Small Pickup Truck fans welcome the rumor about the new 2018 Ford Ranger. The Pickup hasn’t been produced since 2011. It was one of the most popular and one of the best-selling midsize trucks in the United States before the company stopped its production. It is to be assembled in the Michigan assembly plant and is set to replace the C-Max and Ford Focus which the company intends to relocate to Mexico for production there.
The small trucks segment since the exit of the Ranger, consists of the GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma. The Nissan Frontier also made its entry into the market but has been unable to rise above the Tacoma which remains the market leader. This ranger has modifications in terms of performance as well as a redesign of its interior and exterior.
Interior and Exterior Design
The look of the new Ford Ranger will be modern and tough making it very impressive. It should have a more aggressive look with the new chrome grille. The headlights, taillights are LED and the front and rear bumpers have been redesigned. The lights also have increased brightness. The body is made of aluminum making it lighter in weight.
The interior comes with the most changes according to the rumor with the 8- inch display and the instrument panel. The infotainment system is modified to accommodate modern technology and the safety system comes with parking sensors and a rearview camera. The model has the newest airbags thus improving the safety of the driver and passengers. The new Ranger gives more space on the inside and can accommodate seven passengers comfortably. Furthermore, it offers better fuel economy.
- Manufacturer name: Ford
- Model name: Ranger
- Year of release: 2018
- Engine: V4
- Horsepower @ RPM: 197
- 0-60 time:
- Top Speed:
Engine and Mileage Specifications
The engine for new Ford Ranger pickup truck should come with four options. One is the petrol version that gives a horsepower of 164 with 166 lb-ft torque and is 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder. The next option uses diesel with a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine and can give a horsepower of up to 158 with 284 lb-ft torque. The diesel version is rumored to give a lower performance of 129 horsepower making it more fuel efficient. The best option is the one that uses diesel with a performance of 197 horsepower with 247 lb-ft torque. This option has a 3.2 liter V4 turbo engine. All of the above options have the 6-speed transmission with both manual and automatic options and have both rear wheel and all-wheel drive options.
Ford Ranger Price and Release Date
The release date of the new Ford ranger has not been announced yet but is expected to be at the beginning of 2017 in the USA. The pricing of this American pickup truck could range from $23,000 U.S dollars to $ 36,000 U.S. dollars.
This Pickup Truck is for those who desire comfort while driving. It offers the following choice of colors: cool white, metallic aluminum, metropolitan gray, pride orange and black mica.
Source: Car and Driver