ALL-NEW 2019 FORD RANGER DRIVES INTO VICKAR FORD SHOWROOM
The wait is over. The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger has finally arrived at Vickar Ford.
“I have been selling cars and trucks for 20 years,” says Vickar Ford sales and leasing consultant Henry Clyke. “I have driven a wide variety of different vehicles. With the 2019 Ranger, it was the first time I participated in a ride and drive where we compare different models and said to myself afterward that that’s the vehicle (the Ranger) that I would love to have.”
The 2019 Ranger is a rebirth of the model after an eight year hiatus.
Clyke reports that the reborn Ranger comes with just the one engine option - a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder, twinned with a 10-speed automatic transmission. A new feature on the Ranger, he notes, is Trail Control. It sets a low vehicle speed, replacing hill control and operating like an off-road cruise control that can be set to 1 mph for rock crawling. It can be used on any transfer setting and set with steering wheel controls or by braking to the desired speed, and it will set there.
The two-piece drive-shaft, he points out, males for less wear and tear.
The Ranger is available in supercab and supercrew cab with four full size doors.
The model provides best-in-class maximum 1650-lb. (844-kg) payload and 7,500-lb. (3402-kg) tow ratings.
The model offers three different trim levels - the XL, the XLT and the Lariat. Clyke notes that there are a number of packages – one to suit every driver’s needs. He mentions in particular the STX Appearance Package available with the XL trim that adds 17” aluminum alloy wheels, black bumpers, fog lamps, box decal and premium cloth seats.
The FX4 off-road package – which is available with the Lariat trim - features upgraded tires, a steel front bash plate, off-road tuned shocks and suspension, reinforced skidplates mounted to the frame, and standard Trail Control and Hill Descent Control.
The new model has the latest active-safety and infotainment features as well. The SYNC Connect feature in the Ranger creates an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot to which you can connect up to 10 devices, so your passengers can stay in touch wherever you roam. You can also use FordPass™ to keep track of your Wi-Fi data usage. The hotspot can be accessed up to 50 feet outside the vehicle.
“We had three people come in on the same day to test drive the new Ranger,” Clyke says.
For more information about the 2019 Ranger, phone Vickar Ford at 204 339-2000 or drop into the store at 2000 Main Street.