Ford Ranger Test Mule Caught in Colorado!

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The Fast Lane Truck’s skilled spies captured the upcoming Ford Ranger performing high-altitude testing in the state of Colorado.

When Ford announced the return of the new-generation Ranger and Bronco at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, everyone lost their minds. Ten months later, the excitement has worn off a bit.

Since January we’ve seen several new trims of the global Ranger be unveiled, including the awesome Ranger Raptor. While the general public is still highly interested in the midsize truck, Ford’s teasing has gone into overtime much like it did for the new-generation Raptor. But now, now there’s been an official test mule sighting, and it doesn’t appear to be the global Ranger any longer, but a fresh exterior design.

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TFLnow recently uploaded a video captured by two of their keen spies, which shows Ford’s new midsize truck driving on public Colorado roads. Despite the lack of information or an in-depth look at the mule, it’s easy to tell that it certainly isn’t an F-150, Super Duty, or another kind of truck. Given the size, relative shape of its front-end and other proportions, it’s most definitely a Ranger.

According to the description, this video was shot in the mountains of Colorado where many automakers often perform high-altitude engine testing — especially for turbocharged units. The combination of altitude above sea level, oxygen levels, air density, etc., make it the perfect proving grounds for new vehicles and new drivetrains.

While Ford hasn’t released any pertinent information on the Ranger or Bronco, we believe early 2018 should finally shed some light on the iconic Blue Ovals.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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