US car giant Ford motors are on a spree to capture a major chunk of pickup truck segment in 2018 and subsequent years- as is clear from its latest moves. After making waves by unveiling the new lineup of its F-150 lineup of light-duty trucks, Ford is focusing on other niches in pickup truck segment. After a long hiatus, the company is ready to re-launch the 2019 Ford Ranger midsized pickup truck in the US market.
2019 Ford Ranger Trims and Design Changes
The 2019 Ford Ranger is one enticing looking midsized truck beyond question. The truck will be offered in 3 trims. However, each of trim has distinctive exterior styling. The XL, XLT and Lariat trims are aimed at different types of buyers. The last one is steeped in lavishness and costs the most.
However, the GMC Canyon Denali may outshine the Lariat trim in the sheer luxury quotient. The design is close to that of T6 Ranger pickup sold by Ford in overseas markets for quite a few years. However, the bumper design is distinctive. Ford will launch a Raptor version in near future. This will have special exterior styling and Raptor-specific bodywork.
The Ranger can also be laden with two appearance packages Chrome and Sport. Off-roading lovers will opt for the FX Packages. The FX package adds underbody skid plates, off-road tires, more ground clearance, off-road tuned suspension and front bumper skid plate. The truck will be sold in SuperCrew and SuperCab setups. This denotes the crew and extended cab.
2019 Ford Ranger Interior Look and Safety Features
The cabin is also quite sleek looking and functional. The SuperCrew model has adequate space for 4 adult passengers. Again, the Lariat trim will have more upscale materials used in the cabin.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is laden with top-notch safety features. The Sync 3 infotainment system will be there with an 8.0-inch touch display unit. It will also get WordPress- a 4G LTE Wi-Fi service with support for 10 devices. Optional is a premium B&O PLAY sound system.
2019 Ford Ranger Engine Specifications
The 2019 Ford Ranger is going to be sold with just one engine- as per the updates. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit will sit under the hood. Ford is yet to come up with a detailed spec of the engine. The output may be well above 300 HP mark. Furthermore, this powertrain is coming with a 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The fuel economy figures will be good.
However, later Ford may launch the Raptor trim with a more powerful engine possibly a turbo diesel variant. There will be separate drive modes – Normal, Gravel, Sand and Mud and Ruts.
2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity
The newest model 2019 Ford Ranger will get Trail Control feature which is like the Crawl Control in Toyota trucks. The towing capacity will be better than the rivals, as per the view of Ford. The company also said that this new model will exceed the model Chevy Colorado with its 7,700 pounds.
2019 Ford Ranger Price and Release Date
The Ford Company will launch the 2019 Ranger by late 2018. However, the base trim price may be around $23,000 and top trim price may touch $42,000.