For some time, Ranger was the best selling small truck within the U.S auto market. However, owing to unknown reasons, Ford pulled it out of the market. Today, Ford seems to be thinking of new ways of bringing this renowned model back. In that case, there are high expectations of a 2016 Ford Ranger which is expected to come with a couple of upgrades that will make it more competitive and also meet the U.S standards.
2016 FORD RANGER: EXTERIOR
In terms of its exterior, no changes are expected to take place. Its great look will still remain and the LED headlight and tail lights will also be utilized. The previous model has received a lot of criticism in regard to its size and weight. Therefore, the redesigned 2016 Ford Ranger will acquire a new aluminum body which will enhance its body weight. It will be manufactured from high grade aluminum and high resistance steel. Again, its grille will be changed and fitted in a new style, together with its bumpers and headlights. Its headlights will acquire a sharper line which will give the car a more aggressive look. These materials will greatly contribute to this car’s weight reduction, and also make this auto more durable and reliable. Moreover, this coupe will acquire modern lines which will give it an attractive look as compared to the outgoing model.
2016 FORD RANGER: INTERIOR
On its inside, 2016 Ford Ranger is rumored to come in completely new materials for its global model. Most of its current features will still be available including its automatic climate control, its satellite navigation, the premium audio system, the electric front seats and the infotainment system with dual screens for the back seat passengers. The interior will also get some new materials, enriched features and comfortable seats. Safety in this model is being given highest priority. In fact, this car will be one of the most secure vehicles to drive in. Its luggage space has also been increased to accommodate 1000 pounds of cargo, thus making this car a highly functional pick-up truck.
2016 FORD RANGER: ENGINE AND OPTIONS
A lot of rumors have been circulating about the most likely engine to power this machine. Ford has already declared that the superb 3.2-liter inline 5 will still remain even in the U.S market. However, this particular engine will come with some improvements in order to meet the needs of the U.S consumers. This superb engine will provide about 190 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Indeed, this old engine is better compared to Ford Ranger’s main competitor that utilizes a new 2.8-liter Cummins. Again, it is anticipated that the 2016 Ford Ranger will come with the EcoBoost package which comprises of two engines. There might be a smaller 2.0-liter engine and also a bigger 2.3-liter engine whose power ratings are 230 to 280 hp and about 300 lb-ft of torque. This car’s old 6 speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive is expected to remain. There are possibilities of a 2016 Ford Ranger four wheel drive in addition to a 6 speed manual transmission.
2016 Ford Ranger: Price, Release Date and Competitors
Its base price has been revised and it is going to begin at $ 24 000. Also, its release date has been set and it will take place in the last quarter of 2015. The closest competitors of new 2016 Ford Ranger on market will be: Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok.