- Apr 10, 2016
- Carolina Foothills
Why is Ford taking so long to bring the new 2018/2019 Ranger to market? I understand that they had to reconfigure the truck for left hand drive, and I realize that they had to reengineer the dash; firewall; steering column, (steering) rack, etc. Many of the major components look to be the same. The frame and rear suspension are said to be the same. Much of the front suspension (control arms, etc.) should be the same (as the overseas version). The Ranger likely won't have any 'all new' powertrain options. Sadly, the exterior, and the majority of the interior, look identical to the overseas version - which is too 'car like'. The 'reengineering' aspect of some items aside, a lot of what Ford is using appears to be 'off the shelf' components. Why is it taking Ford so long to bring this truck to market?