Ford is currently torturing the new 2019 Ford Ranger to ensure it measures up to “Built Ford Tough” durability standards.
Ford discontinued the Ranger from its truck lineup several years ago to focus more attention on the F Series trucks and Raptor trim levels. Now Ford has reinvented the Ranger and is readying it for return to its lineup. The new Ranger is currently undergoing the same grueling laboratory and road tests as the legendary Ford F-150 and this new model is holding its own.
In the lab the Ranger will be subjected to days of four-post shaker table testing to check against squeaks and rattles. It will also be tested in grueling real-world environments with a variety of climates and road conditions.
The Ranger will be tested on Ford’s Michigan Silver Creek track which offers a pounding so severe robotic drivers are used to prevent injury to human test drivers. It will also be driven in the Australian Outback notorious for its harsh off-road terrain and choking dust. The Ranger’s towing capability will also be tested in high temperatures on the long steep grades of Davis Dam in Arizona.
“We torture every component – from its high-strength steel frame to its EcoBoost® engine to its cloth and leather-trimmed seats – to ensure Ranger is ready for any season and nearly any terrain,” said Rick Bolt, Ford Ranger chief engineer.
These exhaustive tests will prove this new truck will deliver Ford’s uncompromised quality and durability. The 2019 Ford Ranger will be equipped with purpose-built features like a Terrain Management System™, Trail Control and blind spot monitoring with trailer support. It is expected to arrive at dealerships nationwide early next year.
Our Ford Dealership near Dallas is ready to welcome the Ford Ranger pickup truck back into the Ford truck lineup. If you have any questions about this new Ford truck please contact us.