The updated 2019 Ford Ranger has gone on sale with a raft of focused improvements that build on Ranger’s categoryleading on-road versatility and off-road capability. With upgrades across the line-up, New Zealand’s most popular vehicle ( with YTD sales of 7430 at the end of the third quarter) the Ranger also brings new technology to the ute sector for MY 19 including Inter-Urban Autonomous Emergency Braking ( AEB) with Vehicle Detection and Pedestrian Detection and Semi-Auto Active Park Assist as standard on Ranger Wildtrak. The 2019 Ranger offers new or standardised equipment over its predecessor, for improved convenience, safety and refinement. Key upgrades across the three core models lines ( XL, XLT and Wildtrak) include a subtly upgraded new grille, nose cone and bumper, upgraded front ( new antiroll set-up) suspension and new spring and damper rates front and rear, keyless entry and a push button starter upgrade, as well as Lift Assist now standard on all tailgates. The suspension upgrades have been made to reduce and better control roll, with an emphasis on improving the driving experience when fullyladen and towing and have been engineered to work with the across range alphabet soup of driveline electronics which includes a Comprehensive Dynamic Stability Control System ( DSC) incl. Trailer Sway Control ( TSC), Hill Start Assist ( HSA), Hill Descent Control ( HDC) on 4x4 XL, Load Adaptive Control ( LAC) and Roll Over Mitigation ( ROM)
2019 Ford Ranger XLT Series
The most popular model of the Ranger line-up, the XLT, also gets new HID headlamps and LED daytime-running lights, parking sensors front and rear and chrome exterior trim, privacy glass on the ouside, plus a new-look interior with SYNC 3 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen incorporating Satellite navigation with MapCare, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility and DAB audio inside. While the base model XL retains a 2.2 litre four cylinder ( with auto) engine option the XLT line will only be available with the five-cylinder 3.2 and 6-speed auto transmission.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Series
That said, buyers here will have the option of speccing MY19 Wildtrak with either the existing 147kW/ 470nm 3.2 litre five-cylinder/ sixspeed auto combo or ( for an extra grand) the all-new bi-turbo 157kW/ 500NM 10-speed auto out of the range-topping Raptor. As well as standard InterUrban Autonomous Emergency Braking ( AEB) with Vehicle Detection and Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert MY 19 Wildtrak also takes the sweat and tears out of parking thanks to standard Active Park Assist. The driver needs only to apply the throttle and brakes, as – at the push of a button - the system parallel parks the WIldtrak for the driver.
2019 Ford Ranger Recommended Retail Pricing starts at $ 37,990 for a 4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis Cab, 6 speed automatic transmission, 2.2L and heads through $ 63,990 for the single most popular 4x4 XLT Double Cab Wellside, 6 speed automatic transmission, 3.2L and $ 70,990 for the 4x4 Wildtrak Double Cab Wellside, six speed automatic transmission, 3.2L, to $ 84,990 for the new 4x4 Raptor Double Cab Wellside, 10 speed automatic transmission, 2.0L BiTurbo.
The new MY19 Ford Ranger Wildtrak.