The Ford Ranger auto maker has finally broken the silence with the announcement of unleashing of a new 2016 Ford Ranger after a two year silence. The new pick-up truck has been designed on a similar platform as its predecessor and will come with very minimal changes on both its exterior and interior design according to the spy pictures we have. Read more about the car and be ready for it’s release date!
Some news suggests that the changes are meant to address the flaws that were experienced in the previous version as well as improving the model to a whole new levels. Some of the imperfections in the previous version include the weight and size which the new vehicle will address.
Buyers should expect the new 2016 Ford Ranger to come with a reduced weight that will be attributed to the use of aluminium door and window panels. Rumours allege that the auto maker might have reneged on producing a new model due to lack of a meaningful competition.
The U.S.A market according to them was rather uninspiring and dull, however with the expected entry of GM, things are bound to change.
2016 Ford Ranger exterior
The Ford Ranger is a very popular vehicle especially in the United States. This pick-up truck is widely known for its top notch features and performance that dispel any promising competitor before they even think of designing one.
The new truck will still be determined, strong and definitely stylish. It will some with 2-doors or an optional 4-doors for higher trim versions. The quality exterior of the new 2016 Ford Ranger will make use of light-weight materials which will lead to a better fuel economy and performance specs.
The dimensions of the new pick-up truck will most likely be about 190” long, 66” tall and 70” wide. New information reveals that it will also come with a higher towing capacity though the details have been shelved.
However, our source privy to the upcoming announcements reveal that the truck will be able to pull up to 3,000 pounds of load and another 1,000 for the carry load. On the front fascia, buyers should expect high quality LED’s while the hood will be made of chromium.
The wheels will be availed as 15” but changes are expected depending on the trim level.
The most noticeable aspect that will most likely confront buyers on the first encounter with the 2016 Ford Ranger is the spacious cabin that it will come with. It will be more luxurious and will most certainly appeal to everyone.
The interior will definitely be adorned with top notch materials and improved features with the base coming with traditional cloth upholstery while top trims like the Wildtrak will come with high quality leather materials.
The base will also come with a 4.2” touch screen while the top trims will most certainly come with an 8” touch screen with optional navigation feature. The cargo space will also be increased to up to 1000 pounds according to released pics.
A lot of effort has been consumed in order to make the new truck appealing and powerful to the most extreme levels as much as possible. Safety features to be included in the pick-up truck will include multiple airbags, stability control, Back view camera, antilock brakes, trailer sways control and blind spot exhibits.
2016 Ford Ranger engine
The new 2016 Ford Ranger will come with two EcoBoost options. The first engine will come without a turbocharger while the other will come with a turbocharger with direct injection. The first engine will be a 2.2L EcoBoost engine, this powerplant will be among the most favourite for most buyers since it will be very fuel efficient within its class.
The engine above will be able to provide 158 horsepower and 225 pounds of torque. The engine will be able to achieve fuel economy ratings of 21/30 in the city/highway.
The other option will be an EcoBoost engine with a turbocharger with a capacity of 2.5L. The Duratec gasoline engine will be able to generate 163 horsepower and 166 pounds of torque. The other engine option will be a 2.2L Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi diesel engine which will generate up to 160 horsepower and 284 pounds of torque.
The engine will be capable of saving up to 22% in fuel consumption. The ultimate engine to be offered will be a 3.2L Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi engine which will provide up to 200 horsepower and 347 pounds of torque. These engines will be paired to a 6-speed auto transmission unit.
2016 Ford Ranger Price and Release Date
The release date of the new 2016 Ford Ranger is scheduled to be towards the last quarter of this year with a base price of 20,000 USD.