2016 Ford Ranger USA – The current generation of the Ranger has been around since the late 2011 but it never was available in the USA. Ford said that it would impact the sales of their bigger truck, the F-150, too much to make sense. However, after they saw that their competitors are having a lot of success with smaller pickup truck vehicles, Ford finally decided that they are going to introduce the new Ford Ranger 2016 on the US market. Realizing it was a mistake not to offer Ranger in the USA market was the best move by Ford in recent years. While it wasn’t official until now, they actually did test the car since the early 2013 to see if it was a viable option for the US. The only way to realize that is to built new Ranger on smaller lighter platform equipped with more efficient engine.
2016 Ford Ranger Redesign
The exterior of the 2016 Ford Ranger is going to be updated compared to the car released in 2011. It will feature a new muscular hood that flows into the new trapezoidal grille. The bold, technical look is now more distinguish than before thanks to impressive projector headlights.
“When you look at how our customers use their vehicles, it’s important that a Ranger looks and functions as a tough, dependable tool. We saw an opportunity to give the design extra tension, and to emphasize ‘Built Ford Tough’ design elements like the outboard nostrils – all while maintaining the Ranger’s excellent aerodynamic characteristics,” said Dave Dewitt, exterior design manager, Ford Asia Pacific.
Inside the Ford Ranger 2016 USA cabin on the other hand will be a step above the car it is based on. The materials are going to be of a better quality while the standard equipment will include quite a bit more things than you would expect. Now it comes with car-like interior for driver and passengers. New instrument cluster is now available in two color tone and provide information about the vehicle, navigation, entertainment and climate control. When it comes to technology it features Lane Keeping Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Hill Launch Assist, and Hill Descent Control.
Dave Dewitt also said: “The interior of the new Ranger is sleek and modern, with a strong technical aspect to it. Accentuating the design, we’ve chosen materials that are stylish and attractive while being durable enough to handle the harsh life of a work truck. The interior may look more car-like, but it’s as practical as ever.”
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Ford Ranger 2016 Engine and Performance
Engine wise the new Ford Ranger 2016, depending on market, will be available with two diesel and one petrol engine option. With standard 2.2-liter Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi diesel engine power the new Ranger will be available with 160 horsepower (118 kW) and 385 Nm (285 lb-ft) of torque. Other option is more fuel efficient engine with same displacement and with 130 horsepower and 22% less fuel consumption. Second diesel engine is 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi engine that delivers 200 horsepower (147 kW) and 470 Nm (345 lb-ft) of torque. The only petrol engine will be 2.5-liter Duratec power-plant with 165 horsepower (122 kW) and 225 Nm (165 lb-ft) of torque. All 2016 Ford Ranger USA models are going to be available with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission and either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive system. Thanks to Automatic Start/Stop Technology now it has better fuel economy by up to 3,5%.
2016 Ford Ranger Release date and Price
The 2016 Ford Ranger release date seems to be at the end of 2015 or early 2016 for European markets. Shortly after that sales should start around the world, and in the the USA market. As we said before it should be lighter, smaller and more efficient than Ford F-150. On the business side, the 2016 Ford Ranger would fill out Ford’s lineup and be a great addition to their current models in the world’s and USA market. When it comes to price it should start around $20,000 and go up to $40,000 for better equipped models. This price should make the new Ford Ranger 2016 a real threat for the Toyota Tacoma.