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News / 10-08-18

Sneak-peek: All-new Ford Ranger ready for production

Ford begins production of the 2019 Ranger by year’s end


By Eric Tipan

 

Right on the heels of the Ranger Raptor’s domestic launch, Ford Motor Company is giving us a sneak-peek of the upcoming all-new Ranger in action.

Ford claims this fifth-generation unit can outwork a V6 engine using a turbocharged inline-4 and will come with best-in-class payload, gas torque and towing capability.

“Think of Ranger as the biggest and most capable backpack for your gear. With 1,860 pounds of maximum payload, Ranger can haul nearly a ton of gear to enable your next adventure,” says Rick Bolt, Ford Ranger chief engineer.

Just like Ford’s been doing with their entire lineup, the 2019 Ranger will downsize with an EcoBoost for the first time, a 2.3L petrol engine with an output of 270 HP and and 420 Nm of torque.

This will be the highest output for any gasoline engine in the midsize pickup market in the United States of America, including those that use a V6 engine.

Ford pairs this engine with their acclaimed 10-speed transmission and wraps it with a high-strength steel frame built on a solid rear axle using Hotchkiss suspension.

Photos from Ford show the all-new Ranger power and prowess – running at high speed while hauling motorcycles and taking on winding roads with a boat in tow.

Equipped with tow package and a trailer brake controller, Ford claims the 2019 Ranger can town 7,500 pounds.

Production begins late 2018.