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Ford takes wraps off the 2019 Edge ST at Detroit Show

Ford takes wraps off the 2019 Edge ST at Detroit Show

The blue oval pulled the covers off its United States version ahead of the opening of the 2018 Detroit motor show, showcasing a number of minor styling changes that are expected to come through on local models later this year, including new LED headlights within a restyled front bumper, modified bonnet, different grille options across a variety of models and capitalised "Ranger" text stamped into the tailgate. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced the Ranger and Bronco would return to North America at last year's auto show.

One reason Ford originally discontinued Ranger production and sales in the us because the OEM believed the lightweight aluminum structure of its F-150 - completely redesigned for the 2015 model year - would make that full-size model more attractive to midsize pickup buyers. “The all-new Ranger is designed for todays midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”.

The US version of the 2019 Ford Ranger. It is a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. SuperCab and SuperCrew will be the only cabin options - each seating five - and even the entry-spec 2019 Ranger XL is expected to be pretty well equipped. Analysts say that the buyers for a midsize truck are more interested in sports or off-roading while the full-size truck buyer usually uses the vehicle for work. But its frame is reinforced with steel to meet US safety standards and it has steel bumpers.

The first-ever diesel engine offered for the F-150 comes as a 3.0-liter Powerstroke with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The FX4 package will come with standard automatic emergency braking.

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Power is distributed through Dana AdvanTEK independent front and solid rear axles on both 2WD and 4WD models with an available electronic-locking rear axle (standard on FX2 and FX4) for increased all-terrain traction. Targeted at the outdoor enthusiast, this new midsize truck displays an athletic look, ideal for off-roading, camping, and cycling. Other variants will feature Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max are also due for minor model-year updates.

The OEM noted that the Ranger will incorporate a range of driver-assist, passenger convenience, and connectivity technologies. Only extended cab configurations are available. Optional features include things such as 4G LTE wi-fi hotspot, 115-volt power outlets, a B&O Play sound system, navigation, along with LED head- and taillights, depending on the models.

Newer versions of the truck are sold in roughly 180 markets around the world.


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