2019 Ford Ranger Spied On U.S. Soil
The return of the Ranger is finally ready for U.S. streets
After ages of rumors, it was confirmed last year that Ford would be bringing back the Bronco and Ranger. We have seen a number of foreign versions and renderings but this is the first spotting of a new Ford Ranger stateside. The test mule was spotted near Ford’s Dearborn headquarters in Michigan. There is no guarantee this isn’t a foreign version of the Ranger just testing here but all signs indicate it’s our soon to come version.
The Ranger line had been discontinued in 2011 after 29 years of production. Ford thought mid-size was going out and that the F-150 would hold it’s own. GM produce the Canyon and Colorado, other manufacturers jumped in and fortunately Ford realized the Ranger had to return. The ranger has continued production in multiple other countries and the U.S. version is expected to share the same frame.
We can only speculate on powertrain and other specs at this point as nothing official has been announced. The ranger will likely debut in 2018 and the bronco won’t be far behind. The Ranger can’t start over $30,000 but we hope to see an entry version in the mid to low twenties to keep competitive with others on the market.