Air Design USA, in collaboration with Ford Licensed Accessories, introduces an off-road series body kit for the 2019 Ford Ranger. Complete with Front Bumper Guard, DRL Roof Pods, Hood Scoop, Fender Flares, Door Moldings, Rear Tailgate appliqué, and Tailgate Spoiler applications, the full body kit accentuates the truck’s aggressive factory styling, with greater strength and versatility.
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger re-entered the mid-size truck market this past year, equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed electronic automatic transmission, as well as advanced technology and safety features. “We put our 2019 Ford Ranger to the test in the high deserts of California—what an incredible truck! This vehicle handles so well it makes any driver feel like a professional behind the wheel,” says Billy Longfellow, VP of Design and Engineering at Air Design USA and lead designer for the company’s custom Ford Ranger build, which received an Outstanding Achievement in Design award from Ford Motor Company at the 2018 SEMA Show.
Fit for both on- and off-road travel and steeped in American heritage, it combines the nostalgia of the platform’s glory days with an enhanced toughness, durability, and capability derived from over a century of Built Ford Tough™ engineering excellence.
“As a designer, I had so much fun driving the Ford Ranger under the conditions we did, and applying that experience to the mass production of our off-road body series kit for this American favorite,” Longfellow continues. Each piece is precision-engineered as part of a sophisticated digital workflow that includes 3D CAD modeling and full-scale CAM and CNC prototyping for a custom-crafted fit on the Ranger. Furthermore, it’s backed by Air Design USA’s longstanding history of continued innovation, superior design, and easy installation.
“Ford currently doesn’t have a Ford Ranger Raptor available for the North American market, so our approach was to emulate that look and feel at an attainable price point for truck enthusiasts,” explains Longfellow. “We’ve successfully created an aftermarket product that respects the original DNA of the vehicle’s impeccable factory design but adds our signature California flare. The end result is the only body kit of its kind to give truck owners true Ranger Raptor appeal,” he adds.
The company’s USA division distributes its product line exclusively through Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. To learn more about Air Design products, visit the company website at http://www.airdesignusa.com and make sure to follow on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.