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Ford Holds Celebration in Michigan as New Ford Ranger Production Begins

October 24th, 2018

Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids is cheering on Ford after their huge celebration in Wayne, MI this week. This event marked the start of production on the 2019 Ford Ranger, a hotly-anticipated revival of the popular midsize pickup truck.

This celebration marks not only the Ford Ranger’s return but the beginning of a new generation of Ford vehicles, as the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco will be produced here as well. Ford invited plant employees, journalists, UAW Union representatives, and others to drive pre-production Ford Ranger trucks around an obstacle course in the parking lot. It looked like a lot of fun too – check it out in the GIF below and read on for some excerpts from Ford’s Official Media Center!


Ford Celebrates Production Start Of All-New 2019 Ranger Midsize Pickup And A New Era For A Storied American Factory

For Michigan Assembly, a sprawling 369-acre plant in Wayne, Mich., which opened in 1957 building station wagons, the start of Ranger production marks a new era. The factory is set to build two high-profile vehicles again in the Ranger and all-new Bronco as American appetite for pickups and SUVs continues to grow.

Ford has invested $850 million to build exciting new vehicles at Michigan Assembly Plant, including the all-new Ranger for North America and the highly anticipated new Ford Bronco, scheduled to begin production in 2020.

“The revitalization of the Michigan Assembly Plant and renewed production of the Ford Ranger is another exciting chapter in our state’s comeback story,” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said. “This is also an opportunity to look toward its promising future with production of the all-new Ford Bronco on the horizon. I thank our partners at Ford for investing in Michigan and contributing to the Motor City’s legacy as the automotive capital of the world.”

Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer who blends city living with off-the-grid adventure. The midsize pickup will deliver utility, capability and technology those customers want and need.

“We have been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Michigan Assembly Plant Manager Erik Williams. “The Ranger is back home in the U.S., and our employees at Michigan Assembly Plant are thrilled to be able to build it for our customers.

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Pre-Order Your New Ford Ranger at Borgman Ford Today!

If you want to be one of the very first in West Michigan to drive the All-New 2019 Ford Ranger, visit Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids today and get your order in! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff would be happy to show you through the ordering process and help you determine which configuration of the Ford Ranger is right for you. One of the benefits of ordering early is you get to pick and choose features, colors, fabrics, and more. Plus, when the 2019 Ford Ranger arrives in West Michigan in February, yours will be one of the first in line, reserved, and ready to roll.

Beat the rush and pre-order your 2019 Ford Ranger at Borgman Ford today. Check out our Ford Ranger info page to read more about the truck, and then Contact Us or visit to get yours into the queue. Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!


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