The upcoming Ford Ranger was recently caught on camera while it was out testing in Dearborn, Michigan. Although the prototype was under camouflage, it didn’t have those heavy curtain-style wrappings often used to mask major styling details.
This could be because the American version of the Ranger may look very similar to the international version of it or the sheet metal could be used just as a cover up to hide the unique American-market components, as discussed in an Autoblog report.
That said, the international version’s bodywork may be too toned down for the average American buyer – maybe Ford would throw in a slightly lower version of the F-150’s front and rear without doing away with the side stampings. This means there’s a tiny chance of use seeing the 2019 Ranger boasting C-shaped headlights and a three-bar grille.
Previous reports have hinted that the Ranger would be more like the Bronco, the model it shares the same platform with. However, new spy shots reveal that it could be more like the F-150.
Although there is still no official news on its powertrains, fans believe that this model will be arriving with Ford-GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.