The next Ford Ranger due in 2019 is being designed and engineered atop the T7 platform in Australia, and will be sold in the US for the first time. This widebody test vehicle was spotted in Michigan.
Starting at the top of the range, the Ranger Wildtrack has had a minor interior trim nip and tuck with a new seat covering design that eliminates the piping of earlier versions to make cleaning easier, plus a new short seat base for increased comfort.
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 into 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 ‘Raptor’ will be launched in the American markets in late 2018 as the 2019 model after the standard variant hits the American markets.