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The Ford Ranger was first manufactured in the mid-'80s at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky and later in Edison, New Jersey. After that, production shifted to the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. By the end of the decade, the company had completed 86 years of manufacturing compact pickups. The automaker also made a diesel version of the truck in its Wayne, Michigan plant.
The Ford Ranger was a mid-sized half-ton pickup truck that was available in two different powertrain options. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine was standard on all models, and a 2.9-liter V-6 was available. The engine was paired to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The ranger remained a popular choice, and the auto-shift feature added convenience.
The third-generation Ford Ranger received a more conservative makeover. The cab was extended by nearly three inches, and the hoodline was lowered to improve visibility. The 2.9-liter V6 engine was fitted with an automatic transmission and was marketed as a "sport pickup." It also came with performance tires and a lockout switch for passenger airbags. The Ranger remained in production in Australia, Brazil, and Chile until 1997.
The first generation of the Ford Ranger had a two-cylinder, de-bored 2,000cc engine, and a 2.9-liter Cologne V6 engine with 140 horsepower. The 2-wheel drive variants were the most common, and most early two-wheel-drive Rangers used the 2300 engine. The manual transmission was the standard equipment on the small trucks of the era, but there were some exceptions.
The automatic transmission was introduced on the 1988 Ford Ranger, a mid-cycle redesign. The new design included a revised interior, more aerodynamic styling, and improved legibility. The manual-transmission Ranger lost its key-release button. The 1990 model had a six-speed transmission and was available in a manual version. It was the first mid-generation truck to have a five-speed automatic gearbox.
The 1987 Ford Ranger was a mid-size half-ton pickup truck that Ford improved significantly. Its engine was a more responsive option than its predecessor, and was more capable of handling a variety of tasks. The ranger had four-wheel and automatic transmission choices. The Super Cab was standard with the 2.3-liter V-6. A five-speed manual transmission was also available, but the automatic-transmission version had a key-release button.
The 1987 Ford Ranger was built from 1983 to 1992. The 3.3-liter Cologne V6 engine produced 140 horsepower. It was available with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional A4LD automatic transmission. The ranger's dual-clutch system allowed the truck to tow 7,500 pounds. This vehicle was also popular in North America. It was based on a Ford Lima inline-four.