Ford is still working on the 2016 Ford Ranger, which will be unveiled in the course of the year. The new 2016 Ford ranger represents the epitome of modernity in its segment.
It comes with new features which make it an admiration in the trucks segment. It will be sportier, sleeker, stylish and with improved performance. It will definitely make a tenacious comeback the world market. Here are just some of the expected features:
Ford will use the Ford Atlas Platform to redesign 2016 Ford Ranger. A more rugged and aggressive look is expected on the exterior. High resistant steel and Aluminum will dominate the exterior panels. This will significantly reduce its weight. It will be slightly longer and wider that its previous model.
The vehicle comes with a newly designed grille, bumpers and with new improved chassis. The headlights and taillights will be sharper and more ambient, with LED lighting. There will be more space for luggage, with a maximum capacity of 1000 pounds. The wheelbase will also be widened.
New Ford Ranger Interior Features
This premier vehicle will undergo a comprehensive redesign in the interior. It will be more luxurious, spacious and comfortable compared to the previous model. There will be more legroom and the headroom. The seats are expected to be made from high quality fabric material. The front seats will be electric, fitted with screens for back passengers.
Other expected interior features include wireless phone charging, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, modern infotainment system, air conditioning system, traffic control features and climate control system.
Safety and security features will also be put into consideration (5 star security rating). It will be fitted with a rear camera to assist when parking.
Engine Options for Ford Ranger 2016
Three engine options will be available for the redesigned Ford Ranger. The first option is a powerful five cylinder TDCi engine with 3.2 liters and 197 hp. Maximum torque of this engine is 470 Nm. By applying new technologies in recirculation of exhaust gases, fuel consumption is reduced by 18 percent. Expected fuel consumption for this engine is 21 mpg for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.
Another option is the new diesel TDCi Duratorq 2.2 liter engine with 158 hp and 385Nm of torque. For which is also increased fuel efficiency by 22 percent.
The third is a petrol 2.5 liter Duratec engine with direct injection. This power train will produce 163 hp and given 225 Nm of torque. All engines will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
There are rumors of a hybrid version of the new Ranger 2016 with Turbocharged 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine with direct injection. The engine will be coupled with electric motors and starters which will give the Ranger excellent fuel consumption, ecological characteristics and high performance.
All variants of the Ford Ranger 2016 will be available with Start / Stop technology. The 2016 Ford Ranger will be a 4 wheel drive, but will have the option 4×2 drive.
2016 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
The estimated price (MSRP) of this iconic truck depending on a market where sales, and is somewhere around $20,000 for the basic version with a gasoline engine, and goes up to $ 50,000 for the XL Plus version with the most powerful diesel engine and the highest trim level.
The price on the Australian market, where is already in showrooms, for the XLT 2WD model is $ 46.690, while the 4WD bit expensive and costs $ 52.390. The price of 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak for the version with manual transmission is $ 52.390, while for the automatic transmission need to add $ 5.500 (prices are in Australian dollars).
The new 2016 Ranger I already occupies a large place in Ford sales in the European, Australian and some other markets. On the US market are not selling, here Ford has confidence in the F-150, although customers from America and Canada, Ranger is deep in the heart, so they can change plans in the future.