Our spies have caught yet another Ranger being tested on Ford’s Dearborn test track. This confirms that the midsize pickup truck will get an update by the end of next year.
The new pick-up truck will carry more aggressive styling cues on the front and the side profile will see some remoulded fenders. The body cladding is expected to be minimum offering more clearance.
The vehicle is expected to receive mechanical changes such as newly designed shock absorbers resulting in an increased ride height and dual purpose tyres. However, the forthcoming Ranger will be based on the same ladder frame platform.
The mid-sized pickup will source its power from Ford’s 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine although it will be detuned before it makes it way in the Ranger’s engine bay. Ford may also offer their smaller 2.7-litre V6 EcoBoost found in their F-150 pickup truck. The Ranger will be offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with GM.
The Ranger will be launched in the American markets in late 2018 as the 2019 model and after its launch, the pickup truck will compete against the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. To rival with the off-road variants of its rivals, a toughened-up version of the new Ranger may adopt the Raptor nameplate from the F-150. The Ranger ‘Raptor’ will be launched after the standard variant hits the American markets.