2016 Ford Ranger diesel, price, specs, pics – Compared to the previous generation, the latest edition of the Ford Ranger is going to appear on the market with a quite different design. It will have an aluminum built body, which will improve the problems that the previous model was struggling with, mostly regarding weight and size. In addition to the new material for the body, the new Ford Ranger 2016 will also have a restyled grille, headlights, as well as bumpers and more performance to offer. However, the company is still not sure if they will present the new model under the Ranger name, or maybe, as some rumors claim, they will present it as a part of the F series, and name it the 2016 Ford F100.
2016 Ford Ranger changes
As we already mentioned, aluminum and high-resistance steel will be used for the building of the new Ranger. This will allow the vehicle to come with less weight, but will also provide reliability, and superb durability. At the front, the lights will come with a sharp design, adding a dose of aggressiveness. Both the front and back bumpers will come redesigned, with a modern line touch, giving it a more attractive overall appearance, while the restyled grille will fit in perfectly with that new attractive look.
The cabin will include new materials, more features, comfortable seats, while the safety of the new model stands on a much higher level now. Furthermore, it will have a huge amount of highly functional space, and it will not come as luxurious as the cabin of F-150, but the higher trims will still be leather upholstered, with a few soft-touch areas. As for the base model, it will be equipped with standard cloth seats, while everything else will be made of modern less fancy materials. As for tech features, the 4.2-inch touch screen will be offered, while an 8-inch with navigation will be offered just in the high end models. Safety features will include stability control and trailer sway control, mandatory airbags, and anti-lock brakes, while the rearview camera with blind-spot warning will be optional.
New Ford Ranger 2016 diesel specs
Depending on the market, the new 2016 Ford Ranger will be equipped with three engine options. First one is a 3.2-liter TDCi 5-cylinder diesel unit, which is capable of producing 200 horsepower and 470 Nm (345 lb-ft) of torque. Ford will also offer one more engine option under the hood of the 2016 Ranger, and it is the 2.2-liter Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi diesel engine, and it is capable of pumping out up to 160 horses and 385 Nm (285 lb-ft) of torque. Third engine is an only petrol option and it is 2.5-liter Duratec powerplant with 165 horsepower and 225 Nm (166 lb-ft) of torque. As far as the transmission is concerned, all three engines ought to be paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox, while both FWD and AWD will be available.
2016 Ford Ranger price and release date
The new Ford Ranger 2016 ought to start with a price of around $20,000 and go up to $40,000, depending on the trim and the selected options. We expect that the new Ranger will be available for sale in Europe in first months of 2016 and after that it will come to 180 car markets around the world. The bad news is that it will not be offered to the costumers in the U.S. Only way that the 2016 Ford Ranger will be available in U.S. is smaller platform and more fuel efficient engine with much lower price tag.
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