The American carmaker recently announced that the 2019 Ford Ranger has been given the go-signal along with the 2020 Ford Bronco. Both models would be made at the Michigan Assembly plant of the company as was confirmed during the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
It was recently announced by Ford Motor Company that their Mexico plant which was pegged to produced its small cars would be canceled. During the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, it was also announced that such small cars would be produced in the Michigan Assembly plant along with an upcoming model - the 2019 Ford Ranger.
New Vehicles Confirmed For Production
As reported by Motor Trend, the 2019 Ford Ranger would start production by late 2018 and would be the herald for the brand's mid-sized pickup franchise forming part of the North American lineup. The 2020 Ford Bronco would likewise be produced in the same plant along with five new utility vehicles to release by the same year as the Bronco.
The 2017 Ford Ranger would also be installed with the Australian-engineered T6 platform which is the latest feature of the franchise. Both the Ranger and the 2020 Ford Bronco would have body-on-frame.
Joe Hinrichs added that the 2017 Ford Ranger would have updates with respect to its technological features, front-end styling, and its engines. It would likewise be an off-road vehicle along with the 2020 Ford Bronco, reported Road and Track.
As early as October 2016, speculations pointed out that both models would return into the market with updated versions. In fact, it was only confirmed during the Detroit Auto Show that the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Ford Bronco would be joining the production plans for next year while the latter vehicle would be pending feature inventions in the coming months. Other than the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Ford Bronco, the company likewise announced that the 2018 Ford F-150 would join the production lineup at the Michigan Assembly plant.