2019 Ford Ranger to come with body-on-frame

Updated Jun 01, 2021 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The 2019 Ford Ranger will be a body-on-frame vehicle. Truck enthusiasts will like the sound of that.

The 2019 Ford Ranger will be a body-on-frame vehicle. Truck enthusiasts will like the sound of that.

At Ford’s annual shareholders’ meeting yesterday, the US carmaker provided another glimpse at its upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger.

Ford CEO – Mark Fields, confirmed that the “Pick-up’s King” will be based on the existing platform which is already globally offered and he also noted that this new pick-up will be a body-on-frame vehicle.

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Angular front of 2019 Ford Ranger

The new Ford Ranger will be based on the existing platform.


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In general, a body-on-frame design will help the truck to haul and tow more weight. Moreover, an old fashioned frame-based design allows the weight to be distributed a little better, and gives much higher tow ratings (up to 7,700 lbs).

Many car experts supposed that Ford remains the current platform to save the production costs. The company also strengthened: “Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged, and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough."
 

2019 Ford Ranger's side

 

“Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged, and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough.


According to the company’s product plan, the 2019 Ford Ranger will directly compete with the Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon, the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier rather than the Honda Ridgeline.

The forthcoming pickup-truck will be manufactured at the Michigan Assembly Plant and will go on sale in 2019.

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At the meeting, Fields also mentioned the company’s upcoming electric crossover. It will be a “small” SUV which is expected to have a range in excess of 482 km on a single charge.
 



Forecast of the 2019 Ford Ranger

Know more about Ford Ranger 2022

Ford Ranger

The 2023 Ford Ranger is a 4x4 or 4x2 pickup truck. It is the latest version of the said model, and as of its launch in the Philippine market, it has a total of eight different variants.

These are the top-spec Wildtrak 4x4, Wildtrak 4x2, Sport 4x4, Sport 4x2, XLT 4x2, XLS 4x2 AT, XLS 4x2 MT, and the entry-level XL 4x4.

Under the hood of the new Ranger are two-different diesel mills. For the Wildtrak 4x4, it uses a 2.0-liter biturbo that can churn out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It is also the sole trim that uses a 10-speed automatic tranny.

The rest of the all-new Ranger then gets a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that can produce up to 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque. Only the XLS 4x2 and the XL 4x4 may come with a six-speed manual. The other non-biturbo trims then use a six-speed automatic.

Size-wise, the all-new 2023 Ranger is 5,370mm long, 1,918mm wide, and 1,884mm in height. They also offer a wheelbase length of 3,270mm, and a ground clearance of 235mm.

Locally, the 2023 Ford Ranger faces the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, etc.

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