Ford Ranger 2020 Canada Prices – ford ranger 2020 canada
During our drive of both the 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation and the 2019 GMC Canyon Elevation, we sat bottomward with Mark Alger, National Marketing Manager of GMC Canada, to allocution about the accession of the GM’s midsize trucks in a articulation that’s acceptable anytime added crowded.
Alger aggregate his thoughts about the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado not accepting an expected mid-cycle refresh, which was broadly accepted for the 2020 archetypal year. We additionally discussed how he perceives the new antagonism to the Colorado and Canyon, with new-to-segment entrants like the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator. As it turns out, GM isn’t too worried, at least, not for now.
“We apperceive our two midsize trucks are assuming age, but afresh again, is the Ford Ranger absolutely all that new? From our point of view, it’s not newer than our trucks. Gladiator is a air-conditioned one, there’s no doubt, but it’s additionally decidedly added big-ticket than ours and fills a altered niche. The aforementioned applies for [Honda] Ridgeline. We’re in a acceptable atom with Canyon/Colorado. We’re not too afraid of our accepted competition.”
Alger isn’t absolutely wrong. The Colorado/Canyon admixture has awash over 180,000 units accumulated in the U.S. and Canada in 2018 (see Colorado and Canyon sales). From a sales aggregate standpoint, the duo is only outpaced by the Toyota Tacoma. And with an affordable entry-level price, class-leading towing capacity, a solid off-road Colorado ZR2 archetypal to booty on Gladiator and TRD Pro, additional three agent choices – the artlessly aspirated 2.5L LCV I4 (200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet) and 3.6L LGZ V6 (308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque) as able-bodied as the 2.8L LWN I4 turbo-diesel Duramax (181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque) – there’s affluence of variety in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon to amuse all needs.
That said, a Volkswagen light-duty barter is currently in the works, which could advertise at a added affordable amount point than the Colorado and Canyon.
On the GMC side, there’s assignment to be done, as Canyon sales are falling faster than the segment in the U.S. In fact, Canyon sales fell about 4 percent in Q1 2019 while the articulation grew about 14 percent. Interestingly enough, Canyon sales are constant with Colorado in Canada, which proves that the botheration isn’t the artefact itself, but the way it’s marketed. Perhaps the issue, at atomic for U.S. buyers, is that Canyon has no characteristic attributes to set it afar from Colorado, abreast from the range-topping Canyon Denali archetypal – itself an big-ticket proposition.
Now, we have been expecting a Canyon AT4 model to be added to the lineup, which would absolutely accord the Canyon a much-needed bump. And we’ve already discussed how the Canyon Elevation package, new for 2019, should help the Canyon earn some added differentiation in the marketplace.
What’s more, while sales of GM baby trucks are healthy, consumers could airing abroad from a Chevrolet or GMC exhibit due to a abridgement of avant-garde appearance that are now accepted in a avant-garde pickup, such as a keyless entry, push-button start, a sunroof, or HID or LED headlights. Each of those appearance is currently not accessible in either the Canyon or the Colorado.
We’ll charge to delay a few added years for GM’s all-new truck architecture, the VSS-T vehicle set, to access and charge beyond all of the automaker’s body-on-frame vehicles. Until then, it’ll be absorbing to see how the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado accumulated cousins will book adjoin their newfound rivals – the new Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator.
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