All the Ranger needs is a fold flat rear seat and power rear window and it’ll be the same!FEA and those optimization programs have done wonders for engineering and design. As someone who works with FEA almost daily it has changed the way I see parts and load paths and stiffness ribs and what not.
As far as the Sport Trac... I'm quite a bit younger than most of you guys on here, so I had a 1:24th scale Sport Trac (in orange no less) that cherished and always wanted to get one when I got older. In the end, I'm almost kind of did with the new Ranger. Same color and everything. haha