2016 Ford Ranger price, specs

New 2016 Ford Ranger gets a facelift for this model year. Its sales continues in 180 markets worldwide. Production for Asia Pacific markets is done in Thailand. Plant in South Africa supplies African and European markets, while Argentina is its production place for the Latin American markets. Being so, Ford has a lot of responsibility when it comes to Ranger’s styling and engines, but also a lot of risks, since its sales market is so extensive. What exactly is changed, compared to 2016 Ford Ranger predecessor? Let’s review it:

2016 Ford Ranger Front

2016 Ford Ranger DESIGN CHANGES

Exterior changes made for this model year include refreshed front and rear ends of the truck. 2016 Ford Ranger styling details resemble Ford Everest SUV. Headlights are sleeker, grille is larger and trapezoidal. Hood is also redesigned slightly to give the model more muscular look.  Ranger didn’t lose its rugged look though. Its changes were made in order to make it more car-like, but without losing the design details that make it what it is – a true pick-up truck.

Interior is rather upgraded than anything other. Features are refreshed, and new Ranger now has larger touchscreen of 8-inhces. Dual-TFT instrument cluster is also new for this model year. Some other interesting features include Sync 2 system, lane keeping alert and aid, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, park assist (front and rear) tire pressure monitoring system, ESP… etc.

2016 Ford Ranger Interior

2016 Ford Ranger ENGINE SPECS

2016 Ranger’s performance has several updates. Its suspension received fine-tuning, so Ranger is expected to have better handling and deliver more comfortable ride.  Handling is also upgraded with addition of electric power-assisted steering system. This system also improves fuel economy of the truck by up to 3 percent, and helps noise reduction.

Engine offer includes four units, three diesels and one petrol. Transmission options stay the same, and include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Diesel engines include latest generation 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi, which is now around 22 percent more fuel efficient. This engine comes available with two outputs, one delivering 129 horsepower and other 158. Whether the customers will be able to choose stronger or slightly weaker 2.2-liter engine depends on market. Third diesel engine is a 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi with 197 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. This engine received updated exhaust gas recirculation system which caused fuel economy boost by 18 percent.

Only petrol engine available for the 2016 Ford Ranger is a 2.5-liter Duratec with 164hp and 166 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Ford Ranger Rear

2016 Ford Ranger PRICE AND RELEASE DATE

Release date of the 2016 Ranger pick-up is expected sometime during the late summer or early fall this year. Pricing specs will be revealed slightly later, but new price tag shouldn’t be much higher than the current $23,000.

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