Ford released their new Ranger truck everywhere, but not in the U.S. Now, after some rumors about future 2018 Ford Ranger, we will definitely see this model on the U.S. market. Exterior design will not change much compared to the model sold worldwide. Some minor changes will be introduced. Ford will probably offer all three cabs on new Ranger – Regular, Extended and Crew.
Up front, 2018 Ranger will have redesigned headlights and new grille. Aldo, panoramic moon roof could be offered, as well as the sliding rear window. At the back, Ranger comes with bed LED lighting, step bumper, trailer hitch receiver and spring loaded assist system. Future 2018 Ranger will run on 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels, along with two- and all-wheel drive system. Inside the cabin, new Ranger should get some improvements. Regarding equipment, it will have new SYNC system, along with HD and satellite radio, voice controls, Bluetooth and 360-degree camera system. Interior choice will include everything from vinyl and cloth seats, up to leather seats and metal and wooden details in top of the range models.
Engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Ford Ranger engine lineup will likely include 3.2-liter 5-cylinder turbo diesel from Transit model. It is capable of developing 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. But Ford will definitely improve these numbers for the new Ranger. Second choice might be 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which is already powering F-150. There it produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. 4-cylinder 2.3-liter petrol engine from Ford Explorer could also be in the lineup. This powertrain is capable of generating 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Engines will be coupled with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive version will be equipped with an electronic locking rear differential and two-speed transfer case. There is still no information about 2018 Ford Ranger fuel economy specs.
2018 Ford Ranger release date and price
2018 Ford Ranger price is still a mystery, but rumors suggests it could start around $21,000. This is very close to the competition like Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. 2018 Ford Ranger release date should be set by the end of 2017.