2016 Ford Ranger price, release date, specs – When compared with the older model, the new Ford Ranger 2016 comes more redesigned, with a new light aluminum body, reduced weight and more unique features. It will include an upgraded grille, headlights, and bumpers. But, the decision on whether to enter the market with this model under the name Ranger or give it a brand new name the F-100 and introduce it as a part of the F series has not been decided yet.
2016 Ford Ranger redesign
The popular Ford Atlas platform will be used for the development of the 2016 Ford Ranger. High high-resistance steel and high quality aluminum will be used for building the vehicle, and that will very much contribute to the weight reduction, as well as increase the reliability and extreme durability of the entire vehicle. The new Ranger will also get a newly designed front and rear bumpers with modern lines, providing a more attractive look. Further on, there will be a redesigned grill that goes excellent with the new attractive style. Headlights will have a sharper line, adding more aggressiveness to the overall look.
As far as the interior of the car goes, the new Ford Ranger 2016 will be fitted with more features than earlier models, such as new materials, and comfortable seats. It will not be as luxurious as the inside of the F-150, but, nevertheless, the higher trims will in fact offer leather upholstery and a few soft-touch options. On the other hand, the base models will be equipped with standard cloth seats, and the rest of the interior will be made of modern materials. The 4.2-inch touch screen will be standard in all but the base model, while optional 8-inch with added navigation will be fitted just in the high end trims. When talking about the safety of the new 2016 Ford Ranger, we must say that it is on a much higher level than before, it will be equipped with all mandatory airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and trailer sway control, while the rearview camera with blind-spot monitors will come as optional. With a luggage capacity of 1000 pounds, the only thing left to say is that the interior of the new Ranger is very spacious and highly functional.
Ford Ranger 2016 specs
The new Ford Ranger 2016 comes with the 2.2-liter engine as standard. It is capable of delivering 158 hp (118 kW) and 284 lb-ft (385 Nm) of torque and it can also come with less power (130 horsepower) but with better fuel economy (22%). Second petrol engine is 2.5-liter Durateq powerplant with 163 horsepower (122 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) of torque. There are two diesel engines also. First one is from the last generation of Duratorq TDCi diesel engines with 2.2-liter of displacement. For maximum towing capacity and power there is 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi diesel engine with 197 horsepower (147 kW) and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. With an updated exhaust gas recirculation system it has 18% better fuel economy. All models of the 2016 Ford Ranger will be available either with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
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2016 Ford Ranger release date and price
The new Ford Ranger 2016 for different markets will be built in different facilities around the world and it will be available later this year. The 2016 Ford Ranger price is expected to start from $20,000 and go up to $40,000, depending on the selected trim and the equipment.