Watch out guys, the new 2016 Ford Ranger is coming! And according to some rumors, the new 2016 Ford Ranger’s release date should be somewhere towards this fall. It is imperative to note that the present generation of the vehicle has been with us for around four years. Unfortunately, it never made it to the U.S for a couple of reasons unknown to us.
However, despite the reluctance of Ford to make the previous Ranger available in the U.S market, the 2016 model, according to well-placed sources will be provided this time round owing to the fact that other smaller pick-ups in the market achieved considerable success.
And whilst the vehicle’s debut wasn’t made official until recently, the vehicle was rumored to have conducted test drives for close to two years now. This was to verify whether its viability in the U.S.A was something to consider.
That said, the 2016 model, according to Ford, is set to come with major improvements and redesigns that will guarantee its competitiveness in the crowded pickup segment. The nitty-gritties of the features and updated technologies are still scarce, but our team privy to Ford operations has some comprehensive info in this review.
Exterior and Interior Pics – 2016 Ford Ranger
Assuredly, the new 2016 Ranger will come with major updates in comparison to the 2011 model. We expect it to feature a revised fascia that will take into account muscular hood and a restyled trapezoidal grille. According to our own rendering, the front fascia will now be bolder and more distinguishable from other trucks in its segment.
Also, the projector lamps should be infused with LED technology. Other features which we should anticipate to come with the new 2016 Ford Ranger include LED taillights, 4.2” touchscreen display, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, CD player, rear privacy glass, telescopic steering wheel, premium audio system, rear climate control, cruise control, Sync, and a reclining driver’s seat.
Other features in the top-of-the-line trim should include climate control, leather upholstery, power liftgate, front heated seats, configurable gauge cluster, 8” touchscreen display, auto-dimming aft view mirror, parking sensors, chrome exterior trim, blind spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and 20” wheels. .
According to Dave Dewitt, the cabin of the forthcoming new 2016 Ford Ranger is going to be both modern and sleek, with an imposing technical detail to it. He further added “our team has chosen quality materials that are both attractive and stylish while factoring in the durability aspect enough to withstand the harsh life of a workhorse like the Ranger”.
Engine Specs – Ford Ranger 2016
Under the hood of the fresh Ford Ranger 2016 is a selection of several engines, which will obviously depend on the market niche. Multiple sources indicate that both a gasoline and a two diesel engines will be provided with the Ranger.
A 2.2L Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi diesel powerplant will be fitted on the Ranger and will be able to provide 160 hp and 385 pounds of torque. It is highly perceived that the second diesel powerplant will be more fuel efficient and will have about 22% better fuel economy.
The second diesel powerplant is a 3.2L Duratorq five-cyl TDCi drivetrain able to crank out 200 hp and 345 pounds of torque.
As for the petrol engine, expect a 2.5L Duratec drivetrain good for 165 hp and 165 pounds of torque. All of the engines described above will come paired with a 6-speed manual of auto transmission. The power will be forwarded to either the FWD or the AWD.
Some of the safety equipment to expect should include traction and stability control, side curtain airbags, Curve control, front seat airbags, and trailer sway control. No details about the 2016 Ford Ranger mpg has been made public yet, but we are digging deep to unveil them.
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
Ford Ranger 2016 Price & Release Date in USA
As already mentioned, the 2016 Ford Ranger release date is set sometime before the fall of this year or early next year for the European niche. The sales should also commence for the U.S market thereafter.
Several sources have indicated that the vehicle will probably come with a price tag of around $20,000 for the base models and up to $40,000 for the well-equipped models. The most formidable rival for the Ranger should be the Toyota Tacoma, but we cannot exclude vehicles that also come from Ford like the F-branded Ford F-150 and Ford F-350 models.
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