Following the rise in sales of the rival Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, the Ford intends to bring back a newly designed 2018 Ford Ranger truck to the US market. Apparently, this development seems good news for the Ford devotees across the world, especially those in search of a mid-size pickup truck. The new vehicle comes with many new changes, which are in line with other products offered by the company.
2018 Ford Ranger – Redesign:
The next Ford Ranger brings a host of new changes and redesigns that will certainly wow its diehard fans. From what we have witnessed, this truck gets a muscular design, and its front end will slightly resemble that of the F-150. We also expect to see a couple of packages for it, including a Sports version as well as FX4.
Overall, the body-on-frame construction is retained, but its size is slightly condensed. Like GM’s mid-sizers, this compact truck is just somewhat smaller than its forerunner. The design of the next Ford Ranger remains faithful to the earlier generations, in addition to the models on sale outside the United States.
2018 Ford Ranger – Exterior and Interior Specification:
The new Ford Ranger comes with revamped grille style that resembles what the F-150 has to offer. On top of the new grille and headlights, the upcoming truck bears the Ford stamp, which is ostensibly engraved into a chromed strip. The headlights will be redesigned and will have LED technology installed for an ultimate experience. According to our insiders, the rear section of the truck gets some attention as well, particularly the rear lights that get an entirely new look.
One of our principal sources suggests that the interior segment of the 2018 Ford Ranger remains unchanged, at least, for the most part. The reports have it that its interior maintains the identity of the platform offered in the previous generation. While much will not change in the car’s cabin, the new truck brings a few minor styling tweaks—including a redesigned gear lever, amended steering, and different trim materials. The center console also remained unchanged. It maintained a host of infotainment features, including a 7-inch touchscreen for MyFord System.
2018 Ford Ranger – Engine and Performance:
The new Ford Ranger is powered by a 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine that is presently offered in the global Ranger. The engine that is scheduled to grace the American dealership is also available in the full-size Transit Van. It will help the new Ford Ranger in confronting its key rivals like the 31-highway-mpg diesel Colorado or Canyon twins.
The U.S. lineup is also expected to comprise an Eco-Boost four-cylinder engine in conjunction with a logically pronounced V-6. A naturally aspirated diesel Bronco is pretty good and proves handy for the upcoming Ranger.
2018 Ford Ranger – Release Date and Expected Price:
The 2018 Ford Ranger is scheduled to grace the retail stores somewhere toward the end of 2018 or early 2019. Its base price is likely to be in the region of $25,000.
The new Ford Ranger will apparently face fierce competition from its key rivals in the market arena. Its leading contenders are the GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma Trd Pro, and Nissan Frontier.