2018 Ford Ranger Price, Specs and Release Date
In a compact truck market, Ford walks alone. They don’t have any rivals at all. After GM launched their new Colorado and Canyon, they got more than 50% of the sales with those two models. Now, rumors are hitting the 2018 Ford Ranger which is believed to come in US market. Few months ago, Ford hinted that there is a possibility for its arrival but they didn’t give any confirmation yet, up to now.
If you look closer to the design, the original version is like a downsized model of F-150 but it wouldn’t go with the new 2018 Ford Ranger. The company will modify it so that it has more muscular design and the front end will be similar to the F-150. This change is important to make it more in line with other brands. You can get a lot of more packages such as Sport version or FX4. It will be more different than the current model.
Inside the cabin, it seems that drastic changes wouldn’t be the part of their prior. The company will only revise some parts for both the European and American markets. 2018 Ford Ranger will be designed with major improvements such as the materials and quality controls. For the cabin, it will be larger that will make it easier to compete with its rivals.
2018 Ford Ranger Engine
2018 Ford Ranger is coming out for US market with different needs. It will go with new engines. At this point, the company only provides one engine that will be retained for the global market. It will be the 3.2 inline five-turbocharged diesel that will be used in US Transit. This engine is easy to use without passing any emissions tests again. About the engine performance, it will be tuned so it can offer more output and torque. The base is expected to get a different route compared to the competition. It is expected to have small turbocharged 2 or 2.3 liter. As a result, the car is possible to provide 250 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It is more than the output of the rivals. The new Sport model will be completed with turbocharged or naturally aspirated V6 engine that is ready to provide 300 hp.
2018 Ford Ranger is indicated to send the truck for US market. The release date is still unknown but if we go with rumors, it will enter the final testing in couple months. The production may be revealed in the end of 2017 where they will announce the price. It is expected to be less than $25,000.