The 2019 Ford Ranger is being put to the test. This model is currently in the testing stage, which means Ford engineers are taking it on rough outback trails in Australia and in the sweltering Arizona desert. Pushed to survive some of the harshest environments in North America and Australia, the new 2019 Ranger design is proving just how durable it truly is.
The 2019 Ranger features several new systems, such as a Terrain Management System™, Trail Control, and blind spot monitoring with trailer support. The Ranger is held to the same standards as the proven Ford F-150 when it comes to durability, making it the perfect outdoor warrior to accompany your next arduous adventure.
“We torture every component—from its high-strength steel frame to its EcoBoost® engine to its cloth and leather-trimmed seats—to ensure Ranger is ready for any season and nearly any terrain,” said Rick Bolt, Ford Ranger chief engineer.
The Ranger is also being tested at Ford’s Michigan Proving Grounds, a testing area so intense that real drivers are replaced with robotic drivers. The Ranger will be tested for overall durability, capability, handling, and safety before it hits the U.S. market in early 2019.
Until then, stop by Jimmy Michel Motors to test drive our available Ford models and get the latest update about the 2019 Ranger release.
Midsize pickup trucks vanished from the market for a few years, but lately, demand for them is climbing again due to their ease of driveability and great fuel economy without losing the capability of a pickup truck. Rumors have been swirling for some time that Ford has plans to bring back a new Ford Ranger, and those rumors have solidified lately, especially with the unveiling of the upcoming model at the Detroit Auto Show.
The new Ford Ranger will be competing in the same segment as the much-loved Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma. While Ford takes the rest of its lineup in the direction of city-smart connectivity, the upcoming Ranger is a departure from those plans, keeping solid roots in the truck segment where Ford’s F-series family of trucks have reigned supreme for decades.
The new Ford Ranger launches in the U.S. following Ford’s recognition of the midsize pickup segment as meeting the demands of customers who want a vehicle that is capable, yet fun to drive. We at Jimmy Michel Motors are eager for the new Ford Ranger to be revealed sometime during the course of 2018.