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We always try to find some interesting cars to write about, some that are going to be released in the future and even some concepts which might not even be implemented. So what is a hot potato these days? There is one pickup truck which production was interrupted, but there are some rumors that a new model will be released by the end of the decade. It is still one of the most popular pickups in North America. As you have already seen in the title above, we’re talking about 2019 Ford Ranger.
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Ford is known to zig when the competition is zagging. So I expect Ford to do things a bit differently than GM, Nissan or Toyota with their the next gen Ranger.

1. Focus will be on offering a low price for a second vehicle, or commercial model for fleet sales.

Currently in the UK the Ranger starts at a $20,400 US(Colorado starts at $20,995), which is already over $6k less than entry F-150.

2. Offering a Regular and Super Cab model, along with the more expensive Double Cab




3. With Ford learning that lower weight = better fuel economy, higher hauling capacity and higher towing rates, and being the last to re-enter the market in NA, the bodies should be made of lightweight aluminum. With steel frames.
 

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Still kinda like this ... too bad it isn't coming until 2019, tho. I really like that orange color ... I know, big surprise, right?


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Still kinda like this ... too bad it isn't coming until 2019, tho. I really like that orange color ... I know, big surprise, right?
That's not the 2019 Ranger if you thought it was.
 
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It should, it would be silly if it doesn't



Yea by the time we get it, it will look different.
Will they go for an aluminum body at the Ranger's price-point? Aluminum panels make more sense.

Like the current Focus, the Ranger T6 made its debut in 2010, but went on sale in 2011 as a 2012 model.
If an all-new Ranger will arrive in 2018 for 2019MY, that means the T6 will have a 7 year life-span. Short by modern Ford truck standards, not unless they'd squeeze one more generation from the T6 chassis/architecture.
 

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"All-new Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck will be reintroduced to the North American market in 2019"
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Based on the announcement at NAIAS, Ford showed the current Global Ranger with production starting in 2018, and stated that the 2019 Ford Ranger coming to NA will get new front end and new engines.

 

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"All-new Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck will be reintroduced to the North American market in 2019"
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Based on the announcement at NAIAS, Ford showed the current Global Ranger with production starting in 2018, and stated that the 2019 Ford Ranger coming to NA will get new front end and new engines.
HA called it!
 
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Looking at midsize truck sales for 2016...

Tacoma: 191,631 - up 6.7%

Colorado: 108,725 - up 28.8%

Frontier: 86,926 - up 38.4%

Canyon: 37,449 - up 24.5%


Ford is a bit late to the game in NA, but they had to make production space by moving lower volume, lower margin C-segment vehicles to Mexico.
 

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It’s still a relatively new product for what is almost niche volumes, relative to full size. Bringing it to NA mostly as is at first, and then adjusting as needed for global product to include NA. Makes sense from a business POV. Better now than when all new Ranger hits another 4 years later or so. But dang, what took them so long? Employees have been begging for years. Oh wait, I know……they had to get rid of that product blocker, Alan M.
 

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Ford is a bit late to the game in NA, but they had to make production space by moving lower volume, lower margin C-segment vehicles to Mexico.
Don't get me wrong I am glad Ford is bringing the Ranger back but they really shot themselves in the foot on that one. I know several Ranger owners who were holding out to buy a new one but it never came the last gen lasted forever with barely any updates. Why do you think sales slid.
 
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Don't get me wrong I am glad Ford is bringing the Ranger back but they really shot themselves in the foot on that one. I know several Ranger owners who were holding out to buy a new one but it never came the last gen lasted forever with barely any updates. Why do you think sales slid.
Yea.....I think the Global Ranger 'should' have come to the US when it launched globally. Instead of demolishing it's plant, they should have invested in it, so they would have more capacity for more SUVs. But at that time, all truck focus was on the new, massively important, aluminum F-150 with no room for error.
 

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I really hate the style of current global Ranger. It only looks modestly good, when decked out at highest trim level with biggest tires.

I don't have high expectations for it. It will fill a niche segment, generate modest profit, and that's about it.

But Bronco is a whole other story. Can't wait to see that.
 

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I really hate the style of current global Ranger. It only looks modestly good, when decked out at highest trim level with biggest tires.

I don't have high expectations for it. It will fill a niche segment, generate modest profit, and that's about it.

But Bronco is a whole other story. Can't wait to see that.
It does look better in a color with options.

 

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I really hate the style of current global Ranger. It only looks modestly good, when decked out at highest trim level with biggest tires.

I don't have high expectations for it. It will fill a niche segment, generate modest profit, and that's about it.

But Bronco is a whole other story. Can't wait to see that.
Have you noticed that since 2010, Ford has evolved the styling away from the original
and taking on more Nth American lines, it's still not there yeet but I suspect that the
transition and alignment will be complete at the next product cycle.

Think Mini-me to F150 and Super Duty styling...
 

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Have you noticed that since 2010, Ford has evolved the styling away from the original
and taking on more Nth American lines, it's still not there yeet but I suspect that the
transition and alignment will be complete at the next product cycle.

Think Mini-me to F150 and Super Duty styling...
I am confident the upgrade will look good.
 
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