Detroit, Michigan — Later today Ford will be officially pulling the silky sheet off the 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck at an event at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Ford’s return to the mid-size market ends a multi-year gap of not having an offering in this segment while the competition continued to move forward.
While all the details are in the press release below, there are a few things worth noting. First off, the truck has a steel body. Aluminum was used in key areas, such as the tailgate, but the body remains steel. That is a departure from the F-150 and Super Duty which use aluminum.
Second, there is only one engine offering: a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. Before you balk at that, remember that the Ford Focus RS makes 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque from a very similar engine.
It’ll go on sale in early 2019, so don’t go to the dealership yet. Heck, the plant is still making cars right now where this truck will be built.
Check out the full details below and photo gallery of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger.