When 2019 arrives, it will come with one of the toughest Ford trucks yet – the 2019 Ford Ranger. This all-new version of the popular truck is currently undergoing some of the most rigorous testing possible to ensure that it’s up to the Ford standards for toughness and durability. Like other new Ford vehicles, the 2019 Ford Ranger won’t hit the streets until automakers are sure it can handle whatever work and terrain drivers can throw at it.

What does this grueling torture testing look like? It starts right here in Michigan, where the 2019 Ford Ranger was subjected to frigid temperatures, a track so difficult that only robots can withstand the impact, and days of non-stop shaking in a lab. But that’s just the beginning – Ford automakers won’t rest until they’re sure the truck is up to any conditions. A trip to the Australian outback tested the model on difficult trails, and both these harsh conditions and the Arizona desert gave the truck the full heat treatment. From steep climbs towing heavy loads to challenging off-road courses, the 2019 Ford Ranger is facing almost every type of driving condition to ensure it’s ready for anything drivers ask of it.

Impressed with all this testing, but not willing to wait for the 2019 Ford Ranger? Don’t worry – Ford automakers use high standards for all their models. In fact, the tests for the all-new Ford Ranger are based on the same standards used for the 2018 Ford F-150. Alpena, MI area drivers can visit us at Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena today to find out more about what it really means for a vehicle to be “Ford tough,” and to learn more about what to expect from the 2019 Ford Ranger.