Are you a Ford fan? Then we’re sure you’re familiar with Ford’s wide array of offerings, including their sedans, trucks, and SUVs. Regardless of which nameplate you ultimately choose, you’ll surely be thrilled with your selection.
Of course, just because the brand produces some of the most popular offerings in the entire industry, that doesn’t mean that the brand still isn’t looking to improve their current options. In fact, over the upcoming months, you’ll see plenty of new vehicles hit dealership lots, including some unique variations on the brand’s most popular nameplates. Whether you’re seeking style, efficiency, or power, we’re sure you’ll find a new offering that fits your specific requirements.
Below, we’ve reviewed some of the most anticipated Ford vehicles that should be hitting dealership lots over the next year. While you’ll have to wait a while for their release, they’ll at least help you plan a future purchase. That way, when you finally start searching for “Ford in Cincinnati” you’ll already know exactly what model you want to pursue…
2019 Ford Ranger
For those seeking a brand-new pickup that truly offers it all, the 2019 Ford Ranger will be a must-target when it ultimately hits dealership lots. The vehicle offers the latest technological amenities, and the powerful engines (and accompanying mechanics) makes it an ideal choice for those seeking both an on-roading or off-roading pickup.
“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability, and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”
Specifically, the vehicle is equipped with the incredible 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which provides a unique combination of muscle and efficiency. Plus, thanks to the accompanying 10-speed automatic transmission, drivers can anticipate one of the smoothest and intuitive driving experiences in the entire class. Of course, the powerful chassis and dependable powertrain will accommodate whatever terrain you decide to take on, emphasizing why the 2019 Ranger will be the ultimate off-roading truck.
“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Thai-Tang. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”
In regards to technology, drivers will appreciate the eight-inch touch screen, which provides quick and easy access to the brand’s SYNC 3 system. Meanwhile, the LCD instrument cluster allows drivers to monitor their vehicle diagnostics at all time, thus maximizing convenience. In other words, this will surely be one of the most advanced offerings on the market.
50th Anniversary Mustang
Are you seeking a vehicle that undoubtedly stands out from the crowd? Then the upcoming 50thAnniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt will be the perfect choice, as your fellow drivers won’t be able to help themselves from gawking at the ride. The vehicle is inspired by the 1968 Mustang GT that was featured in the movie “Bullitt,” and you’ll look just as cool behind the wheel as the movie’s star, Steve McQueen.
“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool,” said Darrell Behmer, Mustang’s chief designer. “As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang – devoid of stripes, spoilers, and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything – it’s just cool.”
Of course, besides the vehicles exterior cosmetic inclusions, the vehicle makes a name for itself due to the rugged 5.0-liter V8 engine, which delivers an astonishing 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque (leading to an astonishing top speed of 163 miles per hour). The interior inclusions, like the 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster, may have not been featured in the 1960s, but these features still play an important role in emphasizing the car’s “coolness.”
“When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from a Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”
Ford F-150 Diesel
Ford’s engineers have seemingly been listening to their customers. After years of requests, the brand is finally releasing a diesel variation of the beloved Ford F-150. Equipped with the new 3.0-liter Power Stroke engine, owners will realize unmatched specs from this version of the truck.
“For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 engine that dreams are made of,” said Dave Filipe, the vice president of global powertrain engineering. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump.”
Specifically, the new engine manages to deliver an incredible 30-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency, making it one of the best options in the segment. Despite the lofty efficiency numbers, drivers can still anticipate excellent power specs, including a best-in-class 440 pound-feet of torque and 250 horsepower. These numbers vicariously impact other aspects of the truck, including the 11,400-pound towing capacity. Accompanied by the SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission, drivers can anticipate one of the smoothest driving experiences out there.
Engineers also wanted to assure that the diesel could appeal to any type of customer, regardless of where they live and regardless of their specific needs. For instance, the inclusion of a “premium mechanical engine-driven fan” and the dual radiator shutters will help monitor mechanical temperature (as well as optimizing the listed power specs).
“We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude, so we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has the capacity to move much more air across the radiator and intercooler in extreme conditions,” said David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist. “This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.”