A North American Favourite Reinvented: New Ford Ranger Brings Built Ford Tough Innovation to U.S. and Canada Midsize Truck Segment

Posted on 14. Jul, 2018 by in Ford Canada

  • Built Ford Tough: Ford answers a call from lorry business looking for an affordable, rugged, and maneuverable midsize pickup that’s Built Ford Tough; torture-tested alongside Ford F-150 trucks, Ranger peculiarity starts with a imperishable high-strength steel support backbone, proven Ford-built 2.3-litre EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed involuntary transmission
  • Ready for journey with innovative technology: New facilities make pushing easier and some-more fun, both on- and off-road; accessible FX4 Off-Road Package adds protecting movement plates, upgraded tires, off-road-tuned shocks and suspension, while Terrain Management System and Trail Control assistance navigate severe conditions; a apartment of innovative technologies includes customary Automatic Emergency Braking to assistance equivocate collisions
  • Strong new choice for midsize lorry fans: Ranger brings North American lorry lovers an all-new choice; prolongation starts late this year during Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as a North American attention sees continued expansion in midsize pickups

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2018 – Ford currently reveals a all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America, bringing midsize lorry fans a new choice from North America’s lorry sales personality – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packaged with driver-assist technologies to make pushing easier either on- or off-road.

Production starts late this year during Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as patron approach is flourishing for midsize trucks. U.S. sales are adult 83 percent given 2014 as a new era of midsize lorry buyers find some-more maneuverable, fuel-efficient pickups.

The 2019 Ford Ranger answers a call with an all-new midsize pickup featuring a new extraneous design, framework and powertrain grown privately for North American lorry customers. Powerful and strong, with a high-strength steel frame, Ranger is versed with a proven 2.3-litre EcoBoost® engine corresponding to a usually 10-speed involuntary delivery in a segment.

“Ranger has always hold a special place in a hearts of lorry fans,” pronounced Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive clamp president, Product Development and Purchasing. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize lorry buyer, delivering even some-more utility, capability and record for those who mix city vital with some-more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”

Ranger comes in entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and high-level Lariat trim array with accessible Chrome and Sport coming and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrewcab configurations.

Built Ford Tough

Built Ford Tough is engineered in Ranger’s DNA – from a high-strength steel support fortitude to a frame-mounted steel front and back bumpers. Ford engineers put Ranger by a same woe contrast as a mythological F-150 goes through.

Even a pattern is tough. Ranger’s robust physique facilities a high beltline that emphasizes strength, while a raked grille and windshield yield an jaunty coming – designed to assist in aerodynamics and revoke zephyr noise. Short overhangs are organic off-road for clearing obstacles.

From a rear, a Ranger nameplate hammered in a tailgate conveys strength, and a tailgate itself is designed to hoop people and cargo. A imperishable steel fender with an accessible integrated trailer join receiver helps make towing campers, ATVs or watercraft a breeze.

Inside, Ranger blends comfort and functionality with room for adult to 5 people, their rigging and accessories. A core smoke-stack includes an 8-inch hold shade for a accessible SYNC® 3 system, while a instrument cluster facilities twin LCD capability screens for real-time vehicle, navigation and audio information.

Ranger’s twin-power architecture hood houses a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine designed for potency and capability interjection to approach fuel injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger and 16-valve design. For combined durability, a engine facilities a forged-steel crankshaft and joining rods, and chain-driven twin beyond cams.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-litre EcoBoost provides a torque aim on customary with competing V6 engines, though with a potency of a four-cylinder,” pronounced Thai-Tang. “When we span that with a 10-speedtransmission, you’ve got one of a many versatile, absolute and fit powertrains in a segment.”

Adventure-ready

Ranger is designed for a new era of midsize lorry business who conduct off-road to recharge.

Ranger prioritizes belligerent clearway to assistance stand over off-road obstacles. The FX4 Off-Road Package provides additional route capability with off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front whack plate, frame-mounted movement plates and FX4 badging.

To give business a good all-terrain pushing experience, Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road Package facilities an innovative Terrain Management System identical to a F-150 Raptor’s. It includes 4 graphic expostulate modes – normal; grass, silt and snow; silt and ruts; and sand. The complement can change on a fly to automatically change stifle responsiveness, delivery gearing and car controls to tailor traction, driveability and opening to any given turf or continue condition.     

The FX4 Off-Road Package introduces Ford’s all-new Trail Control technology. Like journey control for a highway though designed for low-speed, imperishable terrain, Trail Control takes over acceleration and braking – promulgation energy and braking to any particular circle to concede drivers to concentration on steering along a course.

Power is distributed by Dana®Trac-Lok differentials with an accessible electronic-locking back differential (standard on FX4) for increasing all-terrain traction. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions underline 2-high, 4-high and 4-low.

Innovative technology

Ranger incorporates intelligent driver-assist, newcomer preference and connectivity technologies. Advanced driver-assist technologies embody customary Automatic Emergency Braking, while Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System and class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage are customary on XLT and Lariat trim levels. Additional driver-assist technologies customary on Lariat embody Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Available SYNC® 3 facilities Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. An accessible FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE modem provides Wi-Fi entrance for adult to 10 devices. Available AC energy outlets concede for charging of laptops and USB outlets yield some-more options for passengers to connect. Available BO PLAY reward audio is specifically tuned for a Ranger cab to broach a abounding and enchanting listening experience.

Additional facilities embody discretionary LED headlamps and taillamps. Optional extraneous lighting includes reservoir lamps and lighting for a load bed, while Ford’s accessible Smart Trailer Tow connector alerts drivers to inadequate trailer connections. 

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