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.


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8 Comments

Art Knight · February 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

Automatic in a truck? No thank you!

    James Hamil · February 26, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Why would you want a manual over an automatic. Manuals are a pain in the ass

      Dan Higgins · February 27, 2017 at 1:45 am

      And higher maintenance than an automatic. I quit buying manual trucks in 1985.

    Cata · February 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Agree, we need the manual transmission option.

Arthur Sykes · February 26, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Big v.8 please!! Big horsepower

Gord · February 27, 2017 at 5:56 am

A diesel with a 10 speed trams wood be ideal for me

geolemon · February 27, 2017 at 7:42 am

I think that looks refreshingly good.

It still looks far bigger than my pretty large sedan, and it looks needlessly tall (read: high center of gravity), and looks like it’s built to tow trailers and go off-road road – none of which are desirable for a daily driver that won’t ever do any of that…

So it’s still leaving people out who actually enjoy driving – who want a practical daily driver with a bed.

Looks like I’ll just buy a trailer hitch for my car, for a small platform trailer to haul the kayaks, camping gear, or furniture home on those odd occasions.

Ateeq Afzal · February 27, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Ford should not make the truck so big and give it a sleek design it’s always been a compact truck and it’s known for that all of the small companies like pest control auto parts stores and pool service providers used these trucks for its compact use. making it so big u might as well get the f-150 but ford could care less about my opinion and not having it manuall is also going to makb som buyers not happy and Dan Higgins I don’t know what kind of manual you were Driving in 1985 but manual transmissions are always more cost beneficial then automatic and tend to have a longer life

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