After exiting the U.S. in 2011, the Ford Ranger has returned to make a stunning reentrance into America for the 2019 model year.
Near the end of October 2018, Ford began production of this midsize pickup at the Michigan Assembly Plant. To celebrate the occasion, the automaker created an off-road course in the plant’s parking lot and invited the plant’s 3,000 employees to take part in the fun. The plant’s manager stated, “We have been waiting for this day for a long time. The Ranger is back home in the U.S., and our employees at Michigan Assembly Plant are thrilled to be able to build it for our customers.”
The all-new Ranger prepares to show what it can do. It will come with a sophisticated 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that generates 270 horsepower and boasts best-in-class towing, payload, and torque – achieving a 310 lb-ft rate.
Just as the Ranger is designed for modern Americans, so too is its production, as it is part of Ford’s effort to revitalize its Michigan Assembly Plant. To ready the Michigan Assembly Plant to produce some of Ford’s latest and greatest vehicles, the automaker invested $850 million in the plant’s development. Not only will the plant produce the Ford Ranger, it will also produce the all-new Ford Bronco, which is expected to begin production in 2020.
With these two all-American vehicles on the way, we at Olathe Ford think the future of Ford looks bright.