Ford Ranger was one of the pickups from the lineup of the American manufacturer that was sold primarily in the United States, but in 2012 they have realized that the Ranger and the F-150 are competing with each in other in sales and Ford didn’t want to jeopardize the popularity of the F-150 – because of that they decided to stop offering Ranger in the United States. However, at the same time they decided to offer it in certain markets, where this model is quite a success. The American manufacturer plans to unveil the 2017 Ford Ranger in the coming weeks, as a replacement of the model that was unveiled in 2010.
2017 Ford Ranger Exterior
Most of the people expected that in terms of look and size, the new Ford Ranger 2017 is going to be similar to the F-150, especially now when the American manufacturer decided not to sell it anymore in United States. However, according to official statements of Ford officials, this is not going to be the case – instead the new Ford Ranger will be similar in size to Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok, which are the two main competitors.
The design of the 2017 Ford Ranger is going to be completely new – Ford wants to differentiate new Ranger from other pickups in their lineup and because of that it is going to have a different, more aggressive styling. In the front, the Ford Ranger 2017 will have a smaller, sleek headlights with LED elements, a big chrome grille that houses the large Ford logo and has Ranger branding above it.
The back of the pickup will have the standard vertical taillights that will have LED elements, the cargo door will have both Ford and Ranger branding, while certain trim levels will offer large chrome anti-roll bar in the back.
Ford Ranger Interior
The 2017 Ford Ranger is a pickup that is going to be used primarily for work and because of that it has an interior that was designed with functionality in mind. However, the American manufacturer decided to use some details from their SUVs – like the three-spoke leather steering wheel, big touch screen display and lots of metallic and chrome details used throughout the cabin.
Seats will be available in both fabric cloth and leather upholstery, however, leather will be only available in the top trim levels, while the fabric cloth will be available on base and lower trim levels.
Ford Ranger 2017 Engine
Reports suggest that the new 2017 Ford Ranger will be offered with two different engines – first is the 2.0l engine that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.
The second is the 2.3l EcoBoost engine that produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and will have all-wheel drive.
2017 Ford Ranger Price
The base version of the Ranger 2017 will cost around $20,000, while the top-of-the-line model could cost up to $50,000.
Release date of the new 2017 Ford Ranger
The new Ford Ranger will be unveiled in the beginning of 2016 and it should go on sale later that year.