Conheça a Ranger 2019, com uma linha formada pelo motor 2.3 EcoBoost, transmissão automática de 10 marchas e novo design dianteiro

Um ano após confirmar que a Ranger voltaria ao mercado norte-americano, a Ford resolve mostrar as primeiras imagens da picape média antes da estreia no Salão de Detroit. A Ranger 2019 tem um design inédito, alterando a grade frontal para atender aos gostos dos norte-americanos - embora seja um design global, já que foi flagrada em testes na Tailândia.

O novo visual deixa a Ranger 2019 mais fácil de reconhecer como um carro da Ford, graças a grade hexagonal posicionada na horizontal, que ficou mais fina do que a atual e perde a junção cromada com o para-choque. Falando nele, o para-choque muda o desenho, com novas entradas de ar. As laterais e a traseira  não passaram por qualquer mudança. Será oferecida nas versões Super Cab (com metade das portas traseiras) e SuperCrew (com quatro portas).

A Ford caracteriza o novo modelo como atraente para quem vive na cidade mas gosta de enfrentar um pouco de terra no fim de semana, dizendo que foi desenhada para "aqueles que misturam a vida urbana com aventuras nos fins de semana."

A estrutura da Ranger é feita com aços de alta resistência e os para-choques dianteiros e traseiros também são de aço, para aumentar a robustez. Sob o capô está uma variação do motor 2.3 EcoBoost turbo da marca, com quatro cilindros e acoplado ao câmbio automático de 10 marchas. Ainda não revelaram sua potência, porém sabemos que este é o mesmo motor usado no Mustang e que gera 314 cv e 48,3 kgfm.

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger

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Tanto a versão 4x2 quanto a 4x4 usam diferenciais Dana Trac-Lok e um diferencial traseiro controlado eletricamente está disponível para todas as versões como opcional, e de série para as configurações FX2 e FX4. Uma novidade é o pacote FX4 Off-Road, que deixa a picape pronta para encarar ainda mais lama, com amortecedores especiais, pneus off-road e skid plate de aço. Também inclui o Terrain Management System, sistema que veio da F-150 Raptor e altera as configurações de tração para andar na rua, grama, cascalho, lama, neve e areia. Também tem o Trail Control, um controle de descida mais avançado, que permite que os motoristas ajustem a velocidade que eles querem e a picape fará o resto da aceleração e frenagem.

Do lado de dentro da Ranger, há espaço para 5 pessoas e um sistema multimídia com tela opcional de 8", rodando o Sync 3, além das duas telas digitais no painel de instrumento (como já equipa a Ranger atual). Como opcional, pode ter conexão 4G LTE, tomadas de 115 volts espalhadas pelo interior, sistema de som Bang&Olufsen, navegação por GPS, e faróis e lanternas em LED.

Lá fora, estará disponível nas versões XL, XLT e Lariat, com as opções de pacote visual Chrome e Sport.

Todas as versões vem de série com frenagem pré-colisão e as Ranger XLE e Lariat adicionam assistente de permanência em faixa, sensor de ponto cego (que funciona mesmo com reboque), e sensor de estacionamento traseiro de série. A topo de linha Lariat adiciona detecção de pedestres e controle de cruzeiro adaptativo.

A Ford Ranger começará a ser produzida nos EUA em Michigan "em meados deste ano". No exterior, a apresentação deve acontecer junto com a inédita Ranger Raptor, que estreia no dia 7 de fevereiro na Ásia. Como se trata de um desenho global, é possível que a versão nacional receba a nova cara como parte da linha 2018 ou, no mais tardar, para 2019, com apresentação no Salão do Automóvel de São Paulo, em novembro. 

Fonte: Ford

Ford Ranger 2019

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An American Favorite Reinvented: New Ford Ranger Brings Built Ford Tough Innovation to U.S. Midsize Truck Segment

  • Built Ford Tough: Ford answers the call from truck customers looking for an affordable, rugged, and maneuverable midsize pickup that’s Built Ford Tough; torture-tested alongside Ford F-150 trucks, Ranger quality starts with a rugged high-strength steel frame backbone, proven Ford-built 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Ready for adventure with innovative technology: New features make driving easier and more fun, both on- and off-road; available FX4 Off-Road Package adds protective skid plates, upgraded tires, off-road-tuned shocks and suspension, while Terrain Management System™ and Trail Control™ help navigate challenging conditions; a suite of innovative technologies includes standard Automatic Emergency Braking to help avoid collisions
  • Strong new choice for midsize truck fans: Ranger brings American truck lovers an all-new choice; production begins late this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as the U.S. industry sees continued growth in midsize pickups

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2018 – Ford today reveals the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road.

Production begins late this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as customer demand is growing for midsize trucks. U.S. sales are up 83 percent since 2014 as a new generation of midsize truck buyers seek more maneuverable, fuel-efficient pickups.

The 2019 Ford Ranger answers the call with an all-new midsize pickup featuring a new exterior design, chassis and powertrain developed specifically for North American truck customers. Powerful and strong, with a high-strength steel frame, Ranger is equipped with a proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to the only 10-speed automatic transmission in the segment.

“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”

Ranger comes in entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and high-level Lariat trim series with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.

Built Ford Tough

Built Ford Tough is engineered in Ranger’s DNA – from its high-strength steel frame backbone to its frame-mounted steel front and rear bumpers. Ford engineers put Ranger through the same torture testing as the legendary F-150 goes through.

Even its design is tough. Ranger’s muscular body features a high beltline that emphasizes strength, while a raked grille and windshield provide an athletic appearance – designed to aid in aerodynamics and reduce wind noise. Short overhangs are functional off-road for clearing obstacles.

From the rear, the Ranger nameplate stamped in the tailgate conveys strength, and the tailgate itself is designed to handle people and cargo. A rugged steel bumper with an available integrated trailer hitch receiver helps make towing campers, ATVs or watercraft a breeze.

Inside, Ranger blends comfort and functionality with room for up to five people, their gear and accessories. A center stack includes an 8-inch touch screen for the available SYNC® 3 system, while the instrument cluster features dual LCD productivity screens for real-time vehicle, navigation and audio information.

Ranger’s twin-power dome hood houses its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine designed for efficiency and capability thanks to direct fuel injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger and 16-valve design. For added durability, the engine features a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Thai-Tang. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

Adventure-ready

Ranger is designed for a new generation of midsize truck customers who head off-road to recharge.

Ranger prioritizes ground clearance to help climb over off-road obstacles. The FX4 Off-Road Package provides additional trail capability with off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates and FX4 badging.

To give customers a great all-terrain driving experience, Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road Package features an innovative Terrain Management System™ similar to the F-150 Raptor’s. It includes four distinct drive modes – normal; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission gearing and vehicle controls to tailor traction, driveability and performance to any given terrain or weather condition.

The FX4 Off-Road Package introduces Ford’s all-new Trail Control™ technology. Like cruise control for the highway but designed for low-speed, rugged terrain, Trail Control takes over acceleration and braking – sending power and braking to each individual wheel to allow drivers to focus on steering along the course.

Power is distributed through Dana®Trac-Lok™ differentials on both 2WD and 4WD models with an available electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4) for increased all-terrain traction. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions feature 2-high, 4-high and 4-low.

Innovative technology

Ranger incorporates smart driver-assist, passenger convenience and connectivity technologies. Advanced driver-assist technologies include standard Automatic Emergency Braking, while Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System and class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage are standard on XLT and Lariat trim levels. Additional driver-assist technologies standard on Lariat include Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Available SYNC® 3 features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Ford+Alexa personal assistant functionality and optional navigation. An available FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE modem provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices. Available AC power outlets allow for charging of laptops and USB outlets provide more options for passengers to connect. Available B&O PLAY premium audio is specially tuned for the Ranger cab to deliver a rich and engaging listening experience.

Additional features include optional LED headlamps and taillamps. Optional exterior lighting includes puddle lamps and lighting for the cargo bed, while Ford’s available Smart Trailer Tow connector alerts drivers to faulty trailer connections.