Our photographers managed to catch one more prototype of the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger U.S. However, in contrast to some earlier occasions when we saw just the camouflaged exterior styling, today we have spy shots of truck’s interior. Plus, we got a glimpse of a mill that’s going to power Ford’s smallest pickup truck for North America.
The underhood spy shot is pretty interesting, but it develops a new theory of what’s going to power the U.S. specs 2019 Ranger. Even though we are pretty sure that the truck is getting a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, that’s not the case this time. If you want our opinion, this could be only Mustang’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four. The amazing unit develops 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, which makes it a perfect candidate for the pickup, so it’s not too bad idea at all.
As for the 2.7-liter V6, it’s going to power the topping option without any doubt. However, these two EcoBoost options won’t be everything that the 2019 Ford Ranger will have to offer. No, the amazing truck will host at least one diesel option, most likely a 3.2-liter inline-5, or perhaps a 3.0-litre PowerStroke V6. Some reports suggest that Blue Oval may even add a detuned version of the Raptor’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, but we highly doubt in the possibility. Don’t get us wrong, Ford is really working on the all-new 2019 Ranger Raptor, but the high-performance truck should not use the same engine as its larger sibling.
Interior wise, well, we have to say that we don’t believe that this is the final version of truck’s new cab. It’s not because the current non-American model sports pretty much the same treatment inside. The new model will probably show its new interior pretty soon because the carmaker plans to introduce the U.S.-specs 2019 Ford Ranger in early 2018, likely at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.