The Ford Ranger sold in the Americas is a range of pickup trucks manufactured and marketed by Ford in North and South America under the Ranger nameplate. Introduced in early 1982 for the 1983 model year, the Ranger is currently in its fourth generation.
Ford Ranger is a nameplate that has been used on multiple model lines of vehicles sold by Ford worldwide. Primarily in use for light trucks, the nameplate has been used for distinct model lines of vehicles worldwide since the 1983 model year.
People also ask
What year did Ford make the Ford Ranger?
What is a 1983 Ford Ranger?
What is a Ford Ranger?
What are Ford Ranger trim levels?
Designed and engineered by Ford of Australia, the current generation consolidated worldwide production of the Ranger onto a single platform, replacing the 1998–2012 Ranger (of North/South America) and the Mazda-derived Ford Ranger sold in Asia-Pacific, Europe and several Latin American regions.
The Ford E-Series (also known as the Ford Econoline and Ford Club Wagon throughout various stages of its production) is a range of full-size vans produced by the American automaker Ford. Introduced for the 1961 model year as the replacement for the Ford F-series panel van , the model line is in its fourth generation.
- Lorain, Ohio, United States, Avon Lake, Ohio, United States, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
- 1961–present (limited beyond 2015, only stripped chassis and cutaway cab in production)
The Ford Everest, also known as the Ford Endeavour in the Indian market, is a mid-size body-on-frame sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Ford Motor Company since 2003. It is based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck, and it was developed and destined mainly for the Asia-Pacific region.
The Ford Bronco is a model line of SUVs manufactured and marketed by Ford.The first sport-utility vehicle developed by the company, five generations of the Bronco were sold from the 1966 to 1996 model years; a sixth generation of the model line is an upcoming vehicle to be sold for the 2021 model year.
- First Generation
- Second Generation
- External Links
Ford began development of the Ranger in 1976, focusing on quality and fuel efficiency. The intent was to build a truck that was as capable as the full-size F-Series, but in a more economical package. The compact Ranger had a similar styling to the full-size Ford F-Series, used a similar architecture, and was offered with a four-wheel drive capability. This ability allowed the Ford Ranger to haul a four-foot-wide (1.2 m) sheet of plywood, which is a common standard for a pickup truck. In the c...
The truck received a facelift in 1989, which included flush composite headlamps, new front fenders, hood, and grille, along with some upgrades to the frame. Inside, there was a modern new dashboard and steering column. The new steering column included, on automatic transmission-equipped models, a column-mounted gear shift, and key removal on manual transmission models became a simpler, one-handed operation. Manual-equipped 1983–88 models had the key release button beneath the column on the le...
In 1993 there was another redesign, with a shape more aerodynamic than before. Overall the truck had smoother lines, and other changes included flush-mounted door glass, wider doors, and slight fender flares. The 1989-style dashboard remained, but the seats and door panels were new. The 2.9-liter engine was discontinued. The engines offered were offered in displacements of 2.3-, 3.0- and a 4.0 liters. The Mazda M5OD-R1 was now the sole manual transmissionoption. A new "Splash" model was intro...
In 1998 the Ranger got another redesign, giving it a longer wheelbase and a three-inch (76 mm) longer cab for the regular cab models (part of which provided more room in the interior. The 1995–97 interior look was retained. The twin I-beam front suspension was replaced by the wishbone-style system found on the Explorer and the front half of the frame was of "boxed", rather than C-channel construction. Rack and pinion steering was also added. The four-cylinder engine was bumped up to a 2.5 L S...
Ford chose to invest improvements in the Ford Explorer SUVwhich was branched to a more advanced platform than the Ranger, letting Ranger's sales decline. However as a result of the shift toward smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in North America, Ford has said it will continue to produce the current Ford Ranger through 2011 at its Twin Cities, Minn. plant, which was previously scheduled to close in 2009. This production extension has led to speculation that the next generation ASEAN Ranger, codenamed T6, already at an advanced stage of development by Ford Australia,will be sold in North America despite being designed for global markets outside of North America. The T6 Ranger is expected to enter production in 2011. As of May 2010, T6 engineering prototypes are being tested in various countries including the U.S. It is expected that the new truck will come with at least two engine choices: a 2.0 L EcoBoost four-cylinder, and the 3.0 L Duratorqdiesel for models sold outside the...
First Name Anthony Joined Jul 4, 2019 Messages 459 Reaction score 584 Location Northern Illinois Vehicle(s) 2019 Ford Ranger XLT Sport 4x4, 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid SE Sport AWD, 2009 Dodge Ram Big Horn Crew 4x4 HEMI