This Is the New Ford Ranger for 2019
- Author: Desiree Holland Jan 11, 2017,
Jan 11, 2017, 0:05
The news was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opened Monday.
After years of waiting, it is officially now confirmed that Ford will take all efforts to release the Bronco SUV by 2020 and the Ranger Truck by 2019.
The Bronco was a top seller for Ford from 1966 to 1996, but was killed off when sales started to decline.
"Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged, and maneuverable pickup that's Built Ford Tough", Hinrichs said.
Stay tuned for more information on the new Ranger and Bronco as it becomes available.
Production of the Ranger will begin in late 2018 at Michigan Assembly Plant next year.More news: Cuomo proposes free state college tuition for eligible students
So, we don't know if FordDesignBurner is really a Ford designer with true insight on the next Ranger and Bronco, but lots of these answers seem to make a whole lot of sense. Some, including your humble Fool, have speculated that the Bronco could be based closely on the Ford Everest, a Ranger-based SUV that (like the Ranger) is sold in many parts of the world, but not the U.S.
Ford Bronco is coming soon.
"We had the capacity both in our facilities and our product development cycle to reintroduce these vehicles", he said.
Fiat Chrysler has also been adjusting production, but while Ford will go ahead with plans to shift Focus to Mexico, the smaller maker recently halted production of its two small, American-made cars, the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. Hinrichs called the 2010 Bronco a "no compromise midsize 4x4 utility for the thrill seekers who want freedom and off-road functionality with the space and versatility of an SUV".
The new generation of the Ranger will midsized, so bigger than the model that left the US and Canadian markets in 2012. The automaker did not give pricing details either, but Ford is known for keeping its cards close to its chest.
The decision to bring back the Bronco and Ranger models fits in well with overall trends in the auto market, with SUVs being extremely popular and both GM and Toyota bringing back mid-size trucks to their lineups, Business Insider noted. Yes, we've all been hoping for a chunky, upright two-door 4×4, like the Troller T4-a Brazil-market off-roader built by a company recently acquired by Ford.