After several years of break in the United States, the Ford Company announced that new generation of Ford Ranger will be offered on the US market also. The new Ford Ranger will hit the U.S dealerships probably in the latter half of 2017. On another hand, other markets around the world will have to wait couple months more. As before, this model will be offered almost everywhere around the world or more precisely in 180 markets worldwide. The 2017 Ford Ranger will come with great improvements and updates in every segment. The exterior and interior design are improved and we can also expect better engine capabilities as well as better fuel economy. If you want to learn something more about the latest model from Ford, just follow the text bellow and enjoy.
2017 Ford Ranger – New Dimension of Style:
An exterior design of the future 2017 Ford Ranger diesel is definitely improved and we can see a lot of modifications here. The whole front fascia is slightly changed and here we can notice redesigned headlights with a new, more angular shape. The technology that powers both the headlights and the taillights is of course LED. Furthermore, the trapezoidal front grille is modified and contains Ford logo in the middle and also “Ranger” lettering above. Down low, the front bumper will be very muscular and massive and here we can see rectangular LED powered fog lights as well as large air intakes. At the rear fascia, we can notice big “Ranger” inscription.
This model will ride on large aluminum wheels, most likely 18 or 19- inch size. Additionally, the 2017 Ford Ranger diesel will be constructed using a combination of aluminum and highs strength steel which will make the car both durable and strong at the same time but also lightweight from before. There is no other information about the exterior design considering the model is still in progress so perhaps there can be some new surprise and changes.
Interior Design and Features:
From the inside, there is going to be more changes than from the outside. We can expect the addition of several new high-tech features, as well as the addition of high-quality materials. All seats are very adjustable, comfortable and wrapped in the premium leather. The dashboard of the next 2017 Ford Ranger diesel is completely changed and here we can notice new 8-inch display fitted with modified infotainment system. Some of the other standard interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, a 360-view camera, and many others. Some of the safety features are a lane-keeping assist, front, and rear park assist, tire pressure monitoring, hill launch assist and electronic stability system.
2017 Ford Ranger – Performance of Engine:
The awaited model will be offered with two improvement engines and that is the biggest news. The standard engine is a powerful one and it is about the 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. This engine is capable of delivering 158 hp and 284 lbs.-ft. of torque. According to EPA, the fuel economy with this engine is rated at 24/29 – city/highway. That is fantastic 18% improvement from before.
The other engine is powerful 3.2-liter turbodiesel with five cylinders. This engine has an output of 197 hp and 630 lbs.-ft. of torque. The pulling power on new Ford Ranger 2017 with this engine is in the range from 1750 to 2750 rpm.
The 6-speed manual transmission come as standard, while you can opt for 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, you have to choose between 2WD and AWD option.
2017 Ford Ranger – MSRP and Release Date:
A new model 2017 Ford Ranger will have a starting MSRP of around $22.000 (American dollars). The fully equipped AWD version can cost up to 42.000 USD. Its release date will be scheduled for the second half of 2017.