2018 Ford Ranger

Thursday, December 15th 2016. | Ford

The last model of Ford Ranger in US market was in 2011 when Ford decided to discontinue the truck. At that time, they couldn’t deal with the financial problem and the big fear that its arrival will impress much buyers of F-150. After spending five years by seeing the growth of Colorado and Canyon, Ford finally understood that it is important for them to complete the US market with this truck. Well, they don’t declare any information yet but rumors mentioned that the coming of 2018 Ford Ranger is possible. It will be the strong rival for the updated Chevy Colorado.

2018 Ford Ranger Front Angle

Exterior

We think it is quite sure that the company will use the same platform as the current international truck to complete US market for the new 2018 Ranger. We can say that they have no plan to create the chassis by using a full strength steel. This change doesn’t reduce its rigidity at all compared to the Colorado. The chassis should have the same size as the base of F-150. However, it has its own identity. The US model will use different running gear to make it more comfortable. To do that, it will have softer suspension system. The all new design will be presented to make it a bit like Edge or the Explorer instead of F-150. The more aggressive and aerodynamic front end will steal your attention.

Interior

2018 Ford Ranger for US model has the same cabin as the UK model. We expect that this car has the same bed but with some special editions to cover different needs on each market. Overhauled interior will be added just like the Transit. It will get different dashboard, equipment level as well as materials because we have big expectation that Ford will increase everything to give much better version for its new season.

Engine

Rumors mentioned that the new 2018 Ford Ranger should be designed with several new engine options. First, the base model might get 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine to provide 250 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque power. There is also larger naturally aspirated 3.7 liter V6 engine to create more than 330 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque power. The most interesting engine will be the diesel 3.2 liter I-5 turbocharged that can be proven to create more than 200 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque power with the towing capability even about 7,000 pounds and more. Those all engines will be mated to auto transmission 10-speed for US market.

Release Date and Price

This mid-size truck is expected to start in the retail stores in the end of 2018 or it can be in the beginning of 2019. For the base model, the price can be less than $25,000. It has the same concept as the competition with the crew-cab as the only choice for those who anticipate 2018 Ford Ranger.