Ford Ranger Midsize Pickup and Ford Bronco SUV return in 2019 to the USA

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Since Ford didn’t even give us a teaser image, here’s our old 1968 Ford Bronco. How cool is this?

The Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck and Ford Bronco SUV return to the U.S. lineup for 2019. After years of speculation, Ford announced the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck and the Ford Bronco SUV to its North American vehicle lineup in 2019. Both the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck and Ford Bronco SUV will be manufactured at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.

“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough. Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.”

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Details are pretty thin, but we should expect an EcoBoost 4-cylinder matching competitor’s V6 power-plants, solid rear axles, lightweight bodies, class-leading connectivity and competitive performance numbers. It looks like Ford will build both trucks on the same (or similar) platform.

The all-new Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck and Ford Bronco SUV will be reintroduced to the North American market in 2019. While this was the biggest announcement at the 2017 NAIAS, it was the most disappointing given the lack of even a teaser silhouette. We do have these logos and a teaser video – that’s about it for now.

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