Spied: 2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

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Since the announcement during the 2017 North American International Auto Show that the Ford Ranger pickup truck (model year 2019) and Bronco SUV (model year 2020) will return to the U.S. and be produced just outside Detroit, the internet has been buzzing with anticipation. The global Ranger is a one of the sportiest and most popular mid-size pickups around the world and is likely to be a big hit with loyal Ranger owners waiting for its return.

The Bronco will be a more difficult nut to crack given that demand for real 4x4s such as the former Bronco is small. The last direct competitor for the Jeep Wrangler in the U.S. was the Toyota FJ Cruiser. It's now gone due to low sales. If the Bronco is going to compete with the Wrangler, it's going to have to be something special.

Here's what our spy shooters sent us regarding a camouflaged Ranger caught running around the streets of Dearborn, Mich.

"These are our first shots of the 2019 Ranger mule, caught running the streets just outside Dearborn. Ford is testing and redesigning the Ranger ahead of the truck's reintroduction to the U.S. in 2019. While it's hard to tell if it will look much different than the Ranger sold around the world, we expect typical Ford truck cues on a smaller package.

"The North American version may wear its own unique styling as the foreign markets seem to prefer a more aerodynamic, carlike shape for their pickups.

"Expect a full complement of EcoBoost four- and six-cylinder engines and perhaps a diesel a year or two after introduction. Ford may also use the direct-injected twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 as the premium choice. Ford's new 10-speed automatic transmission, co-developed with GM, is also expected to make it into the top trim package. Naturally, expect two-wheel drive to be standard, with part-time four-wheel drive available as an option. The Ranger should debut sometime in 2018, possibly in Detroit."

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Although everyone knows Ford will do great in this market, I really hate to see them go back in to a dead zone though, plus, then us Ford guys will have to add that to the total sell list like the GM boys do, and they wont like that since without the ranger Ford is number 1 anyway

That's a silly looking truck. But i'm sure the Ford girly guys will love it.

plus, then us Ford guys will have to add that to the total sell list like the GM boys do,

Posted by: Nitro | Feb 15, 2017 12:12:15 PM

I would encourage you FORD guys to develop some math skills. Maybe attend a couple night school classes or simply go all out and obtain your GED. If you work hard you could probably obtain this before the baby F-series go on sale.

Hey look, there is no rear bumper. FORD is up to their old tricks again. LOL! HAHAHA!

Woo Hoo FORD!!! Keep the hits coming!!

GMSNOTSOGREAT: The EcoBoost Ranger will run rings around your porcine [means pig-like] Colorado.

Enjoy second place.

The General Malaise kids are in a panic. 2017 is gonna be rough for them and 2018 is going to be worse,much worse.

Sorry gmsrbad, again you have to continue to defend the twins due to the number 1 selling Fseries pickups...

Sorry gmsrbad, again you have to continue to defend the twins due to the number 1 selling Fseries pickups...

Posted by: Nitro | Feb 15, 2017 12:38:24 PM

What, your not going to defend the missing rear bumper commend from earlier. And you're the one who always brings it up. Hypocrites!

They say, "foreign markets" likes the aero style of truck, where we do not. I do not think that is true, it is more what the manufactures force on us.
If only part-time 4wd, I will pass, the twins have awd plus 2-wheel and 4wd as standard

I do not think Ford would put in their 375hp motor in a Ranger, that is plain stupid.

No creative design work gone into the wheel well openings. Just the same old boring half circle. That works fine on cars but pickups have all that extra body surface that could be utilized to offer some unique designs. Ford, old and boring, sounds about right.

What, your not going to defend the missing rear bumper commend from earlier. And you're the one who always brings it up. Hypocrites!

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 15, 2017 12:45:48 PM


The rear bumper is there, it just the Camouflage hidden it. (can't see the forest for the trees) LOL

The rear bumper is there, it just the Camouflage hidden it. (can't see the forest for the trees) LOL

Posted by: Blueman | Feb 15, 2017 1:05:37 PM

Check back again when you come down from your high.

Looks just like a colorado

There they go. GM fans loving to hear only what they have to say. Inputting less essential facts than any other fan on the planet. why are you looking for test mule rangers if you're not interested? I doubt the ranger will even look like this when it comes out. similar...maybe. However, it will undoubtedly be an awesome performer like most trucks on the market. except RAM

@gms, sorry you have to continue to defend the twins, man you are really sinking low now, constantly having to reply to everyone with no insight on the twins, just bashing others....not a good sign for you

Glad I read this article! Need my lawnmower repaired ;)

It looks a little big for my taste but so far I like the more aerodynamic look; I hope it keeps that.

The profile view suggests the bed rail will be around 48" high while the bed floor will be around 32"-34"; that will put it at around hip height on an average person which may be a little easier to load than a full-sized truck but still higher than I'd like. The old Ranger had it roughly thigh height and even older models had the bed floor (2WD) closer to knee height. As such, it definitely will qualify as mid-sized which will make it reasonably popular but still bigger than many people want.

Looks like trash because it is.

porcine [means pig-like] Is that what there going to call the new ranger f series.

Expect the new Ranger to appear SOMETIME in 2018 because Ford engineers are still laboring to fit 4800 pounds of sh*t in a 4500 pound aluminum can.

Evidently Ford has nixed the 4.8 Coyote motor for the Ranger. If the Ranger weighs more than 4500 pounds (and it will, kiddies) they'll sell a 3.5 fatso motor (no boost) as the base engine, or worse yet, they'll try to sell it with some 4 cylinder non-boosted engine.

Worry, worry worry. The Ford boys at PUTC are getting itchy.

Looks like trash because it is.


Posted by: johnny doe | Feb 15, 2017 3:06:03 PM

Look, the lead dumb dumb thinks he can comment on how the truck looks because he has X-ray vision. What a dumb dumb.

Looks a lot like the global ranger. The headlights are the same and the profile is the same. I really hope that Ford changes it up, as the global ranger is very bland looking to me. If truck makers want sales, an aggressive look needs to be there!

Looks a lot like the global ranger. The headlights are the same and the profile is the same. I really hope that Ford changes it up, as the global ranger is very bland looking to me. If truck makers want sales, an aggressive look needs to be there!

Looks like barely a 5 foot bed.

If there isn't a longer bed, no deal for me.

Doesn't look very attractive either.

It very clear the General Malaise kids are deeply worried, you can tell by the hyperbolic postings.
2017 is going to rough and 2018 worse,much worse

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 15, 2017 1:16:48 PM
The rear bumper is there, it just the Camouflage hidden it. (can't see the forest for the trees) LOL

GMSRGREAT, I was just messing with your tiny Chevy brain. LOL

It's the global ranger!

@Roadwhale
Looks almost identical to the overseas Ranger. I saw all new Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and a white Harley Davidson F150 virtually parked behind each other, there was little difference at all in height

but still bigger than many people want

@Roadwhale

Says who, exactly?

Please provide any kind of support for your statement. Can you specify any support for the idea that hoards of people in North America are just aching for a compact pickup?

I would be completely on board with your idea if any of the world's automakers had the slightest intention of building something like the Mazda's and the Luvs and the other trucklets of the early 1980s.

The market in those days wanted a cheap entry level truck for courier services and other small businesses that needed a small and economical deliver vehicle. Back then you could buy a nicely equipped S10 or Ranger for about $7 or 8K

The world's auto makers have zero intention of offering such a vehicle in today's market.

papajim, nail on the head

I wonder why we havn't seen this co-developed 10 speed in any GM products yet?
You've got to love how the big 3 all remove their midsize all the same model year and now are bringing them back after some demand for twice the price. Good business model but not sure the twins or this is worth it. In 2015 I went to the the dealer intending on buying a Colorado or Canyon but ended up with a WT Silverado for $10000 less than what limited models the dealers had at the time. The price overlap was pretty big.

Alberta oil GM is doing camaro, they have a bigger roll out on the 9spd that is also shared between ford and gm. My guess GM wants time to get the mapping and tune to there full liking, seeing what it does in the f150 it's sports car ready.

wonder why we havn't seen this co-developed 10 speed in any GM products yet?
You've got to love how the big 3 all remove their midsize all the same model year and now are bringing them back after some demand for twice the price. Good business model but not sure the twins or this is worth it. In 2015 I went to the the dealer intending on buying a Colorado or Canyon but ended up with a WT Silverado for $10000 less than what limited models the dealers had at the time. The price overlap was pretty big.


Posted by: Alberta_Oil | Feb 15,
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Negotiate,,bro learn to negotiate,,!!

Back then you could buy a nicely equipped S10 or Ranger for about $7 or 8K

The world's auto makers have zero intention of offering such a vehicle in today's market.
Posted by: papajim | Feb 15, 2017 5:52:42 PM

papajim, nail on the head
Posted by: Gomjabber | Feb 15, 2017 6:07:14 PM

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I'll also say that $8000 in 1981 is $22,000 today. I can buy a nicely equipped F-150 Sport today for low $20k's that blows away anything 1980s.

F-150. More features for less money than Chevy or Toyota.

"The Ranger should debut sometime in 2018, possibly in Detroit."

Ford is the truck leader. The Ranger will be the leader in midsize trucks once again with important advantages that Chevy and Toyota don't have.

I heard Chevy is afraid to unveil the 2019 Chevy Silverado in Detroit because Ford Ranger will steel Chevy's thunder at NAIAS and leave Chevy in the dust.

Go with the leader. Ford trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qmjMHXLAV8

I own a global Ranger & I can confirm this is the exact same one.

So one needs to wonder why would Ford camouflaged it when everyone already knows what the global Ranger looks like (except papa jim who still live's in the '70's:-);

My only guess is either this is only to test the under-inner pinnings & the final outer shell will be different OR this was done by design as a deflection from the real end product they are designing OR both :-)

First Ford tries to copy Rams front end and fails, now they make an ugly front end (f150). Now They copy the front of a Toyota with this one ...another fail. Might as well keep the camo on it... Copy cat Ford designers at it again. I'm sure they will add some useless gadgetry that nobody wants. Then their marketing team will say that they are the innovators of the mid size trucks. Ford fans will be all googoo gaga and believe it. Lol hahaha

I own a global Ranger & I can confirm this is the exact same one.

So one needs to wonder why would Ford camouflaged it when everyone already knows what the global Ranger looks like....

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They lightly camo'd it this way to throw people off. Ford had 2018 Expedition mules running around with the exact same camo and everyone thought it would look like the 2015 F-150 front end. When it debuted it looked nothing like the F-150. I'll bet that the Ranger front end looks a lot different at the unveiling.

True. They don't have to cover it because it is a mule running the old body parts. This isn't what it will look like and Mike Levine said it would be different than the global.

I am a Ford fan and a big critic of them at the same time. This design is not any more advanced than the Toyota Tacoma, which is a 13 year old design.

When it gets closer to production and they put the production front end on it and rear tail they'll put heavier camo on the front and rear end. Right now they don't need camo but this is a mule.

For example:

2018 Expedition Mule, looks like 2015 F-150?
http://image.trucktrend.com/f/148938611+re0+ar0+st0/2018-ford-expedition-003.jpg

2018 Expedition Prototype with Heavier Camo:
https://carsoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2018-ford-expedition-spy-photos1-750x422.jpg

Actual 2018 Expedition, Not F-150 like:
http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2017/02/2018-Ford-Expedition-Platinum-front-three-quarter.jpg?interpolation=lanczos-none&fit=around%7C660%3A440

Stay tuned.

@Chevrolet builds a better way to see USA

At the time their was only 6 colorados in the city. All were $46000 CAD, higher trim levels and they were not willing budge much on price. Now every lot has 6 or more so easier to say that now. Im also not in a major city in America. Kind of different when the population is so much higher down there, more sales means more room for negotiation. WT 1500 for $36000 plus 0% seemed like good negotiation to me, got 4 grand off plus 0%. That was the first time ive ever seen a truck with 0% in Alberta. Now its becoming common for big sales. Im envious of your prices down their also.

I can buy a nicely equipped F-150 Sport today for low $20k's that blows away anything 1980s.

@Scott

Sorry Scott but we're talking about Ford Rangers here.

How many 2017 Ford Rangers can you buy today for "low $20s..." ? Ooops, sorry there aren't any.

When or IF the Ranger comes back, there won't be any on dealer lots for "low 20s" Trust me on that.

Sorry Jim, you had an opinion but it wasn't well anchored. $8k needs to be adjusted for inflation. $8k in the early 80s is $22k today.

You can easily get a F-150 Sport for low to mid $20s.

$25k:
http://www.lonestarford.com/new-inventory/index.htm?model=F-150&sortBy=internetPrice+asc&

$24K:
http://www.fairwayfordohio.com/inventory.aspx?_vstatus=3&_new=true&_make=ford&_model=f-150&_vehicletype=passenger,truck&_sort=priceasc

Woodhouse has some for $23k.

These are nice XL Sports.

Therefore Rangers will have to be lower. And Vulpine will be able to get his Ranger for 1980s money adjusted for inflation.

Educate yourself.

The vehicle is a global Ranger.

The chassis is global Ranger. The mirrors are global Ranger. The front end is global Ranger.

The front airdam has been modified exposing the global Ranger front end.

By zooming and looking behind the grille there appears to be no intercooler. This is where a turbo Ranger intercooler is located.

The exhaust is handmade and not positioned correctly for a global Ranger. Since the global Ranger is offered with a 2.5 litre 4 this does not have any engine offered in the global Ranger lineup.

My assumption is this is an engine test mule running a V6.

Jonny thought I would save you the trouble but not the embarrassment. Below is the Ford mention in the Economist article.

"The few Americans who buy cars for patriotic reasons are more likely to head for a Ford showroom to reward the company for its dogged fight to avoid the fate of its Detroit rivals".
BOOM! I think you are done here,too bad so sad now just go away and save yourself from further embarrassing posts.

@papa jim--You are a fine one to tell others to stay on topic. You are too biased against Ford because you had a Ford Ranger once that had a tiny problem and you bailed on it without a full investigation to see why a new Ranger will sell. You have what is called a micro view of the truck market. Trucks are no longer just for work they have become a lifestyle vehicle that families buy and use. If you are living in a retirement community and reading AARP publications then you are isolated from how most suburban families live. The Ranger will sell especially the crew cabs because it is a family vehicle. Now go back to your Lawrence Welk 8 track tapes.

Photos I took recently
A current Hilux, Ranger and a F150 Harley Davidson Pickups
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zps8dr8yayz.jpeg

$25k:
http://www.lonestarford.com/new-inventory/index.htm?model=F-150&sortBy=internetPrice+asc&
$24K:
http://www.fairwayfordohio.com/inventory.aspx?_vstatus=3&_new=true&_make=ford&_model=f-150&_vehicletype=passenger,truck&_sort=priceasc

Woodhouse has some for $23k.

Posted by: Scott | Feb 15, 2017 10:41:08 PM

With Ford offering those incentives of a model that is just 2 years old sure explains Fords spiraling downward profit margins.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2016/10/27/ford-earnings-expected-tumble-year-ago/92807234/



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