Car Reviews – The Ford Ranger 2018 is not an unknown truck for the US market. The truck actually originated here with the original which was released back in 1983. Ever since it was launched it was one of the best-selling compact trucks on the US market.
However, because ranger 2018 ford had some problems back in 2010 and 2011, they decided to completely remove the Ranger from their US roster back in 2012.
Ever since then people started wondering how the International version of the truck would fare on the US market. Unfortunately, though, 2018 ford ranger said that the Ranger would create competition for their own F-150, so they decided not to release it.
However, a few months ago rumors started spreading about the 2018 Ford Ranger coming to the US and only a couple of weeks back the truck has been confirmed.
FORD RANGER 2018 EXTERIOR
The Ford Ranger 2018 design of the exterior will be quite attractive. The grille is going to get an update to look more aggressive. The headlights and the taillights are going to look sharper. They are also going to be updated with the latest LED technology. The overall appearance of the vehicle is going to remain rugged and elegant at the same time. The dimension of the new Ford Ranger won’t change drastically. And they really shouldn’t, the most important thing to remember here is that the return of the ford 2018 to the US market is what matters the most.
Just like with its GM counterpart, the 2018 Ford Ranger is not going to be identical to the International version. Instead, Ford Ranger will adapt it for the US market in order to better please their customers. For starters, the exterior design is expected to change quite a bit. Some suggested that it would take from the F-150 while others said that it would adopt a modern-classic look, similar to the upcoming Bronco. We are quite sure that Ford will refine the design of the ongoing Ranger and they will give it a slightly more aggressive look.
The original truck looked a lot like a downsized version of the F-150 but this is no longer the case with the ongoing model. The upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger on the other hand might change.
From the looks of it, Ford will modify the US model in order to bring its design more in line with their other products. This means that the truck will likely get a more muscular design and a front end that could be slightly more similar to what the F-150 has to offer.
FORD RANGER 2018 INTERIOR
The interior is going to feature the latest infotainment system, as well as a wide range of new gadgets and technological features. Expect it to have Bluetooth and USB connectivity, WiFi hotspot, satellite radio and navigation. The seats are going to be quite comfortable and covered in highest-quality leather.
The US Ranger will most likely adopt the interior of the current Global Ford Ranger. The Global Ranger features an uncluttered cabin. Its center stack leads into the center console. On the console, you will likely find the model’s gear-shifter as well as the 4WD switch for AWD models. For the US version, the automaker may revise the console to feature cupholders to accommodate softdrinks, which Americans can’t just do without.
Tech-wise, I expect the cabin to feature the latest SYNC but only in mid and top trims. The system features Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, hands-free phone operation, HD and satellite radio, voice control as well as a 360-degree camera.
While top trims will certainly feature leather upholstery on the seats as well as wood and metal accents on other surfaces, lower trims will feature cloth or vinyl upholstery to appeal to the price-conscious customers.
Here things might not be as drastic as on the exterior. The Ranger will be revised for both the European market as well as for the US with the Ranger 2018 Ford version.
While the exterior will be all new for the latter, the interior will more than likely be pretty close. Here we expect a major improvement in terms of materials and quality control.
FORD RANGER 2018 ENGINE
This vehicle used to come with a diesel option. Whether we are going to see such a thing on the US market remains to be seen, however, we can count on it being an option in Europe at least. This is a 3.2-liter diesel engine. A more realistic option in the US version is the naturally aspirated V6 engine, or even the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
FORD RANGER 2018 RELEASE DATE AND EXPECTED PRICE
It should arrive soon, in the second quarter of 2017. The price 2018 Ranger Ford shouldn’t budge much from the current $25.000 mark.
Just like with the European model, the US version of the Ranger is expected to offer three different engines. However, it will get two all-new engines and a carry over one. The one that will be carried over is likely going to be the 3.2 liters turbocharged inline 5. This engine is currently in use on the Transit where it makes a good 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In the Ranger, it might be tweaked to make closer to 200 horsepower and a similar amount of torque. The base truck, on the other hand, is expected to use a turbocharged petrol engine with around 250 horsepower. This would give it an advantage over the 2.5 liter naturally aspirated engines of most of its competitors but it would likely drive the price up quite a bit. The other choice will most likely be a V6 with well over 300 horsepower.
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