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19:45  14 march  2018
19:45  14 march  2018 Source:   roadandtrack.com

It’s Official: Ford Ranger Returns to North America

  It’s Official: Ford Ranger Returns to North America Shopping in the mid-size truck segment? You now have another option to consider: Ford is set to officially announce at the Detroit auto show that it’s bringing the Ranger back to the North American market. Though it has been available overseas since it was last sold here in 2011, the 2019 model we’re getting is no import. Rather, Ford says trucks sold here will be built in Michigan and feature a new exterior design, chassis, and powertrain developed for North American buyers. Set on a high-strength steel frame with frame-mounted steel front and rear bumpers and available integrated trailer hitch, the Ranger will come equipped with Ford’s 2.3L twin-turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine – here given forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods and chain-driven dual overhead cams for more durability – and a 10-speed automatic transmission, a first in the segment. The Ranger will come in three trim levels (XL, XLT, and Lariat), and cabs can be configured as either SuperCab with rear-hinged half-doors or the four-door SuperCrew.

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The Ford Bronco is coming back. Ford confirmed the return of the legendary off-road SUV at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017, and we expect the 2020 Bronco will make its debut there next January. Naturally, Ford hasn't released many further details on the 2020 Bronco, but we know it's based on the 2019 Ranger, which debuted earlier this year.

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Pictured above: a rendering of a 2020 Bronco from fan forum Bronco6G.com.

Here, we've compiled all we've heard about the new Bronco, including the details we can glean from the Ranger.

How The Ford Ranger Compares To Its Midsize Truck Rivals

  How The Ford Ranger Compares To Its Midsize Truck Rivals Now that Ford's Ranger is back on duty in the U.S., here's a quick look at how it stacks up to the competition. The last time North American buyers had access to a new Ford Ranger, it was a small pickup truck that endured for years without any significant update. As such, folks hearing the name for the first time since 2011 may not immediately realize just how different a truck the new Ranger is, nor might they know where it slots into the 2018 auto market.

With the new Ranger , we have a pretty good idea what to expect, but there been a lot less certainty surrounding the Bronco . We do know , though, that it will get a removable roof. So that's encouraging.

With the new Ranger , we have a pretty good idea what to expect, but there been a lot less certainty surrounding the Bronco . We do know , though, that it will get a removable roof. So that’s encouraging.

a truck driving down a dirt road: Ford Bronco© Boyd Jaynes Ford Bronco

The last-generation Bronco was based on the F-150, but Ford product head Joe Hinrichs told us the 2020 will be based on the new Ranger. Someone claiming to be a Ford designer on Reddit said that the Bronco will be similar to the Everest, a Ranger-based SUV sold in other markets.

Former Ford Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair, however, contradicted that assertion - he said the new Bronco will be a unique vehicle, not a reworked Everest. Size-wise, he said we expect something smaller than the original Bronco but bigger than the 1980s Bronco II. And if you're worried the new Bronco will be a glorified Explorer, don't be. He followed it up by saying "people have an idea of what a Bronco should be. Certainly, we have an idea of what a Bronco should be, and we're going to be looking forward to bringing that to our customers."

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  Can You Spot The Hidden Bigfoot In These 2019 Ford Ranger Images? The Loch Ness Monster is hiding in there, too. Research Research New Used New & Used Make Model After an eight-year hiatus, Ford has finally revived the Ranger nameplate for the U.S. The pickup truck's return to America was highlighted by a handful of teasers, leading up to one massive debut in Detroit before the Ranger goes on sale just a few months. But as Ford continues to roll out the welcome mat for its beloved new pickup, the dedicated Ranger page on the Ford website has a few unique Easter eggs to note.

The new Bronco is due for 2020, and judging by a teaser shot released last week it's returning to the original model's Jeep CJ-rivaling roots. The underlying platform is a body-on-frame design known within Ford as the T6 and largely developed by Ford's Australian outpost for a Ranger introduced

What we know : The new Bronco is coming in 2020 as one of four (or is it five now?) new utilities Ford plans to add to its lineup. It will be built alongside the Ford Ranger , which is returning to the US market for 2019, at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.

a car parked in front of a mountain: The 2019 Ford Ranger.© Ford The 2019 Ford Ranger.

We wouldn't be surprised if Ford's new Bronco shares engine and transmission offerings with the Ranger since they'll share a platform. For the US market, the new Ranger gets a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder derived from the Focus RS. Ford hasn't released detailed specs for the Ranger's engine, but it has confirmed that it'll be equipped with a 10-speed automatic.

The alleged Ford designer on Reddit did say that the Bronco will get an off-road version to take on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That fits with Nair's assertion that the Wrangler will be the Bronco's chief competitor. As for a Raptor, that's anyone's guess. Ford is making a Ranger Raptor, but it'll only be sold in Asia-Pacific markets. Ford Performance boss Jamal Hameedi didn't rule out the possibility of a Raptor-ized Everest at the Ranger Raptor's launch, so perhaps there's some hope for the Bronco.

Spied! Ford Ranger Raptor Caught on U.S. Soil

  Spied! Ford Ranger Raptor Caught on U.S. Soil Off-road truck shows its Raptor grille for the first timeThe 2019 Ford Ranger just debuted in U.S.-spec trim at the Detroit auto show, and though Ford wouldn't admit an off-road-focused Raptor variant was in the works for North America, it's clearly testing one in the U.S. right now.

Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger . The image reveals the Bronco to have a boxy, upright shape, a short-ish wheelbase, and minimal overhangs. We do know that it'll challenge the all-conquering Jeep Wrangler and that it's based on the 2019 Ranger .

Ford will revive the Ranger nameplate in the U . S . for the 2019 model year with a new face and a range of new engines. Ford Bronco and Ranger officially returning to U . S . 2020 Ford Bronco : Everything we know .

Unfortunately, we've also heard that Ford isn't planning on building a two-door Bronco. Much as we'd like to see this throwback to the original, it's likely far too niche for Ford. We do know, though, that it will get a removable roof. So that's encouraging.

a car parked in front of a truck: Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger© Ford Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

We've also heard that the Bronco could get solid axles front and rear. Dana, the same company that makes the upgraded axles for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, said recently that it will supply driveline components for the Bronco and Ranger.

Interestingly, as Jalopnik first discovered, it seems like Ford's 2004 Bronco concept will make an appearance in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's upcoming film, Rampage, which is due out next spring. While we don't expect the production Bronco to look like this, it's inclusion in the movie likely has something to do with Ford's partnership with The Rock. In other words, the fact that The Rock is Instagramming this isn't a coincidence.

Recently, an anonymous Ford source told Gear Patrolthat the Bronco would look like a four-door version of the Brazilian Troller SUV (pictured below).

a car parked in front of a truck: Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger© Ford Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

The Bronco's base price should be around $30,000, which is about the same as a 2018 Wrangler Unlimited. It's not yet confirmed, but we'd be shocked if the 2020 Bronco didn't debut at next year's Detroit Auto Show. Watch this space in January 2019.

Ford’s Baby Bronco Rendered, Ready To Take On Jeep .
Ford imagines this compact SUV as being perfect for folks that enjoy the outdoors. During an event in March, Ford detailed some of its product plans for around the next 24 months, and the automaker dropped some major surprises there. For example, there's a Mustang-inspired crossover on the way, and the Blue Oval is preparing a rugged compact SUV, too. The automaker doesn't yet have a name for the model, so the Motor1.com teams simply refers to it as the "Baby Bronco" since the model seems to be a tinier interpretation of the upcoming Bronco revival.

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