New Ford (201) model year
The American automobile manufacturing company Ford has been pleasing its fans with high-class and high-tech vehicles for the second century.
It constantly improves its products and annually expands the range of new cars that are in constant demand in the market. 2019 is no exception.
Of the most striking new products can be identified Ford Focus, Ford Transit, Ford Ranger and Ford Explorer.
New hatchback and sedan Ford Focus
Ford Focus is a compact car that has been produced since 1998. The new Ford Focus 2019 model year will be significantly longer. This applies to both the wheelbase and the length of the body itself.
This is very important, since one of the main drawbacks of the current generation is its rather close rear seat. The new model should become more comfortable for passengers in order to successfully compete with Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and other similar cars.
Thanks to photospies, you can already get a fairly good idea of the appearance of the new car.Radical changes have not happened here, but judging by the shape of the headlights, the reduced grille and the overall tilt of the front end, it has become very similar to the latest Ford Fiesta. The apparent similarity is noticeable in the cabin.
In the rear of the body there have been more serious changes. The size of the door has become larger because now it covers the rear window, which is currently built into the rack. As a result, this fourth window has a more rounded look. The 2019 Ford Focus Sedan will use a longer, fusion-like profile.
The new Focus is a very important model for Ford. The company released several impressive new models, many of which were considered class leaders during their time to market and for some time thereafter. \
However, when competitors began to produce more impressive innovations, the Focus family began to lose its position. Many things are outdated. It is therefore not surprising that the company's revenues have fallen. The manufacturer hopes that the release of a new generation Focus will correct this situation.
Focus 2019 will be built in China. It is expected that the production version will be shown at one of the international car dealerships for the next season.Perhaps this will be an automobile exhibition in Detroit, which will be held in January.
Cargo van and minibus Ford Transit
Ford will finally release a new generation of its popular Ford Transit series van in 2019. This will certainly please the delivery service workers.
Developers are going to completely redesign the car to give it a more aesthetic appearance. The new design will be more skillful and more angular than its predecessor.
Designers will have to show all their talent and creativity in creating this iconic model, which should replace the ancient E-Series vans and successfully enter the market. Its front end will be lower, and the rear quarter will be angular. Changing the design of the cabin would be a priority decision, and the installation of a modern dashboard would be a welcome event.
2018 Ford Transit van will be equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine. The transmission will use a 10-speed automatic transmission for easier shifting. In addition, you can switch between rear and all-wheel drive.
Recall that in the 2017 E-Series van costs 3.7-liter TL-VCT V6 engine, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission.By comparing the 2018 Ford Transit wagon, the latter will be lighter because it will have more aluminum components, but with a thicker material on some parts of the body.
Ford Ranger pickup
It is expected that in 2019 the mid-sized Ford Ranger pickup will return to the North American market. The next generation will compete directly with models such as the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado.
Powertrain options may include a 2.3-liter EcoBoost Ford-4 engine, which currently stands on the Mustang, Explorer and Lincoln MKC models. The basic configuration of the 2019 Ford Ranger can use a 2.5-liter Ford I-4 engine with 175 horsepower and a new 3.3-liter V-6 engine from the updated F-150 pickup.
A six-speed manual or automatic transmission will be equipped with less powerful models, while more productive options can get a 10-speed automatic transmission, developed in conjunction with General Motors. It is also likely that the novelty can get a diesel engine to compete successfully with diesel models GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado.
The technical equipment should include Ford Sync 3 infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mobile synchronization systems, a rearview camera and an 8.0-inch touchscreen display.
Other features that may be available include LED headlights, trailer travel adjustment, heating and ventilation of the front seats, as well as a full package of active safety with automatic emergency braking, lane retention and frontal collision warning.
It is assumed that the 2019 Ford Ranger will be able to tow about 3,175 kg depending on the engine, which puts it on par with the Tacoma, Canyon and Colorado. It is also expected that the price of the new Ranger will start from $ 20,000 for the standard cabin model with a short base (probably a long base and four door variants will be offered).
Perhaps Ford will introduce a high-performance SUV with additional specialized equipment, based on the Ranger pick-ups, to keep up with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
Ford Explorer SUV
The Ford Explorer is an American full-size SUV that Ford Motor Company has been producing from 1990 to today. In the automaker model range, it is located between the Ford Escape and Ford Expedition models.
During its existence, the car has been seriously updated and modernized several times.A modification of the Ford Explorer Sport was recognized as the best mid-size SUV worth over $ 50,000. Simultaneously with the release of the first generation of the crossover, it became a true bestseller in the American market, having twice received the nomination "The Best All-wheel Drive Car of the Year" in 1990 and 1991.
Rumor has it that Ford is testing a new generation of Explorer 2019 model year on US highways. The camouflaged prototype has been repeatedly caught by photospies, as evidenced by photos on the Internet. Rumors were confirmed. Brand new SUV Ford Explorer 2019 model year is in operation. The best of all the new spy shots gives us some idea of the upcoming car.
Will the new model make a complete redesign? This is possible, although judging by the appearance of the prototype, it seems that style updates may be minor. This makes sense, since more recently in 2018, Ford Explorer received an appearance update for its model year, including a new front and back panel.
Model 2018 is also equipped with a new grille, redesigned fog lamps, five new wheel rims and four new exterior colors.
In the Ford Explorer cabin, new security systems have been added, an optional 4G LTE with Wi-Fi access point, remote engine start, the FordPass application and much more. Under the hood of the car were three engine options. There has been no change.
Does this mean that you can expect more updates for the 2019 model year? This is possible especially after the 2019 Ford Explorer will be one of the first Ford models to use the next-generation platform called the D6. Therefore, it is expected that the new product will contain many updates, both inside and outside.
A complete list of updates and new transmission options, as usual, can be seen closer to the official premiere of the new SUV. Perhaps this will happen next year.