Obviously we are at time when the smallest pickup trucks which are available in the U.S. are styled after locomotives, they’re also that big. But as General Motors has lately showed to us with the presentation of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon that there is still a place in the market of trucks for something smaller than it should be so that it could enter the market.
That makes appearance of a long-departed Ford nameplate on Detroit pavement to be spotted by an considerate reader, a long-expected course for Ford in a market where any new part presentations often are answered. Be aware that this is a current-generation Ranger that is more used for comparison testing with the 2019 Ranger and Bronco duo by Ford.
Despite the fact that the Ranger has been gone for some time, leaving in 2011 after 30 years and 7 million trucks made amid a shift to bigger Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado-size trucks as the entry-level size, a new Ranger was produced for many overseas markets starting in 2011. Designed and produced by Ford of Australia and code-named T6, the Ranger and its Mazda BT-50 twin have a single-cab and double-cab formats offer, also with thrifty gas and diesel engines. An all-new SUV were good offers with the Ford Everest that launched in 2013 in Asia and Australia in other markets.
We expect SUV variant to be marked as the Bronco for the U.S. market
But Ford haven’t released Ranger out of the U.S. and Canada, even though company executives have confirmed at the begining of the year that the next-gen Ranger will have its comeback as 2019 model year an SUV variant also, which we expect to be marked as the Bronco for the U.S. market.
We still wait to see if the Bronco will be a rebadged version of the updated and restyled Everest or whether it will depart a little more from the Everest’s design. Auto spies have already spotted something that looks like the next-gen Bronco testing in the States along with the next-gen Ranger, but details on the new Bronco are scarce at the moment.
As for the Ranger, we might see it as early at the 2018 Detroit auto show. This timeline fits well into the pace of spy photos coming out of Dearborn.