American car maker prepares a big comeback of this pickup, which is expected to come as 2018 Ford Ranger, according to latest reports. This mid-size pickup truck is well known name in car industry. It was originally introduced in 1982. During all these years, we saw numerous modifications of it. Finally, Ford discontinued this model in 2011, after almost 30 years of production. Company continued to offer this truck internationally. Finally, new reports appeared recently, and they talk about return of this truck. New truck is expected to come as 2018 Ford Ranger, and it will come completely redesigned, featuring plenty of novelties.
2018 Ford Ranger specs
American car maker plans to return this model, as 2018 Ford Ranger. There are several reasons for this move. Since 2011, company don’t have truck smaller than F-150 in its lineup. If we consider that trucks are by far the best-selling vehicles of Ford, and that the Chevy’s model for this segment, Colorado, reach at least 70.000 units sold every year, it is easy to conclude that there is a high demand for vehicle of this type in Ford’s lineup. So, what to expect from new Ford Ranger? According to several reports, it will come completely redesigned, featuring new platform, new look etc.
2018 Ford Ranger redesign
It seems that new model will be designed by Ford independently, unlike previous models that were developed together with Japanese company Mazda. It is expected that new pickup will adopt most of technology achievements from new F-150, featuring lightweight body and other new design solution. Also, 2018 Ranger is expected in visual aspect to follow its larger relative. New model will be adapted to the same design language, and it will feature pretty much the same shape, only in smaller pack.
2018 Ford Ranger under the hood
It is expected that 2018 Ford Ranger will be avaialable both with petrol- and diesel-powered engines. When it is about petrols, we expect to see modern EcoBoost units, such as 2.0 liter engine with 240 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque, and 2.3 liter unit with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. When it is about diesel engine, it is expected that 2018 Ranger will use 3.2 liter five-cylinder unit. It could be found under the hood of new Transit, which has max output of around 180 horsepower.
2018 Ford Ranger release date and price
Exact details about release date and price are still unknown. According to some predictions, 2018 Ford Ranger will come somewhere late next year. Price will be known in the future.