It’s official! The Ford Ranger will be making a long awaited comeback into the American market and it is bound to be as impressive as ever.
The New Programs project head at Ford Argentina, Justo Armando y Belgrano, is the person responsible for the US-spec Ranger. Belgrano is involved in the development process as well as the build events for the “New Ranger (P375 ICA).”
Thus, if nothing diverts from the original plan, the Ranger is slated to kick off production in 2018 and it will be arriving as a 2019 model.
Recent reports reveal that Ford North America has already formed an agreement with the United Auto Workers and this signifies that the Wayne plant in Michigan will be moving its production of the Focus and C-Max to Mexico to make room for the Ranger to be produced.
GM’s mid-size pickup trucks are equipped with a Duramax diesel so, it is plausible to believe that Ford would tweak its 3.2-liter TDCi oil-burning engine in the global Ranger for the US Ranger.
Well, this could mean that the 2018 Ford Ranger may be a direct rival against the Chevrolet Colorado Duramax, the leading diesel model in the mid-size segment.