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2018 Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck


2018 Ford Ranger price, release date, engine, specs – The Ford Ranger isn’t dead yet. Well for the people in North America it is. But good news for them too, Ford is planning to market its new Ranger in North America as well. This means it will be a direct competitor for cars like the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. These cars share the dimensions with full-size trucks. This news is surely going to disappoint the fans of small trucks. The new Ford Ranger 2018¬†will be produced in US factories along with new Ford Bronco.

2018 Ford Ranger US redesign

2018 Ford Ranger changes

Exterior

As tidbits from a Ford designer tell us, the design of the 2018 Ford Ranger is going to drastically change from the old ones. With the new design, Ford is trying to align its Ranger with all its other models. It will get a more muscular design and it will be available in three cab models on global plan: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Cos of lack of midsize pickup truck with regular cab we presume that Ford will offer new Ranger in US only with regular cab variant.

The front end shall be very similar to what the F-150 model offers. A lot can be expected from the Sports version. Changes will also be seen in the headlights, grille and brand new front fascia. In the rear, the Ranger will have a traditional step bumper and an optional frame-mounted trailer. The tailgate will consist the company’s spring-loaded assist system.

2018 Ford Ranger interior changes

Interior

The interior will reportedly not see as many changes as the exterior. The Ranger offers the largest cabin space among its competitors. The company will provide a premium looks to its interior. It has a clean design. There exist a console-mounted gearshift and 4WD switch. The latest version of SYNC would be present. Some other add-ons include Bluetooth connectivity, Satellite and HD radio, voice controls, hands-free and hopefully even a 360-degree camera system. Lower trim levels will come with vinyl seat coverings. For the high-end trims, we will get to see leather-lined seats.

New Ford Ranger 2018 engine, specs

New Ford Ranger 2018 specs

Under the hood of the new Ford Ranger 2018 will be Ford’s 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbo diesel. It shares this engine with the Ford Transit. This engine is able to produce around 200 horses and around 345 lb-ft of torque. We are expected to see two gasoline engines. Both engines will be EcoBoost and the first one will be standard and it is going to be 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder with 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Second engine should be 2.7-liter V6 that delivers 325 horses and 375 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic and 6-speed automatic transmissions will be available with new Ranger. When it comes to drivetrain it will be available in both front-wheel and four-wheel drive options.

2018 Ford Ranger US price, release date

2018 Ford Ranger price and release date

The good news is that Ford will keep the low cost for the new Ford Ranger 2018. We hope that the base model could be under $20,000 but there are big chance that its price should be just under $25,000. The 2018 Ford Ranger will not hit the market before late 2018 or early 2019.

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