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2019 Ford Ranger Spotted During High-Altitude Testing: Spy Shots

In Colorado, spy photographers managed to snap a few pics of the next North American Ford Ranger, expected to launch for the 2019 model year after steering clear of the US market for more than half a decade. You can find a couple of spy shots over at

The 2019 Ford Ranger will be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, following the departure of the Ford Focus compact carĀ to a plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. Engines for the US-spec truck are likely to include both four- and six-cylinder EcoBoost mills, although we wouldn’t be surprised to see a diesel make the cut, too. The new 10-speed longitudinal automatic transmission, co-developed with GM and now standard across the F-150 lineup, seems like the most logical standard gearbox.

That said, if we all close our eyes and wish really, really hard, maybe the US-spec Ford Ranger will offer an optional manual transmission.

The spy photographs, which depict a mid-size truck covered head-to-toe in dizzying camouflage, don’t give much away. Motor1 expects that the forthcoming Ford Ranger will incorporate some of the same touches as the current-generation F-150, establishing a recognizable familial resemblance. We’d bet on three cab configurations – regular, extended, and crew – being made available.

Check for the spy shots.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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