Motor1 had come up with a rendering of the upcoming Ford Ranger. Based on the image, we can see that it is a pickup truck measuring about the same size as the current model but with an entirely different body.
It appears that this model may be taking heavy design cues from the F-150, which had just recently received a revamp last month. The new face of the F-150 was merged to the smaller dimensions of the Rangers and the results was nothing short of impressive.
Joe Hinrich, Ford’s President of the Americas, already gave his word that the Ranger will be “an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough.”
This indicates that the model will be a true body-on-frame pickup, with both rear and four-wheel drive options. It will be based on a slightly updated version of the existing T6 platform, also shared with the 2020 Bronco.
Although the Ranger is currently sold in Europe with diesel engines, this will all change with the new model featuring a naturally-aspirated V6 along with an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.
This two gasoline options will most probably be limited to U.S. buyers but there is a possibility that a powerful five-cylinder diesel may be offered all over the world. Ford will also be offering its 10-speed automatic as an option and it will aid the Ranger in generating “better MPG than the F-150.”
Well, if the Ranger ends up looking as good as this rendering, then Ford cannot afford to let slack on the design of the Bronco which is set to arrive one year later than the Ranger.