We’ve covered a lot of overlanding 2019 Ford Ranger pickup trucks in preparation for the upcoming SEMA Show, but this one from Hellwig really seems to deliver on aesthetics and kit a little more than the others. And if you needed to, you could live in this thing for as long as necessary.
The Hellwig 2019 Ford Ranger is fitted with a 3.5-inch Icon suspension, 17” Icon Compression wheels and massive Falken M/T tires. Hellwig then added its own sway bars, a Ford Performance Parts cat-back exhaust, rear differential cover and recovery kit. Addictive Desert Designs rock sliders and bumpers, Rigid lighting, ARB jack and Bushwacker fender flares round out the off-roading gear. That’s all designed for just getting there.
Once you get to wherever it is on the map you want to reach, the Hellwig Ford Ranger can support life with a variety of amenities. It comes with Goal Zero solar panels, to keep things powered up without the 2.3L EcoBoost engine firing up, which in turn saves fuel for actual movement of the overland truck. Shelter is provided via a Tepui hard-shell tent, a Trail Kitchens stove on a bed slide for hot meals, and finally, a DC Safety first-aid and roadside assistance kit.
Of all the overlanding SEMA Ford Ranger pickup trucks we’ve covered, this is the only one so far we’ve seen with solar panels, and with a 3.5 inch lift, it may also be the tallest. To further whet your off-road appetite, have a look at the Ford Performance Parts Ranger, the RTR Rambler, the Advanced Accessories Concepts Ranger, and the Yakima Ranger. These aren’t quite the Ford Ranger Raptor us Americans are missing out on, but the trucks certainly show the way of unlocking the truck’s untapped potential with a bit of aftermarket kit.