019 Ranger is just a tad smaller than its big brother, the F-150. However, it’s crew cabin is a bit longer than its older sibling.
The 2019 Ford Ranger’s Powertrain
It’s reported that the only engine offered in the global market for the 2019 Ranger would most likely be the 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel. This particular engine will be available in the full-sized Transit van and it can assist the Ranger in taking away the title of having the “most efficient pickup,” which is currently held by the Colorado/Canyon twins as these automobiles have 31-highway-mpg diesel engines. Interested buyers might be happy to know that they can expect an EcoBoost four-cylinder feature and a naturally aspirated gas V-6 engine coming in as part of the US lineup.
But to set proper expectations, there are some things that might go wrong with the release of the 2019 Ford Ranger. For instance, the midsize truck market is now on an upswing, and it can affect the price of the vehicle. So individuals who are looking forward to getting this model might have to pay extra in premium just to get a standard model.