4 Beloved Old Car Models Returning in 2019

No one forgets their first car, or the first car bought with their own hard-earned money. Each car is loaded with memories, and some become fast favorites. Whether you loved your old cars for their reliability, their unique style, or their years on the road, chances are you miss those vehicles greatly.

You may not have to long for the “good old days” with your favorite long-gone car anymore. Automakers are listening, and they’re hearing drivers want some of the most popular old models back on the road. And these companies are making a serious effort to satisfy their fans’ desires. When the 2019 model year vehicles are released this year, quite a few retired nameplates will emerge from the dead. In 2018, the new releases ahead will be very familiar.

Is your all-time favorite car returning for 2019? Here are four of the retired car models returning to dealerships and fans’ garages in the year ahead.

1. Ford Ranger

Until it disappeared in 2011, the Ford Ranger was considered the ideal pickup truck to drive on an everyday basis. It was reliable, easy to maintain, and attractively priced. Expect the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger to offer these same great qualities. The next-generation Ranger has a rugged appearance that’s destined to turn heads. Under the Ranger’s hood sits a 2.3-liter, EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission to aid acceleration and promote better fuel economy.

Sit inside the Ranger’s cab and you’ll discover the interior of this midsize pickup is just as rewarding. It’ll offer all of Ford’s latest high-tech goodies like an available Wi-Fi hot spot and an amplified B&O sound system. Safety innovations, such as automatic collision braking and lane-keep assist, add to the Ranger’s appeal.

2. Toyota Supra

During its heyday, the Toyota Supra was among the quickest sports cars on the road. To the joy of drivers around the world, Toyota is bringing back this high-performance driving machine for 2019. Pictures of the upcoming Supra have already started to surface, and drivers will love the car’s new look. Sleek and aggressive styling will enable it to go head-to-head with any sports car on the market. Although Toyota has yet to release information about the Supra’s interior features, you can expect the automaker’s Entune infotainment system to be a key highlight.

Of course, the 2019 Toyota Supra’s performance is what most drivers are excited about. The base turbocharged four-cylinder engine will deliver a lot of fun, and the boosted V6 engine will be the preferred choice for true driving enthusiasts. A performance-tuned, eight-speed automatic transmission is rumored to be the Supra’s new standard gearbox.

3. Jeep Wagoneer

When drivers think of Jeep, most envision one of two famous cars: the 4X4 and the wooden Wagoneer. Jeep is bringing back the beloved Wagoneer for 2019, meaning drivers can find this classic SUV on sale this fall. With more and more Americans clamoring for SUVs, Jeep is reintroducing both the traditional Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. Both returning models will be built on truck frames, using a pickup platform to make the 2019 Wagoneer sturdy on any road.

Jeep has yet to release any photos or concept images of the revamped Wagoneer, but it’s rumored that the SUV will remain a full-size, three-row model with expanded cargo space to suit big families and frequent travelers. The 2019 Wagoneer is expected to debut with a sticker price of $60,000, while the Grand Wagoneer will total $100,000 – meaning Jeep is making its beloved SUVs premium models like its competitors.

4. Ford Mustang Bullitt

The Ford Mustang certainly hasn’t left dealerships since its release back in 1964, but one popular iteration of this storied sportscar did: the Mustang Bullitt. Ford Mustang lovers understand what the iconic Bullitt nameplate brings to the table. A special-edition Mustang, the Bullitt was first seen in the movie “Bullitt” in 1968. The car’s unique Dark Highland Green paint color and action-packed performance left everyone in awe. Unsurprisingly, the announcement of Ford’s all-new 2019 Mustang Bullitt is also creating quite a stir. It’ll flaunt a few signature styling cues, including a blacked-out mesh grille and an exclusive set of 19-inch wheels. You’ll also notice the Mustang Bullitt’s Nitroplate black exhaust tips.

Although the Bullitt model is based off the regular Mustang, it’ll come equipped with additional performance goodies like an open-air induction system. Ford tweaked its 5.0-liter, Coyote V8 engine to produce an intoxicating 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission enables drivers to smoke the tires at will. Like the original model that captivated drivers during the 1960s, the all-new Mustang Bullitt will have a ferocious exhaust note.

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