(Cleveland) - Ford has selected Ohio workers to build the engine for its new Ranger pickup truck.
The company announced today that its new North American Ford Ranger will begin rolling off the line on October 29.
Vehicle assembly will take place in Wayne, Michigan, and the manufacturing of the Ranger’s EcoBoost Engine will take place at the Cleveland Engine Assembly Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.
Joe Hinrichs, president of global operations, says the fact that the Ranger is being built in the U.S. shows that, as large as it is, Ford is still a family business.
Hinrich says he's confident the Ranger will be a game changer and far better than anything the competition has to offer. After an eight-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger returns to the Ford model range in North America for the 2019 model year.
The revived Ranger is the global Ranger T6, adapted slightly to accommodate American government regulations.
Similar in size to the Ford Explorer Sport Trac, the 2019 Ranger is the first generation produced as a mid-size pickup for the North American market.
The Ranger is sold in two configurations, SuperCab, with a 2+2 door extended cab with 6-foot bed and SuperCrew, a 4-door crew cab with 5-foot bed.
(Photos provided by Ford Motor Company)
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