Ford ranger was quite a popular car in its segment before its production was stopped about four years ago. This inactive period seems to be ending soon given the speculations about its return as a classy compact pick-up. A lot of the information concerning its comeback as a 2016 Ford Ranger is only speculations since there has not been any official communication from its manufacturers. Nevertheless, the 2016 Ford Ranger is expected to make an impact in the truck segment since it will be redesigned and its performance will be enhanced too. In order to work out its imperfections such as the weight and size problem of its predecessor, it will acquire a smaller body while most of its body parts will be made out of light weight materials.
2016 FORD RANGER: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
This new truck, 2016 Ford Ranger, shall be based on the Ford Atlas platform just like the F-150. There will use of high grade aluminum and specially light steel which will reduce its weight significantly and therefore bring in excellent fuel consumption. Use of these materials will also make this model a highly reliable truck and as well as exceptionally durable. Again, its exterior will acquire a new look since its grille will be redesigned while the headlights will have sharper lines which shall contribute to a much more forceful look. The front and rear bumpers will be refreshed too, giving this new 2016 Ford Ranger a more attractive appearance compared to the serious look of the current model.
Its interior will come with great features, new modern materials and comfortable seats. Its automakers have placed the safety of its users at a greatly advanced level. 2016 Ford Ranger is said to have five star safeties, thus placing it in the line of extremely secure vehicles. It is expected to have a spacious cargo area which will accommodate luggage capacity of 1000 pounds, making it an exceptional modern pick-up truck in today’s auto market. Furthermore, its interior will be improved by using high quality material and modern technological features like navigation system, USB connectivity, a 4.2 inch multi-functional display, Bluetooth, dual zone automatic climate controls, premium audio system, satellite navigation and air conditioning among many more. The cabin space will be sufficient enough with comfy seats and ample space for small things as well. There will be electric front seats while the rear passengers will be treated with dual screens.
2016 FORD RANGER: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
It is still unclear about the exact engine which will be placed under the hood on the 2016 Ford Ranger. However, it is most likely to be a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine which delivers 240 horsepower and 270 lb feet of torque. This same engine is being utilized by Ford Edge and its fuel economy is rated at 21/30 mpg in the city/highway respectively. The other likely engine variant is a new 2.3 liter EcoBoost generating 285 horses and 305 lb feet of torque. Since these are mere speculations, people can just wait and see the exact engines which will be availed in this redesigned truck.
2016 Ford Ranger: Release Date, Price and Competitors
2016 Ford Ranger is expected to be launched in the last quarter of 2015 or early in 2016. Its price is also still a secret but it is expected to cost much cheaper than the F-150 model which costs about $ 24 000. Its main competitors will be the Toyota Hilux, Ford F-150 and Volkswagen Amarok.