The 2017 Ford Ranger is one of the newest and most expected vehicles that is currently being talked about on the market. The latest news states that the model is getting ready for a 2017 release as Ford has already made certain announcements regarding this car. The vehicle is getting reworked and should be updated for this year as the speculations about this happening have started the previous year.
The Ranger has always been regarded as a standout vehicle in its respective segment and has always brought to us exceptional handling and utility. This was once Ford’s golden ticket and was the vehicle that made everything possible so it is no wonder people have gotten that much excited about the possibility of it making it on the market.
the latest leaked photos gave us a slitter of hope that placed the vehicle even closer to its release. It was later followed by some more reliable and official information that were released directly from Ford as they have stated that the car is going under production now and that all preparations are being made for its upcoming release.
As people are already excited of hearing this vehicle making it to the market we are also hoping of to seeking the model in action. A sleeker and a more contemporary option has been provided to us now and we cannot wait to see it. Read the rest of the review in order to find out more.
2017 Ford Ranger engine design
The best news about the update and the newest version of the 2017 Ford Ranger is that it is going to come with no less than three engine options available for it. A five cylinder TDCi engine with 3.2 liters option that is able to produce 197 hp and 470 Nm of torque is the primary option the car is getting. The best news about it is that the fuel economy specs have been made more efficient by a while 18%, making the EPA rating now 21 mpg for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.
You can also opt for the new diesel TDCi Duratorq 2.2 liter engine with an output of 158 hp and 385Nm of torque. Although not as strong as the base option, this one is good as it provides a better fuel economy rating compared to the base one. It is 22% more efficient than the base option and proves a much more affordable fuel consumption rate than before. The third option and the final one is the petrol 2.5 liter Duratec engine which also has direct fuel injection. The power of this version is about 163 hp and given 225 Nm of torque. All of the three motioned engine options are going to be fitted with a a six-speed automatic transmission as a base choice.
2017 Ford Ranger exterior redesign
The latest news regarding the exterior of the 2017 Ford Ranger is that the car is going to use the Ford Atlas platform as the basis of redesigning ots Ranger. This is going to be an initial step in rebuilding and modernizing the car. What this helps to do is make the car more aggressive looking as the Atlas adds a dose of masculinity, actually higher masculinity, which the Ranger is going to adopt. This also means that the outside of the vehicle is going to be dominated by a combination of high resistant steel and aluminum structures making it lighter. As they managed to reduce the weight they also plan in extending the vehicle and making it longer. The dimensions are not going to significantly affect the vehicle’s handling ability and are a good show for the car.
The front side of the car is being fitted with a new grille design and also a completely new bumper, which adds to the aggressive tone it is getting. The headlights and the taillights are much more sharper looking and also adds LED features as well. The bed has a larger cargo area and allows for a 1000 pounds of cargo to be placed.
They are also planning on making a comprehensive design on the inside of the car. What the initial plan for the interior of the 2017 Ford Ranger is to make it more luxurious and spacious and enhance the comfort levels of the car. More legroom and more headroom is a good idea for the Ranger as the last model did not have much of it. Quality materials are going to be fitted on the seats with screens mounted to the back side of headrests for the passengers in the back.
The interior is also going to update the information properties making the model much more fun to drive in. Of course, there are going to be some highly useful additions made to the interior of the car as well like the wireless phone charging ability, satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, traffic control features but also something that will make the atmosphere inside the car bearable like the climate control system and an air conditioning system as well.
Price and release date
The newest 2017 Ford Ranger is going to be released next year. Official information about the release date has yet to be posted but according to some sources we might get to see as early as April next year. As for the price, we expect it to start at somewhere around $25,000 but will certainly get higher when all the prices for the higher trims and the offered equipment gets to be announced.