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Most Anticipated New Vehicle Models of 2019

Following up on our previous article that discussed some of the newest vehicle redesigns being unveiled for the 2019 model year, this article will cover some brand-new models being released to consumers this year.

Ford Ranger

Returning to North America for the first time since 2011, Ford is reintroducing the Ranger to the mid-size pickup market for the 2019 model year. Slated to become available in the fall of 2018, the Ranger may be the perfect solution for those who require the utility of a pickup, but are turned off by the size and/or price point of the best-selling F-Series.

While information is still being released, the Ranger will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder engine backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission. The truck will also be offered in three trim levels: XL, XLT, & Lariat.

For more information: https://www.ford.com/trucks/ranger/2019/

Subaru Ascent

With the release of the Ascent, Subaru is officially throwing their hat into the 3rd row SUV ring for the first time since the Tribeca. Available in a 7 or 8 passenger configuration, the Ascent will be the largest vehicle offered by Subaru in their current lineup.

While Subaru vehicles are known more for their boxy body-style, the Ascent provides consumers with a traditional SUV look. Additionally, the Ascent will be the first Subaru to include their EyeSight package as standard equipment. This package includes a suite of safety technology such as adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and a heads-up display. As with all Subaru vehicles, the Ascent will be equipped with an all-wheel drivetrain as well.

For more information: https://www.subaru.com/vehicles/ascent/index.html

Volkswagen Arteon

Billed by Volkwagen as the successor to the CC, the Arteon is poised to step in as the company’s new sporty sedan model. The vehicle will be powered by a turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that puts out approximately 268 horsepower, and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

“Inside, drivers are greeted by an 8-inch infotainment screen and an electronic gauge cluster known as the Digital Cockpit. Leatherette upholstery comes standard, though you can upgrade to Nappa leather, ventilated front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, and heated rear seats.” US News states.

While no official release date has been announced, production is tentatively scheduled to start up in the summer of 2018.

For more information: http://www.vw.com/models/arteon/

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