This well-known pickup truck could finally come back to the North American market, as 2018 Ford Ranger. After several years of brake, rumors appeared last year about truck’s return. This model, to remind you, was present for many years. It originally came in 1982, and company produced it until 2012. On the other side, international model continued and you can still find it on many markets around the world. So far, we have seen two generations of it, and this will be the third. We expect to see completely new model, which will also be a little bit different than international model. Exact date of launch is still unknown, but 2018 Ranger could come in about a year.
2018 Ford Ranger redesign and features
The 2018 Ford Ranger will be an all-new model. Although it will probably be quiet different than international model, it should ride on the same platform. We expect to see a mid-size truck, which will come with plenty of amazing features. Many design solutions will be borrowed from bigger and better-known F-150. It is pretty much for sure that this kind of vehicle is needed, especially if we consider that F-150 has such an amazing reputation, that its sales certainly won’t be threaten. The will ride on the same platform as international model, which shares many parts with Mazda BT-50. When it comes to styling, we will see many influences of the F-150 for sure. Expect to see pretty much the same front end. Overall shape should be also very close, just in smaller pack. When it comes to interior, exact details will be known in the future.
2018 Ford Ranger engine
Well, we still don’t know which exact engine will new 2018 Ford Ranger use. Current international model comes only in a diesel variant. It is a five-cylinder 3.2 liter engine, which is good for about 200 horses. It comes in pair with 6-speed automatic transmission and its average consumption is around 28mpg in combined drive. For North American market, we expect to see some petrol engine in offer. Exact unit is still unknown, but it should be some EcoBoost V6 engine. Some smaller 4-cylinder unit is also possible, as option.
2018 Ford Ranger release date and price
According to some prediction, 2018 Ford Ranger could come later next year. We still don’t known price, but new model shouldn’t go over 25.000 dollars in base package. When it is about competition, main rivals will be models like Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma etc.