2019 Ford Ranger: More efficient and better equipped
Ford has just introduced the new Ranger, which in its 2019 version offers more power and efficiency thanks to its new EcoBlue diesel engine of up to 213 hp, as well as a greater technological endowment backed by several driving assistance systems.
The oval firm renews its most successful pick up in Europe to offer an improved product at all levels. From the aesthetic section, through the mechanical side and ending with a wide technological arsenal that brings together new connectivity possibilities, as well as a large endowment of driving assistance systems.
Available in body styles Single Cab, Super Cab and Double Cab, the new 2019 Ford Ranger includes slight touch-ups that can be seen in the revised design of the front bumper or in the new grille, where the horizontal bar is divided along its length by two thin sections.
New premium color options include Silver Moon and Lightning Blue, and the versions of the top series include xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. Among all the finishes highlights the Ranger Wildtrak that adds an exterior color Orange Saber, and an exclusive contrasting finish with titanium effect for the trapezoidal grille, rear-view mirrors, on the door handles, on the side vents, on the loading rails and on the distinctive external air intakes. While the Ranger Limited incorporates 17” wheels of exclusive design.
2019 Ford Ranger interior
The cabin of the 2019 Ford Ranger, inspired by tourism, is now available in an ebony black tone, which accentuates the refined character of the interior. Models equipped with 10-speed automatic transmission also feature a more elegant gear selector lever. Depending on the chosen finish, there will be different proposals for the interior: the new Wildtrak cabin offers a more elegant and sporty look, with dark and satin chrome elements and high-end seats with leather details and prints with Wildtrak graphics. While the Limited finish adds black leather seats.
In the connectivity section, the new Ranger boasts the Sync 3 infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and can be operated by voice commands, or from the 8” touch screen.
Ford’s MyKey system, which allows you to program the key to limit the speed and volume of the driver’s radio and permanently activate the active safety features. As in other models, the 2019 Ford Ranger has a FordPass Connect on-board modem, which makes the Ranger a mobile Wi-Fi public access point with connectivity for up to 10 devices.
In terms of security, the new Ranger brings together, for the first time in the segment, systems such as pre-collision assistance with pedestrian detection technologies and intelligent serial speed limiter. Other driver assistance technologies include Lane-Keeping System and Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Alert, Rear View Camera and a standard Electronic Stability Control system with rollover reduction and trailer sway control.
A new more efficient diesel engine
In the mechanical plane, the new 2019 Ford Ranger premieres the 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine – it replaces the previous 3.2 TDCi, with two variants: one with variable geometry compressor that delivers 170 hp and 420 Nm of torque and another with Bi-Turbo technology that develops 213 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Both options can be associated with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 10-ratio automatic transmission and always with all-wheel drive. If we talk about consumption, the 170 hp variant approves 8.3 l/100 km, while the 213 hp homologized 9.2 l/100 km.
Do not forget the off-road capabilities of the new Ford pick up, and the new Ranger has a wading capacity of 80 cm and has a free height of 23 cm. Its approach angle is 29 degree and the exit angle is 21 degree, which addresses pronounced obstacles. Its off-road features are completed with a towing capacity of up to 3,500 kg and a payload capacity of up to 1,252 kg.