There are some good news from Ford Motor Company. According to the latest reports, company will bring back its mid-size pickup to the North American Market as 2017 Ford Ranger. This model was originally released in 1982, and it was available it North America for almost 30 years. During this period, we saw several redesigns and updates. Since 2012, this model is no longer available in North America. It is designed together with Mazda, and it is available internationally, in regions like South America, Australia, Asia etc. Finally, newest version of this great pickup will be offered in United States, and it will be a great addition to company’s current lineup.
2017 Ford Ranger specs
The 2017 Ford Ranger will come as completely new variant of this legendary pickup. It will be redesigned completely. According to some reports, it will be no more related to Mazda. New model will designed only by Ford engineers, and it will come with plenty of latest design solutions. Exact details are still unknown, but it is highly expected that 2017 Ford Ranger will use plenty of solutions from new F-150. This pickup will be the entry-level model in Ford’s lineup of trucks, and it will be a great addition to full-size models from F-Series. New model is will come with new platform, which will be characterized by massive use of light materials like aluminum and HSS, which should provide some advantages in terms of performances, compared to competition.
2017 Ford Ranger redesign
Also, 2017 Ranger will get completely new look, which should come base on the latest design language, which characterizes other trucks from the brand. We will see many similarities with F-150. Just in smaller pack. Same thing is expected with interior. New model will be available in several cab configurations. It will feature stylish and comfortable interior, full of advanced technologies in terms of safety, drive-assist and entertainment.
2017 Ford Ranger engine
Exact details about engines for 2017 Ford Ranger are still unknown. It is expected that the company will focus on smaller, inline-four units, in order to provide more efficient fuel consumption. There will be probably two EcoBoost variants in offer. First one will be a 2.0 liter engine. It will have max output of around 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The other unit will be a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, which has max output of 285 horses and 305 pound-feet of torque.
2017 Ford Ranger release date
Finally 2017 Ford Ranger is expected to come next years. More details about launch date and price will be known soon.