Unveiled today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, it's a triumphant return to the USA market that has been eagerly anticipated since the automaker spilled the beans on its plans twelve months ago. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North American tastes. The automaker anticipates the truck will capture customers coming out of cars and SUVs, as the new Ranger is more aimed at weekend warriors who live in cities and spend free time off-roading and camping.
An optional extra for the new vehicle includes the F-150 FX4 Off-Road package which allows power or the brakes to be sent to each wheel while off-roading.
Knowing how popular pickup trucks are with American buyers, it's perhaps a little surprising that Ford's best-known pickup in the rest of the world hasn't even been offered for sale in the United States since 2011.
Under the hood is the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that powers the Ford Mustang sports vehicle. SuperCab and SuperCrew will be the only cabin options - each seating five - and even the entry-spec 2019 Ranger XL is expected to be pretty well equipped. Ford isn't yet releasing pricing, but it will be competitive with other midsize trucks. It has been modified to pass US safety standards and suit customer preferences.
The first-ever diesel engine offered for the F-150 comes as a 3.0-liter Powerstroke with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This will provide power that is similar to rival trucks that have 6-cylinder engines but with a better fuel economy, says Ford.
The FX4 Off-Road Package introduces Fords all-new Trail Control technology. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions feature 2-high, 4-high and 4-low.
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The OEM noted that the Ranger will incorporate a range of driver-assist, passenger convenience, and connectivity technologies.
The models also autonomous emergency braking for the first time in its class as well as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and automatic high beams.
The site also reveals the available colors for the Ford Ranger. The system will be standard on the XLT and Lariat trims.
Available SYNC® 3 features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Ford+Alexa personal assistant functionality and optional navigation.
As with all new Fords, the Sync3 will be available, and FordPass with Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing users to connect up to 10 devices within a 50 feet radius of the vehicle.
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Heavy snow and mixed precipitation is possible Friday night and Saturday , with accumulations of six to 12 inches, along with ice. Blizzard conditions are possible in parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, western Iowa and Minnesota.
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