April 20, 2018
For the first time since 2011, customers will soon have the ability to buy a new Ford Ranger in the United States. The 2019 model, announced at the ’17 North American International Auto Show, is significantly larger than its previous brethren, now classified as a midsize truck. With its hiatus now in the rearview mirror, the new Ranger is set to return with a reinvented look and feel, while continuing with the tradition of power that Ford customers have come to expect from the best-in-class trucks.
Ford Trucks have been setting the standard for over 100 years, with a focus on toughness, durability, and capability. Now, with the Ranger making its return to the U.S., available in SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles, there are several reasons Ford truck fans should be thrilled about the news, from safety features to off-road accessibility. Let’s take a look at some of them here:
Safety first. Automatic emergency braking and a rearview camera are standard on all new Rangers, regardless of trim level. Upgrades? The Ranger has those, too. Blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control are options, just to name a few.
A really attractive interior. The new Ford Ranger comes complete with a new steering wheel, shifter, and waterproof storage compartments under the rear seats (you know, just in case things get a little wild). Need you stay connected while you’re on the go? No problem, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices is standard. Also, a 3.8, 4, or 8-inch touchscreen, depending on trim level, will be your infotainment center, which includes standard items such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa integration. Premium sound options will also be available as upgrades.
FX4 pack will get you where you want to go. For customers that want some added off-road capability, the Ford Terrain Management system, first found on the Ford Raptor, has four modes: Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand. Each of these options has, as necessary, the ability to numb throttle response, switch drivetrain into 4-Hi, coordinate gear changes, and relax traction control, among other things. The FX4 pack will also offer upgraded tires, off-road tuned shocks, steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates, and an E-locking DANA rear differential. Basically, anything you might need for a successful trip off the beaten path.
Ford performance. A 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine modified with a forged crankshaft and connecting rods comparable to the Mustang is under the hood of Ford’s newest beast. So, you won’t be lacking of power in the least with a 10-speed automatic transmission in two-and-four-wheel drive configurations.
This is just a small sampling of why you’re going to want to take a look at the new 2019 Ford Ranger, which is expected to launch in the United States early next year with XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. For more information, don’t wait and stop by your trusted Ford dealership today, or visit www.ford.com.
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