New Ford Ranger FX2 Package Available
For midsize truck buyers who want a sporty-looking and capable truck, but don’t need four-wheel drive, Ford is introducing a new FX2 package for the all-new Ford Ranger. This new package brings lots of stylish and capability-focused upgrades to the popular midsize pickup.
Aimed at drivers who do more driving in urban areas, the Ranger FX2 comes with either 17- or 18-inch wheels, a front underbody guard, air dam-delete, an electronic-locking rear differential, off-road tuned suspension and Ford’s off-road cluster screen.
“We’re seeing sales trends that tell us to grow Ranger’s capability and appearance options even further,” said Chad Callander, Ford Ranger consumer marketing manager. “The FX2 Package is a result of us listening to our customers and what they’re demanding from their trucks.”
Many Ford Ranger buyers are opting for one or more special packages for their new truck, with the most popular being the Trailer Tow Package, the Sport Appearance Package, Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package and FX4 Off-Road Package.
The 2019 Ford Ranger continues to be a great value in the midsize pickup truck segment, offering Built Ford Tough build quality and strength, along with a class-exclusive 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
If you would like to learn more about the 2019 Ford Ranger and other Ford pickup trucks, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, TX.
Ford Submits Design for First-Ever Pickup Truck Emoji
When customers around the world started asking for a pickup truck emoji, Ford knew they had to be the ones to help make it happen. With over 100 years of truck-building experience and the leader in pickup truck sales, Ford set out to get a truck emoji on phones everywhere.
Ford’s team spent a lot of time designing the pickup truck emoji that was sent as a proposal to the Unicode Consortium in 2018, researching the needs of influencers and social media users around the globe.
“People want a truck emoji that’s fresh, stylish, carries their ideas, and ‘tows’ the line on what a truck means,” said Craig Metros, Ford North America design director. “The end result is a modern icon that should give all truck fans a smiley face emoji.”
The pickup truck emoji has been short-listed as a potential addition to a future version of Unicode, the standard that all smartphone keyboards use. If approved, the new truck emoji will likely start coming to phones sometime in 2020.
Ford sells a full lineup of pickup trucks, including the Ford F-150 full-size pickup, Ranger midsize pickup and Super Duty line of heavy-duty trucks. For more information about Ford trucks, contact us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, Texas.
All-Electric F-150 Prototype Tows Over 1 Million Pounds
Ford recently showed off a prototype of an all-electric Ford F-150, which the company has been working on and committed to bringing to market in the future. To show off the prototype’s incredible torque provided by the all-electric drivetrain, Ford put the all-electric F-150 pickup to the ultimate test.
Linda Zhang, the chief engineer of the Ford F-150, demonstrated the F-150 all-electric prototype towing 10 double-decker rail cars that were hauling 42 brand new F-150 trucks. The total weight of the trucks and rail cars came in at over 1 million pounds.
The video released by Ford demonstrates the commitment of Ford’s engineers to make sure any electrified version of the legendary F-150 pickup truck continues to have the toughness, capability and innovation that owners across the country have come to expect.
In addition to an all-electric Ford F-150 coming to the market in the future, Ford has announced that it will be introducing an all-new F-150 Hybrid that will go on sale in 2020. Like all F-150 trucks, the new hybrid model will be able to work and play hard.
If you would like to learn more about the 2019 Ford F-150 and all of the advanced technology available in the current F-Series lineup, contact us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, TX.
2020 Ford Ranger Gets Black Appearance Package
Want a more aggressive look for your next pickup truck? The new 2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package gives the all-new Ranger a more customized look, with a black grille, running boards, accented wheels and more.
Many Ford Ranger buyers are choosing to option the Sport Appearance Package or the Chrome Appearance Package, which each give the new pickup truck a unique look. This new package makes the Ranger stand out even more with its aggressive styling.
The number of blacked-out appearance items is extensive, and includes a black-painted grill, black-painted aluminum wheels, black running boards, black fender vent surrounds, black mirrors, black lower valence and a black bash plate on FX4 Off-Road Package models.
In addition to an aggressive appearance, the 2019 Ford Ranger includes a high-strength steel frame, powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Inside, you’ll find an 8-inch touch screen and available SYNC 3 connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Ranger also comes with standard safety features like automatic emergency braking. Ford Co-Pilot360 is available as well, which features a Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System and adaptive cruise control.
If you would like to learn more about the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger pickup, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, TX and view our inventory of new Ford trucks.