Ford just revealed the pickup truck we’ve all been waiting for (F)


2019 Ford Ranger EMBARGOED DO NOT USE

The new Ranger is Ford’s entry into the revived mid-size pickup market.
The former generation was dropped in 2011, and fans have been wanting it back in the US ever since.
The new Ranger is stylish, rugged, a high-tech.

Say hello to the all-new Ford Ranger pickup.

Ford unveiled the truck on Sunday, just as the 2018 Detroit auto show was kicking off. To say that this thing was hotly anticipated is an understatement. Perhaps the only other new product that has gotten Ford fans as excited in recent years is the soon-to-arrive, all-new Bronco SUV.

The Ranger is Ford’s bid to enter the revived compact pickup game, taking on the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Ridgeline. The segment has come back strong, but Ford dropped the previous generation of the Ranger back in 2011.

The carmaker announced the new pickup at the Detroit auto show last year and on Sunday pulled the cover off the production vehicle, which will go on sale later in 2018 for the 2019 model year. Ford didn’t announce pricing, but we can assume it will be directly competitive with the Colorado, which starts at about $20,000.

“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” Ford vice-president Hau Thai-Tang said in a statement.

“The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”

Small pickups are big

The compact segment is really a mid-size segment, as the new generation of smaller pickups aren’t as downsized as their predecessors, such as the Ranger and Mazda B-Series vehicles that Ford and former partner Mazda discontinued in the US but continued to sell in other markets.

The new Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine (horsepower …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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