Ford’s pick-up truck Ranger is well known in various car markets, including total of around 180 countries. The model, however, is not available in US. 2016 Ford Ranger went through a facelift, and new model year brought few great changes. Among them are refreshed exterior and interior, as well as upgraded engine and features. Earlier on this year, Ford unveiled the model’s new look and here is what 2016 Ford Ranger has to offer:
2016 Ford Ranger Outside and Inside
On the outside, changes are most visible on the front end. This part of the vehicle now resembles the Everest SUV. The trapezoidal grille is larger than before, hood of the model is more muscular, while the headlights have been narrowed. Ford also incorporated new fog lights as well as restyled front bumper into the new Ranger. Exterior of the 2016 Ford Ranger now looks more rugged than before, and overall more modern thanks to these changes.
On the inside the model receives few changes also. Ford’s intention is to make the new Ranger to look more like a regular car than a pick-up truck. Interior now features an 8-inch touchscreen as well as new dual-TFT instrument cluster placed behind the steering wheel. Beside feature upgrade, new 2016 Ford Ranger also benefits from better materials in the cabin and some details added to contribute to more premium feel on the inside.
2016 Ford Ranger Engine
Well, not just cosmetic is done for the latest Ford Ranger. America’s most popular automaker has included the engine of the truck into this small makeover. The engines are paired with either maual or automatic 6-speeder. Completely four power units is available, including three diesel and one petrol engine. Petrol unit is a 2.5-liter Duratec with 163 horsepower and same number of lb-ft of torque. Diesel units include 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi and 2.2-liter Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi with two different outputs. 3.2-liter unit is good for 197 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to advanced tehcnoogy, this engine will now be able to boost fuel economy by 18 percent, which is fantastic. Second diesel, 2.2-liter produces either 128 horsepower or 158 horsepower. Dependign on market Ford offered different outputs. This is the Ford’s latest generation engine, and it is around 22% more economical than before. Performance of the 2016 Ford Ranger is improved thanks to fine-tuned suspension and by adding EPAS system (EPAS – electric power-assisted steering).
2016 Ford Ranger Price and Release Date
Although 2016 Ford Ranger already revealed its 2016 Ranger, the model’s release on the market will come few months from now. The price is expected to start around $23,000, but we will have to wait for official Ford’s release to know exact pricing of the model. Stay tuned for further notifications on 2016 Ranger!