All chances are, the 2019 Ford Ranger is not only going to come out as a regular vehicle for regular buyers but for commercial too! The 2019 Ford Ranger was noticed while testing as a chassis cab. It is a completely regular Ford Ranger, but without a truck bed. And the most surprising thing is that it was noticed without any sort of camouflage. That means that we will get the 2019 Ford Ranger XL chassis cab and the regular model at the same time!
The 2019 Ford Ranger XL Chassis Cab
Thanks to spy shots of this bare-boned 2019 Ford Ranger XL and the fact that it even had a Monroney window sticker, we can tell that it is extremely close to its official production date. The back I removed and the rest of the truck is a regular Ford Ranger. It had some normal random trailer lights to the rear so it could hit the road, but the rest is “production-ready”. And for those who don’t know, the bed was removed so the buyer could install some custom cargo like a utility box.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Design
The one thing that has been kept a secret is the design of the 2019 Ford Ranger that is meant for the American market. And according to some officials from Ford, the North American Ford Ranger is only going to be similar to the one meant for the European Market, and one of the most crucial similarities is going to be the size.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is going to get two cab and bed options. SuperCab Ford Rangers are going to have longer one of the two beds, and the SuperCrew Rangers will get the shorter bed. Materials that are going to be used for bumpers and the interior only depend on the trim level you choose.
Which Trim Levels is the 2019 Ford Ranger Going to Offered With
Expect three trim levels – XL, XLT, and Lariat. It will also have the FX4 and FX2 off-road variants that will offer better tires, reinforced frame-mounted skid plates underneath as a protection, E-locking DANA rear differential, etc. Everything will be adjusted for off-road driving.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Interior
Well, there is nothing special to say about the 2019 Ford Ranger interior. It is a textbook example of what you can expect from a Ford truck. Center stack and an elegant instrument panel with a waterproof storage under the second-row seats.
The Special FX4 Pack Will Make Everyone Look Like an Off-Road Driver
This special pack will bring Ford’s Terrain Management that will have 4 very useful driving modes: Normal mode, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mut-Ruts, and Sand mode. The Mud/Ruts mode will implement the throttle numbing and activate the 4-Hi. The “Sand mode” will activate 4-Hi and push the transmission to the lowest gear.
This mode will also bring the Ford’s Terrain Management. This will be a cruise-control for off-road. It will keep the maximum speed to 20mph. The only difference between this and normal cruise control is what happens when you push the brake pedal. It will not deactivate the cruise-control but rather slow it down – nothing more.
2019 Ford Ranger Engine Specs
The only 2019 Ford Ranger engine, planned for North America, is a 2.3 liter direct injected four cylinder with a twin-scroll turbocharger and the 10-speed automatic transmission. You can see that same gearbox in the F-150 and Mustang GT. However, a couple of guys spotted a red 2019 Ford Ranger roaming around the U.S. without any camouflage. That particular unit/ model was clearly a diesel variant which has not been confirmed for the U.S. That is why we don’t think it is a model for the U.S. even though it is being tested on the U.S. soil.
Do We Have the 2019 Ford Ranger Release Date?
A release date for the 2019 Ford Ranger and the start of its production has been kept a secret up until now. The company announced that the summer of 2019 is a most likely release date and that the production should start soon. However, there is a video that has been circling around the internet where you can see the start of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor’s production. The video was taken in Thailand however, viewers started noticing one simple detail that points to the western market.
You see, this truck is made in Thailand, and that is a country in which people drive on the left side of the road. And it is normal to first production models to be tested on local roads. However, it looks like Ford has some other plans. And to add to that, we all had an opportunity to see Ranger Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor both being tested on American soil.
Anyway, the video is awesome and it shows the entire process of production. From the start of assembling the chassis to the finishing touches…