Ford’s smallest pickup truck has been spotted once again. Blue Oval is still testing fully camouflaged prototypes, so we can’t really see what’s going to be new for the 2019 Ford Ranger FX4. Luckily, the mid-size workhorse is scheduled for the upcoming 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which means that we have to wait just a few weeks for the full cover.
Anyway, the newest prototype reveals a few new details. The truck will get an Explored-like grille for sure. On the other hand, we are not so sure about the headlights. They might be either borrowed from the aforementioned SUV or perhaps the same as F-150’s. It’s pretty much the same story in the rear. We know that this is the FX4 version thanks to the taller ride height. The off-road model also sports chunkier tires, as well as a special suspension system.
The rest of the exterior design seems to be untouched, which isn’t surprising at all because Ford isn’t bringing the all-new but the updated 2019 Ford Ranger FX4. Though, the cab will definitely host plenty of changes. The carmaker is bringing a new infotainment screen and redesigned dashboard, while we are also expecting some better quality materials and better safety aids.
Ford hasn’t revealed engine options for the U.S. model so far. Unofficially, the 2019 Ranger will rely on a four-cylinder EcoBoost unit (probably Mustang’s 2.3-liter unit and the amazing 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost. The carmaker will bring the Ranger Raptor as well, yet we are not so sure that it’s going to use the same 450-hp unit as the bigger brother. No matter which options will be available under the hood, they will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The official debut is close, which means that Ford might release some teaser in the coming days. Stay tuned for updates.