Fans of the Ford Ranger will be excited to know that the truck will be making its triumphant return to the American market. So when will the Ford Ranger come back to the US? Rumor has it that the truck will be making its new debut for the 2019 model year.
When did the Ford stop producing the Ranger?
The Ford Ranger has not been sold in the United States since the 2012 model year. Even after sales ceased in the US and Canada, Ford has continued to produce the truck for the international market. The most recent generation Ranger was designed and engineered by Ford Australia. Ford will most likely redesign the model before returning it to North American markets.
What platform will the new Ford Ranger use?
It appears that the new Ford Ranger will use the same body-on-frame platform as the global models currently being produced. This platform is smaller than the Ranger’s larger sibling, the Ford F-150, but actually has a longer crew cab.
What engine options will be offered on the new Ranger?
There are not many details on what engines will be offered on the new Ranger. Three engines are currently available on the international Ranger, a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, and two diesel engines, a 2.2-liter and a 3.2-liter. The 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel currently earns over 30 miles per gallon highway. This would put the truck in line with the fuel economy estimates of competing vehicles. If the Ranger follows the pattern of nearly every other vehicle in the Ford lineup, some sort of turbocharged EcoBoost engine should be offered, and possibly more than one.
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