The newest announcement about a 2017 Ford Ranger released really got the people interested in the popular brand making a comeback. Ford really surprised the people with the announcement that the new Ranger was in the making and that is its scheduled to get its release date in 2017. The Ranger got much of its popularity in the US market and it is expected that it is going to continue from there and make it big once more.
Many of the all-American compact trucks were discontinued or the production of them stopped in 2012, as the popularity has shrunken and those kind of tucks were kicked in the curb. But the previous year marked a great comeback for GM models as one by one they have started emerging back. Ford decided not to waste any time and thus the new Ford Ranger has been given a revamp and will make its official appearance in the upcoming year.
As Ford has already decided to bring back the popular brand that is the Ranger, there are many spy photos circling the net and a lot of assumptions what they may decide to do with this truck. The most obvious thing is to get it modernized and apply some contemporary equipment to the vehicle and prepare it for some modern times. This is one of the premises of updating the vehicle but it seems that the designer from Ford are taking a more traditional approach which is going to satisfy the fans which are used to having their own brand without any grand experimental changes.
The new 2017 Ford Ranger is going to be a perfect balance and a combination of a contemporary design and a old school appear. The combined efforts are going to make the car popular with the old and the new audiences and perhaps make it one of the more interesting vehicles of the 2017 model year. Read the currently available information in this review and find out the newly released specs.
2017 Ford Ranger interior and exterior changes and news
Currently the design of the 2017 Ford Ranger look pretty promising. Based on the recently released pictures and photos that we were able to get we see a showcasing of some nice features and great craftsmanship by the designers. They have applied a noticeable crossover design for their vehicle and are taking the direction to make it popular like such. The headlights and the foglights have a similar design between them but are changes from the last model as they look more angular. The Ford Ranger will have the standard dimensions of a full-size pickup.
Much effort has been put in reshaping the vehicle properly. This means adding some new and stylish features to the look of the vehicle that were not present there before. They are obviously studying the competition a bit and are making every effort to make the car seem contemporary but without really doing too much to strive away from a regular and traditional look of Ranger. We expect to see some changes happen until the official release date comes as well, but for now we think the redesign is going to be a good change for the 2017 Ford Ranger and will win over a lot of the crowd.
Additionally, the truck is going to be designed using a combination of highs strength steel and aluminum additions which will make the car both strong and durable at the same time but also lightweight from before.
The interior of the 2017 Ford Ranger has been designed in a more carlike fashion. The positioning of the dash has been lowered and the instrument panel does not have a complex design to it making it easier to use. You can even get an 8-inch touchscreen in the upper trim levels for a much easier use. The cabin materials have also been updated and as the base version does hold a pretty decent set there is also an offered array of premium materials that can be chosen and used as well.
The technological update is a big part of the innovation process for the Ranger. The vehicle is going to benefit from a completely technologically advanced package that is going to be fitted inside. The infotainment system is the one getting the most changes and the upper trim levels are going to have an abundance of them for you t choose optionally. Safety is a big issue with these sort of vehicles and you are getting a fully updated package here as well.
Wheelbase: 3220 mm
Length: 5110 mm
Width: 1850 mm
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 1795 kg
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 21/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: Brake:3500 Unbrake:750 kg
Probably the best news about the updated 2017 Ford Ranger is the fact that it is being offered with three engine options. The base option is already a powerful one as the engine is going to be able to use the TDCi 3.2 liters engine with a maximum output of 197 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque. The EPA ratings for this type of a powertrain are also very favorable as the car is expected to make 21 mpg for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway which is an 18% improvement from before.
The new diesel TDCi Duratorq 2.2 liter engine is the second engine option available here which has the output of 158 hp and 385Nm of torque and it also has the enhanced fuel consumption capacity measured at a 22% enhancement.
Finally, the petrol 2.5 liter Duratec engine with direct injection is the final option. This one will allow the vehicle to produce 163 hp and given 225 Nm of torque. The car is going to be available with a a six-speed automatic transmission system which is going to be available for all of the engine options.
2017 Ford Ranger price and release date
The latest 2017 Ford Ranger is going to be available by next year. There is still a long way to go to get the new Ranger and the release date will be given as it nears. We are expecting the car to be available for sale in the first part of next year. The given price is going to be around $ 50,000. Other expected models coming from Ford which are in the making include the 2017 Ford Atlas, 2017 Ford Troller and 2017 Ford Explorer.
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