Autoblog Goes to New Zealand for a Preview of the 2019 Ford Ranger

There are few options in America for midsize trucks. In fact, Ford stopped selling them altogether, leaving the full-size F-150 as its smallest, lightest-duty contender. But this isn't true in other parts of the world where compact vehicles are more embraced.

Though Ford stopped selling the Ranger in the U.S., the nameplate is still going strong globally—like in New Zealand. That's where Autoblog sent its editors to test drive the current global version of the Ford Ranger on the island's steep, mountainous roads.

The Ranger sold in New Zealand is bigger than the last version to be sold in the states, and is available in diesel. It handled gravelly slopes without much complaint, and got excellent fuel economy despite the mountain driving, though the reviewers complained that its electric power steering didn't give as much feedback as they liked.

Ford will be bringing the Ranger back to U.S. markets in 2019, so keep an eye out for it at Lorenzo Ford!

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