Ford Ranger fans the wait is almost over. The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger started rolling off the assembly line this week in Michigan.
More than 3,000 employees joined in the celebration and even had the chance to take the new Ranger on an on-site, off-road course.
The 2019 Ranger officially arrives in Car Pro Certified Dealer showrooms in early 2019. Its return to the mid-size pickup segment comes after an 8-year hiatus.
“Ford truck fans demanded a midsize pickup that’s ‘Built Ford Tough,’ and we’re delivering with our all-new Ranger that’s specially designed and engineered for American truck customers,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of global operations. “At the same time, we’re revitalizing our Michigan Assembly Plant and securing good-paying jobs for our hourly employees here in the U.S.”
Ford invested $850 million in its Michigan Assembly Plant to build the Ranger along with the new Ford Bronco. It’s scheduled to begin production in 2020.
Ford Ranger Stats
The 2019 Ford Ranger can be optioned with 4×2 or 4×4, and comes in three trim levels – XL, XLT and Lariat. Chrome and Sport Appearance Packages are available.
It’s powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford says it offers a best-in-class payload, gas towing and gas torque. An available FX4 Off-Road Package includes Terrain Management SystemTM, which provides multiple selectable drive modes and all-new Trail ControlTM.
Driver Assist technologies include standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. A Lane-Keeping System that includes lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, reverse sensing and class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage is standard on XLT and Lariat. Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on Lariat.
It’s available in Shadow Black, Oxford White, Ingot Silver, Magnetic, Blue Lightning, Saber, Hot Pepper Red, White Platinum Tri-Coat.
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