Ford Celebrates Production Start of the New 2019 Ford Ranger
There are few brands as American as Ford. The name itself evokes everything great about our country including toughness, performance, and value. Recently, Ford has brought an increasing amount of its auto production back to the U.S. including investing $850 million in the historic, 389-acre Michigan Assembly Plant, which first opened in Wayne, Michigan in 1957. Many of the 3,000 employees at work in this cutting-edge production facility, will play a role in turning out the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. While this classic midsize pickup model has been on hiatus for the past eight years, it is making a comeback for 2019 and Ford’s president of global operations, Joe Hinrichs, says that it is "…specially designed and engineered for American truck customers. Since Southern California Ford Dealers are so excited about offering this state-of-the-art midsize pickup truck later this fall, we thought it would be a perfect time to look at what we can expect from the 2019 Ford Ranger and from the Michigan Assembly Plant.
Power and Performance
While we aren't 100% sure yet about all the specs for the 2019 Ford Ranger, we do know that it will come in nine trim levels, eight exterior colors, and will offer impressive power. The all-new 2019 Ranger will feature a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gas engine that kicks out 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. All this power will come in handy if your planning to use the Ford Ranger for work. This tough-as-nails pickup truck will offer a best-in-class 7,500 pounds in towing capacity and 1,860 pounds in payload capacity. To keep you in complete control of this beast, the Ford Ranger will feature a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission as well as Auto Start-Stop technology. For those in Southern California that are looking
to go off-road, the 2019 Ford Ranger can be equipped with the FX4 Off-Road Package that includes Terrain Management System with multiple selectable drive modes (Normal; Grass, Gravel, and Snow; Mud and Ruts; and Sand) as well as the all-new Trail Control system.
Because Ford has taken such care in bringing back the Ford Ranger, it will absolutely be loaded with the most advanced and innovative technology available. You'll stay safe and sound thanks to the safety features like standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, available Blind Spot Information System with class-exclusive trailer coverage, adaptive cruise control, Lane-Keeping System that will alert you to unintentional lane drifting, and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
When it comes to staying connected, comfortable, and entertained, the 2019 Ford Ranger will certainly not disappoint. Some of the more interesting expected standard and available features include:
- SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- Ford+Alexa personal-assistant functionality
- B&O Play premium audio
- 8.0-inch center touchscreen
- Dual LCD info screens
- AC power outlets
One of the coolest tech features you'll find in the 2019 Ford Ranger is FordPass Connect. This add-on creates an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot that not only connects up to 10 devices but also can be accessed up to 50 feet outside the truck and keep track of your Wi-Fi data usage.
Getting Behind the Wheel of the 2019 Ford Ranger
Currently, Ford expects the 2019 Ford Ranger to arrive in dealerships sometime early in 2019. When it does arrive at the 69 dealerships that make up Southern California Ford Dealers, scheduling a test-drive will be as easy as calling us and picking a time. If you just can't wait, you can also preorder your 2019 Ford Ranger at Southern California Ford dealers today.