The highly-anticipated Ford Ranger couldn’t hide from spy photographers while it was out testing in Dearborn, Michigan. Despite being under the usual disguise, the prototype didn’t have any heavy coverings typically used to hide major design details.

Perhaps this is due to the American-spec Ranger looking similar to the global variant of the model or it could be that the sheet metal was merely used as a mask to hide unique American parts, as suggested in a report by AutoBlog.

However, the global variant’s bodywork may not be all that appealing to Americans. It could be possible that Ford may include a slightly lowered variant of the F-150’s front and rear fascia without foregoing the side stampings. This basically indicates that there is a slim chance that the 2019 Ranger may be featuring C-shaped headlights and a three-bar grille.

Initially, there were reports that implied that the Ranger would be pretty much similar to the Bronco as they both share the same platform. But new spy shots show that it may be slanting toward a more F-150 look.

Ford has yet to disclose any info on its powertrain but we’re expecting this model to be launched with Ford-GM’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission.

Staff Reporter

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