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This is the 2019 Ford Ranger - Eyes-on

All-New 2019 Ranger Fact Ford Media
Derrick Tucker | 15 January, 2018, 01:41

Ford is hoping to seize on the fact that sales of midsize trucks are up 83 percent since 2014, largely to the credit of General Motors' reentry into what was a dying market segment back in 2015.

The announcement comes ahead of the Detroit Auto Show, which starts tomorrow, and a year after Ford announced the Ranger would be returning to North America.

The midsize pickup will feature a new exterior design, chassis and powertrain developed specifically for North American truck customers, according to a release.

For now, Ford says all Rangers will be powered by the company's well-known 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.

"Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans", said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. "The new Ranger is designed for today's mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends". Trim levels are XL, XLT, STX, and Lariat, with FX4 4×4 and sport and trim packages available, so one can assume it would take Ford making a big dent in the midsize pickup category before it would consider adding different engines, like the F-150's new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel, or King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels.

It looks very much like the same Ford Ranger that has been on-sale in Europe and other foreign markets in that interim.

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What are your thoughts on the 2019 Ford Ranger? The FX4 off road package will offer upgraded tires, a steel front bash plate, reinforced, frame-mounted skid plates underneath to protect vital drivetrain components, off road tuned shocks, and the previously mentioned E-locking DANA rear differential. There's also unique FX4 badging to help the Ranger stand out from the crowd.

Like the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger gets Ford's Terrain Management System featuring normal, grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand modes. The system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission gearing, and vehicle controls to tailor traction, driveability, and performance to any given terrain or weather condition. Where it differs from a cruise control is that pressing the brake while it's activated doesn't deactivate it but rather, brings the cruise speed down to whatever the driver slows to. The Ranger sits on a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame with six cross members. The available Smart Trailer Tow connector makes towing safer and easier by alerting the driver of any faulty trailer connections.

Inside the auto the infotainment system will be a Sync 3 system which will be up to eight-inches in size. The Ford+Alexa personal assistant and 4G LTE modem with WiFi access for up to 10 devices is also optional. Pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control are standard on Lariat.

Ford has unveiled the new version of its mid-sized pick-up truck, the iconic Ford Ranger.

In addition, the FX4 also gets Ford's brand-new Trail Control system, which allows the driver to set a speed between 1 and 20 miles per hour that the truck will automatically maintain on the trail, taking care of the throttle and braking on its own.

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