Here at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced the return of the Ranger pickup truck. It's the sensibly-sized pickup truck seemingly everyone has been demanding, and it's finally back in North America.
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) January 9, 2017
Ford's Joe Hinrichs revealed at the Detroit Auto Show that the European-market Ford Ranger, shown above, would serve as the basis for the U.S. Ranger coming in 2019. The Ranger sold in North America will be built in Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant, and according to Hinrichs, will feature unique front-end styling, engines, and features as compared to the Euro-market truck.
Notably, at the same event, Ford officially confirmed the return of the Bronco in 2020. Hinrichs explained that the Bronco, like the Ranger, will be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant, and he described the Bronco as being a midsize, off-road-capable 4x4. Could the Bronco be based on the upcoming Ranger's underpinnings? It sure seems like that's the hint Ford is dropping.Related Story