Production of the 2019 Ford Ranger Begins

Karen Dybis

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Ford Ranger is a familiar name that is moving forward with a new sense of adventure. The redesigned midsize pickup goes all out with a blend of sure-footed power, innovative technology and flexibility to go from urban highways to off-road journeys, epitomizing the enduring strength of Ford Motor Company and its U.S. workforce.


Production of the all-new 2019 Ranger has begun at the retooled Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. The Ford Ranger is one of the first in our onslaught of new vehicles. Between 2018 and 2020, we aim to replace 75 percent of our U.S. portfolio.


What makes the new Ranger special is its design and range of features that bring the Built Ford Tough® mantra to this segment. The Ranger was designed and engineered for North America.


The 2019 Ranger lineup includes the Ranger XL, Ranger XLT and Ranger LARIAT. There’s also an available FX4 Off-Road Package which features selectable drive modes with Trail Control™, giving the Ranger enhanced traction and consistent power over rough or rocky terrain, engaging the engine, transmission and brakes to maintain a stable speed. It also features a status screen that lets the driver evaluate the pitch and roll of the truck and steering angle of the front wheels.


The Ford Ranger comes standard with a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology, providing power while emphasizing efficiency through turbocharging and direct gasoline injection. The Ranger also is unique with its class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission.


The high-tech Ford Ranger highlights safety as well as driver-assist and connectivity features. The Ranger includes standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), available class-exclusive BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage and available SYNC® 3. Everyday driving is more convenient, responsive and connected to the driver’s every move through available Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping System and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.


We’re bringing this midsize marvel to the streets through our Ranger Driver Tour, which starts in November. Participants in this event will be able to test-drive the all-new 2019 Ranger and enter the Ford Ranger Sweepstakes for a chance to drive home one of the first to come off the assembly line.


To learn more, build and price your ultimate truck or preorder a new 2019 Ranger, go to or to your local Ford Dealership. The Ford Ranger will be available in early 2019 to take its next adventures. 

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